Friday, June 8, 2012

DIY Hime Gyaru Heart-Shaped Handbag

Hey everyone ^^

I know that I posted a handbag tutorial last month, so it's kind of soon to be posting one so quickly. Nonetheless, I hope that someone enjoys it :) This tutorial is actually extremely short, as it was very easy to do.

I saw this handbag on Tumblr and thought to try emulating the style. BTW if you guys can read the small print, I'd love to know whose blog this came from! XP

EDIT: I saw in a recent post that The Glass Princess owns this bag ^^ Check out her post! The bag is way prettier than I'm allowing it to look on MY post, so that mine doesn't look awful in comparison X)

You will need:
  • At least 2 different colors of lace trim
  • A round handbag
  • Floral pieces
  • Pretty material (to make a bow)
  • 1/4" ribbon

For the first step, I used pink lace trim to make an "outline" of the heart shape that I'm pursuing. This was kind of difficult T_T

Next, I used a white lace trim to outline the inside shape of the heart, thus making it look a bit more refined in shape.

Cut a piece of material to be used as a bow. Size is relative to the size of your bag.

The previous shot didn't capture the sparkle on the fabric as much as I'd have liked, so I'm including this one as well ><

Attach your bow to the center of the purse.

Use floral pieces to fill in the remaining empty space and as a centerpiece for the bow.

That's all ^^ not much detail in this post, but I wasn't sure how to be more specific X) I felt like it was so self-explanatory. My end result really doesn't have anything in common with the original with the exception of the shape. ><

My purse collection is starting to look like a decoration!! @_@

If you have a request for a certain tutorial or from a picture, you can tweet me @magicpearlheart or leave it in the comments. I'll try my best to try it out and make a post :)


  1. thankyou for linking back! i did reply in my blog <3

  2. Nice post! Now I'm looking for materials. ^^ I'm so excited! Your work looks so cute! It just what I wanted! Thank you for the great post! <3
    Wishing you the best, Lavulin.

    1. Thanks :D the hardest part is getting the shape, but other than that it's pretty easy. good luck :)

  3. I love this so much!! I really need to try it when I get home. Thank you for this!

    1. Awesome ^^
      it makes me feel kind of guilty when you thank me because I do these things for myself... and then show off with pictures that I throw together to look like a blog post X)

      I don't think it deserves thanks since I have an ulterior motive xD

  4. i wouldn't know you actually made this, it's so pretty :)

  5. omg ur blog is so amazing and pretty!!! i love each and every one of your tutorials~!!! have followed you as a result, hope you follow my blog back lovely!!


    1. Thanks a lot :) Your blog is also very cute ^^

  6. oh my god, you're so creative!!! they're all so adorable and I think I'm going to make one too! thanks for the tuto <333

    1. If you start, you won't be able to stop.

      ...and then you'll end up with a wall of purses X)

  7. The blog that you were wondering about is this one:, and I believe that Tomo was the creator of the bag.

    I love the end results of the heart bag, especially the gigantic bow and the frills. You may not think that it was all that good at the end, but I can definitely see the work that you had put into it and it looks all that more prettier for it. I would give it a try, but I already have a heart bag that has been sitting in my closet for who-knows-how-long and is been waiting to be used. :) Maybe whenever I have a spare bag...

    1. Thanks ^^ looks like a blogSHOP ><

      It makes me kind of uncomfortable making inspired posts for someone's merchandise. I wish that I'd known that in advanced T_T

      By the way, you're extremely articulate. Do you get that a lot? It's one of the skills that I often like to fake in person X)

    2. I just saw your response, so my apologies for the late reply. xD This is about the first time that I had been called articulate, so not really. Haha! I do realize though that I do type a lot on occasions, so maybe that's why I came off like that? O-o

    I like the facebook page, as it is updated more often.

  9. like the styles you have about bags ...are just awesome and shiny look..i get a lot info from your site..thanks for share it to me
    way of showing women handbags is just awesome and the styles of bags you have are really nice i like it thanks for share it to me


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