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Perfumes & Purses & Shoes, oh my!

Filed under Art Projects, Beads, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Miniatures, Sale, Streets of Paris, Tutorials

Remember Design Team Member Laura Carson’s chocolates & sweets from a couple week’s ago? That was the second post of a series.

Today’s project is the third of many that will roll out over the next few months… all leading to building a group of miniature Parisian shops: The Streets of Paris. There will be a chocolate shop, a cafe, clothing boutique, flower shop, bookstore & pharmacy. I can’t wait to see all the details! More info here.

So, on to today’s project: Purses, Shoes, Perfume Bottles, Cosmetics & Jewelry. Whew! Laura has made a huge selection of options. And she has displayed them in some of the glass cabinets from week 1 of this series.

And the new products and techniques can be used on all sort of projects (whether making miniature accessories or not)!


So many options to choose from! I decided to begin this mini-tour of Laura’s accessories with those deco-inspired cosmetics tins (and compacts) above! They are made with polymer clay and labels from the new Mini Cosmetic Labels Half Sheet! (More on that collage sheet below, as it’s also FREE now through Monday!)

I also spy a big group of bottles made from beads (on trays that were featured in the chocolates post) and the pre-made Mini Wooden Make-up or Jewelry Box. Oh, and in the foreground, a fancy box made with one of the Black and Silver Carved Saucer Beads.

There’s (another) new collage sheet today: Mini Purses Collage Sheet (and coordinating Digital Images Set), both made by Laura! This sheet contains ten easy-to-fold and assemble purses along with images like beaded appliques and jeweled bits that can be used to dress up the purses.

Moving on to the next wide photo below: look at all those lovely perfume bottles! There is a multitude of shapes and sizes in today’s post. I’m going to point out the colorful bottles on the glass display rack: those are made from rectangular glass beads with tiny labels and a tinier bead on top (as the lid or stopper). There are 3 new colors in that popular size of glass beads.

Read more (and see a video tutorial) in Laura’s blog post. I didn’t even get to the shoes!

You can see the full supply list for all of the today’s projects (or check Laura’s blog post for the same list divided into sections).


New Sale and New FREE Gift

Everything in the Lucite & Resin Embellishments section is on sale! (That includes lots of the perfume bottles used in Laura’s project!)

Over 50 items! Go check it out!

And there’s a new FREE Collage Sheet provided by Laura!! The Mini Cosmetic Labels Half Sheet shown at right is FREE with all orders placed now through Monday, April 2nd 2018! Lovely label designs (and so pretty on compacts and mini cosmestics packaging in Laura’s tutorial)!

Hooray for the French Perfume Giveaway!

Yes, yes… this is supposed to be the section where I talk about all the lovely, colorful perfume bottles (and I will)… but first: shoes!

Laura has done an amazing job turning plastic doll shoes (and purses) into much fancier miniatures. A bit of metallic paint really brings out the molded details on the shoes and purses (and adding a little tassel or filigree spruces them up, too). So to start off this Giveaway, I’m including a set of both the purses and shoes: see what wonderful transformation you can make with them!

Resin Mini Perfume Bottles with BowNext up in the Giveaway package, a few items used in making the perfume bottles:
Resin Mini Perfume Bottles with Bow New and part of the Lucite & Resin Sale!
Pink Resin Perfume Bottle Part of the Lucite & Resin Sale!
Red Resin Perfume Bottle Part of the Lucite & Resin Sale!
Green Resin Perfume Bottle Part of the Lucite & Resin Sale!
Yellow Resin Perfume Bottle Part of the Lucite & Resin Sale!
Mini Perfume Labels Collage Sheet
Bronze Paris Perfume Bottle Charm

Plus a couple more new things announced today:
Mini Purses Collage Sheet
Mini Cosmetic Labels Half Sheet

To enter the French Perfume Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, March 30, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make with these perfume bottles? (and purses and shoes?) Will you put them in a shadowbox? A dollhouse wardrobe? Use them in different projects?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Rustic Wire Cart Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Lisa C! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 29th, 2018

45 responses to “Perfumes & Purses & Shoes, oh my!”

  1. beth Jones says:

    This is probably as close to Paris as I will ever get!! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Heather says:

    I’ve been thinking of making a miniature vanity for a make-up obsessed friend – there are some great ideas here! If I won the giveaway, I’d probably make a box with the vanity inside….

  3. K Toews says:

    gotta make a shoe store!!

