DIY Craft – Make It Ruby’s Button Up Retro Bag

DIY Button Bag
DIY Button Bag

Hey GirlMoguls, our friend Ruby, over at just sent us this totally cool new diy craft project – a perfect redo for any old handbag lying around.  You can even head over to a second hand store and pick up a cool bag on the cheap, if you don’t have something at home lying around to re-purpose – oh and that’s another reason why we love this project – giving something old a totally new life…so green (and so ready for Earth Day).

Button Up Retro Bag
Ruby’s Tool Kit: fabric glue, marker, buttons
1. Renew a bag from a second hand store or from your own closet and
make it scream RETRO 🙂
2. Apply different color buttons to the bag with a fabric glue.
3. Glue a broach to the front of the bag to add some extra bling.
xoxo Ruby – be sure to head on over to for more great DIY Craft Projects

Make It Ruby – DIY All Buttoned Up Magazine Holders

Hey GirlMoguls – our friend Make it Ruby has another cool DIY project for us – let me tell you, this one I so need – I always have so many magazines lying around and no place to put them – but not anymore – because check out these fun and super magazine holders.  So get your glue gun out and have some fun girls!   And don’t forget – for more fun crafty DIY projects, be sure to check out MakeitRuby at

Make it Ruby’s “All Buttoned Up Magazine Holders”

Ruby’s Tool Kit:

  • cereal box
  • scissors
  • craft knife
  • craft paper
  • tacky glue
  • buttons
  • pipe cleaners

Safety First: Always be careful while using a craft knife

All Buttoned Up DIY Magazine Holders
All Buttoned Up DIY Magazine Holders


  1. Repurpose a empty cereal box into these fashionista magazine holders. Using a craft knife cut from top of the box in a basic curve of your holder.
  2. Wrap box with craft paper. Reinforce the top edges by glueing a row of buttons to protect & strengthen magazine holder.
  3. Use pipe cleaners to create decorative accents to the front face of the box. This project is perfect for displaying all your must have mags!!!