DIY: Neon Satchel Inspired By Cambridge Satchel Co. and Kate Spade

Kate Spade, Orange Cambridge Satchel, Cambridge Collection, Emmy Rossum 

So a few weeks ago my friend Jenny showed up to dinner carrying her gorg neon bag from Cambridge Satchel Company. Needless to say… I WANTED IT! To be honest she’s lucky she didn’t leave the table to go to the bathroom, if she had it would have been mine 😉 PS: I would have had to change my name in order to carry the bag because she’s so cool her Cambridge Satchel has her initials monogrammed on it!

Jenny’s fabulous bag got me thinking about how I could get my own. This triggered my memory about a can on Krylon paint that I saw at my local hardware store a few weeks back that had peaked my interest. The Kyrlon orange fluorescent spray paint was calling my name. It was the perfect paint for this project.

Materials: Satchel Style Handbag (Picked this one up from H&M), Krylon Fluorescent Paint

Don’t forget to apply painters tape to the hardware of your bag so you won’t get paint on it

Spray! Spray! Spray! It might take a few coats of paint


30 responses

  1. i love me some spray paint!! made myself some DIY Louboutin’s last week. Krylon is my best friend.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am

  2. Kate S

    OMG I love this so much. I was just considering buying a Bohemia leather satchel bag… this will be so much more cost effective 😀 and if I get tired of highlighter green I wont feel bad about spraying it black 😛


    October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

  3. fabulous!! another great d.i.y. ❤

    October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

  4. This is beyond incredible!! I’ve got to do this, I’ll send you pics when I do!

    October 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

  5. It’s beautiful! I can’t get over how evenly the paint dried. It looks so professional.
    Erin @

    October 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

  6. Looks great! Does the paint feel okay? The purse you used was leather/pleather? Any tips on keeping the paint from cracking?

    October 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

  7. Genius.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

  8. I saw Jenny’s bag too and NEEDED it- this is such a great idea. Your paint job looks amazing.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  9. Sparkle Cupcake

    The bomb!

    October 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  10. I lovee this! I have hot pink spray paint so I’m def. doing it this weekend!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

  11. You did an incredible job… nice work!

    October 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

  12. Matilda

    Fabulous 🙂
    Just one question: Does your clothes get the color (paint) from the bag?

    October 22, 2011 at 5:45 am

  13. This looks so good! Probably couldn’t handle neon orange myself, but love how fun it is. I will have to try this in the future.

    October 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

  14. that turned out so great!!! I have to thrift a square buckled bag rightnow!

    just found your blog, so stoked!

    October 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

  15. This looks so cute. Love it and definitely want to try it!

    October 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

  16. Fantastic!! Easy DIY. Cool satchel!

    October 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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  18. This is so great!! Love the neon pop and how easy it is to do!

    SwellMayde DIY’s

    October 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

  19. Man . . . you are so smart.

    November 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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  22. Did the paint crack really badly? Did you find you needed to put some kind of sealant over it? Thanks!!!

    November 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

    • No it didn’t crack, but putting glossy sealant on it is a great idea. It’ll last longer and be shiny!

      November 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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  26. Cute!!!!! Will look great with my diy neon shoes,

    April 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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