Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY: Easy Gem Belt

It's been a long time since I've done any DIYs that aren't home decor related. So I figured I'd ease myself back into the swing of fashion DIYs with this unbelievably easy belt tutorial.

And for those of you wondering why I've fallen off the face of the Earth, don't worry. You'll get to see my face tomorrow! Stay tuned, but for now:

What you need:
Wide grosgrain ribbon
Glue (like E600) or needle/thread

What you do:
1) Measure a piece of ribbon that will fit around your waist with enough extra on either side that you can easily tie it (about a foot should be plenty).

2) Burn the edges to prevent it from unraveling.

3) Take the gems and place them out on the center of the ribbon. I did this pretty randomly, and just kinda pushed them around until they looked pretty!

4) Dip the back of each gem in glue and press back down in place. Once the glue dries, you can quickly stitch each gem into place for extra security.

5) Tie in a pretty bow! (Speaking of which, did you know that you're probably tying your shoes -and other bows- wrong?)

I can't even tell you how much I love this belt. You'll get to see the whole outfit tomorrow!

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