Love Aesthetics

January 8, 2011

D I Y / Hair-On Purse




Hair on leather, goat hair purses and jackets that have blown my mind plus my obsession with hair resulted in this project. I created a new hairy friend, the perfect piece to give any outfit an odd touch. It could come right out of Morticia Adam’s wardrobe.

What you’ll need to make one is
-45 minutes
-a boxy leather flap purse. (I used an old vintage one that, as you can see, was already a bit damaged)
-one package of short human hair strands (for sale at wig supply shops, also online or on ebay)
-Glue (you can also use needle and thread. I tried it but the leather of my purse was in a very bad condition)
*Optional, I also added a golden chain to the strap. I felt all that hair needed some hardware to not look too much like a wig on a strap.


What you are going to do is glue on ‘rows’ of hair on your purse starting at the bottom. Depending on how large your purse is and how much hair you have to cover it with decide on how much space you are going to leave in between each row. I left about 2 cm between each.



Measure how long your next row is going to be, cut the hair to the right size and glue it on your purse. You’re going to be left with some short left over pieces of hair. Use those for the lower rows, or the rows on the back of the purse. Be sure to save some entire strands for the top of the purse, because those are going to be visible.

Go on gluing the rows upwards until you reach the top. Then glue the last two in the same direction at the back and make the hair go over the top.(see image that the hair looks like it’s flipped from that back to the front) You can even style it into shape with a straightening iron.


105 responses to “D I Y / Hair-On Purse”

  1. Lisa says:

    Heel creatief, maar ik vind het wel een beetje te freaky voor mij haha. Maar je DIY zijn echt geweldig!
    Deze ook weer!

  2. MeMe says:

    Absolutely fabulous! xxx MeMe

  3. Michelle says:

    Oh, this reminds me of that guy on Project Runway who made his entire collection consist of human hair!

    I think it’s really wicked, and really creative of you with this DIY. Looks great!

  4. Céline K.G says:

    I don’t know if… i love this bag or not aha 😀

    xoxo, Céline

  5. death_sexxx says:

    great idea doll… looks awesome!

  6. That’s a great idea, the bag looks great!

  7. heylila says:

    it IS odd, but cool DIY!!!


  8. GENIAAL!! Vind hem echt prachtig.
    Bekijk ook even mijn nieuwe tas, ze hebben wel overeenkomsten vind ik!

  9. Sabrina O. says:

    Vreemd, but I like it!
    Sabrina O.

  10. this is amazing! definitely looks like it could have came out of the addams family wardrobe… but i love it even more for that.
    well done on adding the strap, i do think it’s necessary!
    surprisingly… i have a whole pack of human hair that i’ve never opened… now i need to find a flap bag 🙂

  11. Anonymous says:

    wow, that’s a good idea! I think it’s really cool.!xoxo

  12. once again, zooo creatief! ziet er echt goed gelukt uit joh! ik had vroeger ook van die hairy tassen, maar niet van die lange menselijke haren haha. geeft idd een ‘odd’ sfeertje maar heel tof!

  13. projectvee says:

    you always have the most amazing DIY ideas. love this 🙂

  14. Taylor says:

    Once again, this is amazing. I can’t believe how well you transformed that bag.

  15. Marlene says:

    Great idea 🙂
    Love it !

  16. Nemesis says:

    Gewoonweg geniaal haha, het is dat ik zelf niet echt iets met “haar” heb maar het ziet er super uit!

  17. Suzanne says:

    jij bent mijn held!
    ik wilde dit ook een keer uitproberen alleen was ik bang dat het zou mislukken. Maar nu ga ik het zeker uitproberen! Moet iets, nu ik geen kleding mag kopen haha

  18. Kimberley says:

    I am so jealous. Now make the hair shoe (Nicholas Kirkwood).

  19. crazy pig says:

    Oh my god, that’s so original! SUch a great idea… It looks a bit macabre-like, but it’s damn cool <3
    you’re so creative!

  20. Jantine says:

    Super joh! Ofja, het past niet echt bij mij maar je bent zo creatief en stijlvol!

  21. AP23 says:

    That is quite something! Very unusual 🙂
    ♥ ♥ ♥

  22. Fakkin vet!!!
    En je tattoo vind ik ook echt super!!

  23. Emma says:

    hahaha this is so rad!
    I love it!


  24. Heis says:

    And you did it again, Fantastic!

  25. Piter says:

    SO original!!!!!!!

  26. Now


  27. Shilpi says:

    OMG haha so clever!

    Love this post



  28. wobblinbetty says:

    Perfection! I’m loving this so much!!!!

  29. minnja says:

    Amazing photos & bag !!!!!!


  30. Francesca says:

    another amazing DIY. thanks for your email! i hope it’s okay that i’m using a few of your pics to go along with the interview x

    F. (

  31. WAUW! Ik beland net op je blog en jouw blog beschrijft de stijl waar ik van houd! Je DIY zijn helemaal geweldig en ik heb daarom een klein artikeltje over je gemaakt! Ik volg je nu ook! Kom je trouwens uit Arnhem?

  32. Sarah Voigt says:

    Your blog is fantastic!
    I love your style and your good ideas… and you are just so buteful -i’m så envy 🙂

    I’m a follower now.
    -you are welcome to take a look at my blog.


  33. ur amazing at diy! absolutely amazing!

  34. TONJE says:

    ha ha wicked. 🙂

    xx T

  35. ziet er heel vet uit, je bent echt vreatief he!? x

  36. Sjaar says:

    Geweldig idee. Wel een beetje morbide maar geweldig haha. Je nieuwe tat is geniaal. Hoe kwam je er bij?

