We love a quick and easy D.I.Y. project around here, and today’s project is as quick and easy as it gets. Our intern extraordinaire Kim whipped this up in the blink of an eye, and we’re lucky enough to have her spill all the details here:




Leather item (we used an Austin clutch)

Dylon fabric paint in bronze

paint brush

circle template (we use paillettes from our local craft store)



1. Lay the paillettes out on your leather piece to get a feel for the spacing. You can use a ruler to make sure everything is even, or you can just wing it by making sure everything looks lined up visually.

2. Trace each circle with a mechanical pencil. This will allow the lines to show up, but they’ll still be faint enough to paint over easily in the next step.

3. Fill in each circle with the bronze paint. It will take 2-3 coats to get an even finish, so allow enough time between each coat for the paint to properly dry.

4. That’s it! Really, it’s that simple.


If you’re looking for a place to get started, be sure to check out our Austin collection. Thanks for the fantastic project Kim!