Today’s Star Wars fashion DIY is a First Order symbol clutch. The First Order symbol works so well against a black background, but surprisingly the symbol isn’t used much for licensed Star Wars accessories. Black is such a popular color for handbags and wallets, and I’m always a fan of classic Star Wars symbol accessories. So what’s Dark Side girl to do? Make her own!
My daughter is a big Kylo Ren fan, and being a Star Wars fashion fan (*proud mom here*) she wanted to put together a Kylo Ren inspired look for her senior year prom. We couldn’t find a clutch to work with her outfit, so we decided to put together our own custom Star Wars First Order clutch.
- Craft Glue – I used Uhu
- First Order patch – I bought mine from Mirror*Universe
- Clutch or wallet – cheap or second hand/thrift store find
We got two patches from Mirror*Universe – which is run by an awesome geeky costuming couple, and they ship worldwide! We couldn’t decide which size patch would work best – so we got two to choose from. Mirror*Universe offer small, medium and large sizes, which is perfect for getting the right size for your clutch.
We decided we would use the larger patch, so it was a quick process of applying the glue to the back of the patch, and carefully placing the patch in the center of the front flap of the clutch. Follow the instructions for your glue – it’s usually a good idea to leave glued items for 24 hours to fully set.
A simple DIY, with only one step – but it was the perfect accessory for my daughter’s prom outfit. It’s a great choice for adding a Star Wars touch to any cheap wallet or clutch your have – or ‘upcycling’ a second hand one!
This was a fun and quick project. It’s a great option if your budget is limited, or Star Wars fashion is hard to source in your country. You can do this with any clutch or wallet with a flat front surface, and any Star Wars patch you like.
And of course, I found a use for the extra little patch – I made myself a little First Order handbag! The perfect little accessory for my own Kylo Ren themed outfits.