  37. Marle says:

    Wauw, ik moet het je nageven; het ziet er geweldig uit!

  38. lies says:

    ik vind het echt geweldig!

  39. Ginta says:

    OMFG! This is amazing!

  40. Is that your/a tattoo? Fckn. awesome. Love simple tattoos. Anyways, only you can think of a ‘create your own hairy bag!’-diy. hahaha

  41. angelina says:

    really great idea!

  42. tutta_ says:

    I love the idea!

  43. hannah says:

    this is SUCH an incredible post. i love the purse and i am definitely making my own.


  44. Kim says:

    Geweldig weer ! Wat ben jij toch super crea he !

  45. That purse is so amazing! I love your simple DIY post, brilliant 🙂

  46. naughtymess says:

    awesome as always!



  47. Chip says:

    amazing!!! so smart!
    I love a good hair DIY

  48. QueenDesi says:

    OMG!!! you’re so creative!!
    i loe this idea to make a hairy purse.
    really remind me to one episode in America’s Next Top Model cycle 14
    where the model wear hairy outfit.
    i love the concept but i think that’s to much if i turn it in my daily outfit.
    But with this hairy bag, that’s totally the best solution to take this hairy concept on my everyday style.
    thx for share babe.

    oh yeah i’m your new follower,
    come and visit my blog..feel free if you wanna follow me back


    in Love&Light
    Queen d

  49. Luca says:

    AAAh, this is just an amazing blog!
    I didn’t noticed you before!

    Start dreaming on

  50. Love this DIY – the finished bag looks amazing!

  51. my gosh i love this so much!

    shall definitely be having a go at it myself!

    v x

  52. Yamilla says:

    wauw! geweldig! veel leuker dan in het haar! haha! liefs,

  53. Marle says:

    Ik had al gereageerd, maar wilde je nog even laten weten dat ik je doorgelinkt heb én heb getagged, haha!

  54. Emma says:

    Not gonna lie; that looks wicked. x

  55. Prad Savania says:

    Wow, what an Amazing post…so cool, also very innovative, keep up the great work…

    Check out my shoe design blog? All my designs are hand-drawn also…Take care….

  56. Raez says:

    love this DIY! You never fail to dissapoint when it comes to creative new DIYs, you rock!

    xx raez

  57. clever!! not sure that i want a purse with hair though, but you totally rock it!


  58. I don’t know how I feel about it. It’s sort of creepy. But I love that you did it!


    November Grey

  59. Alysha says:

    this is so freaking awesome!
    i love everything on your blog-im now following

  60. great idea! cool DIY, definitely will keep in mind

  61. just found your blog..looked through the whole thing…LOVE! following.

  62. cathy. says:

    This is so gorgeous! I think I’d attempt this with feather trim rather than hair. The thought of a wig on a bag freaks me out a little 😛


  63. S says:

    Your DIY’s are always fantastic, I think I’m trying this one when I end my exams, the result is excellent!

  64. Sarah says:

    wow you’re very creative! great DIY, I especially like how you added the gold strap.

  65. Angy says:

    amazing! you are so creative!

    I will follow you, please follow me too 😉

  66. the first picture made me smile – looks like you are pretending to have facial hair! haha. anyway, you made a very difficult idea look flawless and professional

  67. Jessie says:

    If you made a heap of these, I’d buy one from you.

  68. HitomiNeko says:

    wow. that’s nice! n it doesn’t look that creepy on the photos.. hahhaa.. great blog. following!

    please check out mine too ^^

    @ Click here to help!
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    @ xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo

  69. Bex says:

    This is insane, what a fabulous post! I love how the bag turned out, it looks amazing!

  70. Marella says:

    So creative dear! Gorgeous blog! Following! Follow back? <3

  71. Debbie says:

    WAUW ik vind het echt geniaal! Serieus, supertof, en zeker niet freaky!


  72. Milly says:

    Love this bag and your whole blog in general!


  73. Rix og Mill says:

    OMG that’s so cool! Need to try making one myself, even though I’m not good at making stuff like that (:

  74. jess says:

    This scares me a little bit but I love it at the same time. Isn’t fashion funny? Great DIY x

  75. ching says:

    gosh this is amazing! very creative.

  76. Emma says:

    Echt geweldig! ♥

  77. ólöf says:

    looks really good!

  78. Jooz. says:

    really nice DIY! 😀

  79. Very cool bag. (thanks Outsapop!)

  80. Six Six Sick says:

    Completely brilliant. I definitely want to try this!


  81. Yorien says:

    Só cool! I’m def going to try it out tomorrow! Thank you!~

  82. coco says:

    looks amazing!
    great job.

  83. le pearl says:

    Kinda gross but cool at the same time. Good stuff for doing something out-of-the-ordinary x

  84. Isabelle says:

    freakish but i love it! you did a reat job.

  85. denise says:

    wat ontzettend creatief,
    en origineel bedacht!

  86. Shine On says:

    May have to nab this idea sometime in the near future!

    Peace X

  87. Maria says:

    Heee, ik zoek al heel erg lang zo’n soort tasje!
    Vroeg me af, of je tegen betaling zo’n zelfde soort iets wilt maken voor mij? Liefss Mariska

  88. Shevon says:

    I actually did this with a twist I’ll post pics soon. All I used a was old leather cylinder bag a h&m chain and a belt from I was 4 oh and a good old pack of weave lol came out great!

  89. Anonymous says:

    something like freaky but also catchy

  90. what??? this is amazing. so creative !

    instagram: rebequitaalonzo

  91. Mateusz. says:

    Świetna jest.:D Pomysłowe.:)

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