  4. Debra Young says:

    Okay. I am now officialy overwhelmed. I plan to do the Streets of Paris. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  5. Catharine McCammon says:

    OOOOOOO lala! These little fancies are a must have for fairy shopping excursions with my grand babies! We’ll set up a tiny shoppe!

  6. Rhonda Sihocky says:

    these are so pretty. I think I would put them in my dollhouse.

  7. Ann F. says:

    Purses and shoes….what’s not to love? These would go great in an altered box.

  8. would love to make a little store in a shadowbox. Love these

  9. Nadine says:

    I love all of Laura’s ideas. I definitely want to make a street of shops!

  10. Kim Lucak says:

    Oui! A magasin de chaussures of course!!! Would love to make a Parisian street scene with a Patisserie, etc…

  11. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the little bottles! I’d make a shadow box perfume store.

  12. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the repainted shoes and purses! the compacts are awesome! I would have to make a ladies boutique !

  13. Carol DuBois says:

    Love, love, love the Paris collection. And a whole street, WoW, count me in.

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make a little shadowbox to honor my Mom! All these things were right up her alley!

  15. Kim R says:

    Lost my Mom yesterday. 🙁 She had a major collection of shoes, purses and perfumes, so I would make a shrine dedicated to her.

  16. Cat I says:

    Oooo La La! I am seeing a French ingénue in her boudoir, exhausted from a day of shopping! Thank you! Big hugs to Kim R.

  17. Angie says:

    I would make a shadowbox for a friend who is very frilly and fancy 🙂

  18. Michelle says:

    Love the Paris collection! I love the little shoes and purses! Would love to do a street scene!

  19. Andrea Pretlow says:

    My Bohemian travel trailer dollhouse must have perfume!

  20. Laurie staffaroi says:

    I would love to finish my ladies dress shop with these fine additions! Awesomeness !!!

  21. Margaret D says:

    I would begin a Paris shadow box ladies shop. I love those little bottles!!!

  22. Traci says:

    LOVE IT!!!! It is fantastic-love all the items but I especially like the little compacts they are so adorable.

  23. wilczek lori says:

    Oh how sweet! I would create a mini women’s shop diorama.

  24. Jen R says:

    I would love to do a little shop window and decorate it with all of these goodies!

  25. Cathy Payne says:

    I am definitely going to make a perfume shop and order all of these wonderful goodies!

  26. Rebecca R. says:

    Oh how fun! I would make a beauty parlor for my niece’s doll house!

  27. M. C. Sparks says:

    I have little vignettes at work….so a perfume shop!

  28. Stefanie Smith says:

    These are just lovely!

    I actually collect miniature perfume bottles, vintage and modern – the 5ml size – so I would love to recreate a smaller mini perfume cabinet to sit on top of my existing one 🙂

  29. Diane says:

    I am loving all of the new items and tutorials. Can’t wait to see the completed project. 💖

  30. Laura just continues to blow my mind. Incredible!!! I want to make some shoes and purses. Not sure how I would use them but what fun it would be to create outrageous accessories for a future project.

  31. manuel martin says:

    This looks like fun! hope to add this idea to the Perfume set-up I all ready have.

  32. Diana bittaker says:

    This give away is more than i can take! Love it all! I would love to make a French lady’s boudoir- along with a lovely dressing table to hold all of the perfume and mirror!

  33. kathleen codyrachel says:

    Who doesn’t love Paris- the City of Lights in the springtime?

  34. Barb A says:

    I’d put them in my gift shop, there’s always room for more little goodies in there!

  35. Jean marmo says:

    Loving the mini bottles. This is such fun!!

  36. I would enjoy making things for my granddaughters’ dollhouse.

  37. Annie B says:

    Ooh, i would do a little boudoir scene. I am picturing an artist’s attic in Montmartre.

  38. Jo says:

    OGM – i LOVE the tiny shoes!!! Some look like witch’s shoes – i would love to use them in my miniature house!

  39. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Lisa! Sorry for your loss Kim. So many goodies to add to my growing dollhouse collection.

  40. Janet Turner says:

    So girlie and adorable. I would love to make a shadowbox.

  41. Angela C says:

    I would put them all in my dollhouse in the bedroom. They are perfect!

  42. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to use them in a storefront shadow box.

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    How fun! I would use them for a shop display just like Laura! Can’t wait to see all her shops!

  44. Denise Castaneda says:

    These are so going in my Dollhouse , Cant wait to make them or win them ..

  45. Carol Slowik says:

    Sweet little mini’s! Not sure what I would do with them just yet.