4.01.2011

(re)freshing: Flower Belt Tutorial


Here's a quick, adorable belt that probably cost us a whopping 50 cents altogether.
Wanna make one? Here's how....

Supplies
  • Wide satin ribbon, enough to go around your waist and hit wherever you should choose
  • Synthetic organza or chiffon
  • Small "seed" beads
  • Needle 
  • Thread

Step 1. Cut out three circles from your chiffon/organza of similar size. It doesn't really matter if it's perfect
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Step 2. Stack them and pull and knotted thread through them so that they hang together.


Step 3. Turn your stove on a lower heat and sortof twirl the petals around until they warp into a pleasing, flower-like shape. We won't lie, it's a bit hard at first. You might have to try several times. Don't get it too close, just be patient.

4. It should look something like this now. Attach it at the end of a piece of ribbon long enough to fit around your waist at whatever part you want it to. I(Jonie) wanted mine to hit my natural waist(ish). You can skip a step and attach it while sewing on seeds beads, like so.




Step 5. Bust out your mom's sketchy snap buttons and attach one half to the back of the flower area and another to the other end of the ribbon.



Step 6. Trim your ribbon on both end in a triangular way (to prevent fraying) and apply clear nail polish to the ends to help stop fraying.



Step 7. Wait for that to dry. Contrary to what you might convince yourself, this step is important. 

You've got yourself a snazzy new belt that will class up pretty much anything! 




2 comments:

  1. So easy and quick, yet the possibilities are numerous!! Great job!

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