The idea behind this week’s DIY came from this pin as well as the thought that I wanted to take pieces I already own and make them new again for holiday dressing (completely original, I know.)
I own a ton of black dresses. It’s sick really. This one I bought at a Banana Republic outlet about 7 years ago and I have worn it a zillion times. For the next couple of weeks I am going to find new ways to wear what I have by prettying them up with some DIY accessories, so keep an eye out!
Here are the steps to make this super simple, sequin ribbon belt:
1) I bought a spool of black ribbon a couple of weeks ago for this DIY for about $4 at A.C. Moore and saw this sequin ribbon at Walmart (what can’t you buy there?) the other day for $3 and knew I wanted it. I’m a sucker for sparkle!
2) I measured the sequin ribbon out around my natural waist, stopping about two inches from reaching all around. After cutting the ribbon I used fray block to stop the sequins from falling off. I then cut a really long length of black ribbon, leaving enough room to tie in a bow in the back.
3) Lay the black ribbon on a flat surface and place the sequin ribbon on top so it is centered. Using fabric glue, I glued the sequin ribbon to the black one and let dry overnight.
4) Make another one for your four year old who begs you for one of her own.
5) I used my belt to cinch in my black shift dress, but also want to use with a casual white tee and jeans to jazz it all up.
That’s it! Let me know if you’ve tried any DIY’s lately…