Looking for the perfect clear game day bag to carry into the football stadium? Try this easy DIY that only takes about 20 minutes! It’s stadium-approved and only about $15!
I’ve got plenty of crossbody bags laying around in my closet, but the clear bag is unchartered territory for me.
Since I’m not a student, I don’t actually attend all that many games anymore. SO with that said, I can’t really justify spending too much money on a clear game day bag.
So to solve that problem I turned a cosmetic bag into the perfect stadium-approved game day purse for around $15 and in about 20 minutes.
What You Need:
- Cosmetic Bag (I got this exact one on Amazon Prime for $6)
- Vinyl Letter Stickers (Another Amazon Prime purchase for $5.99. Grab ’em here)
- Two packages of 36 inch chain (or 5-6 ft total)
- Two jump rings
- A pair of pliers
Step 1: Pick Your Phrase.
Figure out what you want your phrase to be and cut out your letters. I went with “Gameday Vibes” because I wanted it to be football/tailgating themed.
I cut my letters out first instead of peeling them off just so I could gauge how much space I would need on the bag. You know… to make it as centered as possible and to make sure it would all fit!
Step 2: Stick Your Letters On.
I did my best to get them in the middle and fairly straight — which is way harder than you would think! Either way, I think the slight crookedness makes it a little more quirky anyway.
Step 3: Add your chain.
I used two packages of gold chain (each 36 in long). Before I could put the chain on the bag, I had to add the two jump rings.
Since this was a cosmetic bag, I didn’t have much to work with as far as where to connect the chain to the bag.
I poked a small hole in the gold fabric part under the zipper (using a needle) and looped a ring on each side.
Then, I connected the chain. You can take out length depending on how long or short you want your bag to be.
For a little bit of extra game day flair, add a purple tassel or pom keychain!