The Kentucky Derby is less than two weeks away on May 5th. Normally all the attention is on the hats, but why not a chic bag to go with your amazing hat. This project is so easy youll be amazed.

Whats your favorite Kentucky Derby tradition?

Minaudiere with Golden Horse DIY


To see the step by step instructions and pictures click here.

Supplies for your Minaudiere with Gold Horse:

  1. Sunglasses case (clam shell style)
  2. Plastic horse
  3. Black glitter
  4. Mod Podge
  5. Gold spray paint
  6. Glue

If you prefer you can get the kit to make your own at Darby Smart!
Minaudiere with Golden Horse
Step 1:
In a well ventilated area, paint your horse with gold spray paint. Let dry.Minaudiere with Golden HorseMinaudiere with Golden Horse

Step 2:
In a bowl mix your Mod Podge with your black glitter.Minaudiere with Golden Horse

Step 3:
Using a brush cover your glasses case with your glitter/mod podge mixture. Let dry.Minaudiere with Golden HorseMinaudiere with Golden Horse

Step 4:
As you can see, once your glitter/mod podge mixture dries it will be clear. Glue your painted horse to the top of your glittered case. Let dry.Minaudiere with Golden HorseMinaudiere with Golden Horse

Step 5:
Your minaudiere is ready for the Derby!Minaudiere  with Golden Horse DIY

Let me know if you have any questions regarding this project, Im happy to help if you get stuck at any part. Leave a message in the comments Id love to hear from you.

I know there are a lot of traditions surrounding the Kentucky Derby let me know what your favorites are or if there are any projects youd like to see.

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  1. Mariangel on

    Waooo me quede en shock… espectaculares ideas… Felicidades! Excelente trabajo. Bendiciones desde Mexico.

    Incredible!!! I stayed in shock… spectacular ideas… Congratulations! Excellent work. Blessings from Mexico.

  2. Sydney on

    Such a cool DIY!
    Do you find that the glitter rubs off the case quite easily, or does the Mod Podge really keep it in place? Thanks!

  3. alexandra on

    I love this! But I have an old earing case that looks like a real clutch that is perfect for this project. However, its not plastic its like a suede finish and I was wondering if the mod podge would still work for this? Any suggestions?..
    Thanks in advance

  4. Mira Musank on

    I have always wanted to do this, but finding the right glasses case is rather tricky :)
    Great job; I love the horse’s silhouette just like you do, and love the finished texture of those black glitters!

    Have a great day,

    • Cathy on

      Hi Mary,
      Mod Podge is a glue. You can make your own using equal parts and mixing one part white glue (like the kind you use in school) with one part water.
      I hope this helps.

  5. Celeste on

    Love this!!! ♥ did you have any problem with the horse falling off? I’m thinking about doing this for my prom outfit c:

    • Cathy on

      Hi Celeste!
      Thank you! ❤️ I used a really strong glue and it hasn’t fallen off yet. I think that would be super cute for prom! Great idea!

  6. Laura Nice on

    This is simply genius! I can’t wait to make mine for an upcoming Night at the Races fundraiser. Thanks so much for sharing!


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