DIY: From The Girly Files

Fashion Tales DIY
It's a notable fact that I enjoy everything from an edgy outfit to donning lace, ruffles (frills), and sweet feminine infused accessories.

Occasionally when I'm travelling I bring an inspirational bag with me, but this particular of bag is filled with needle and thread, scissors, glue, and a few random notions from my steam trunk of crafting goods. You never know when someone may need studs, an extra button, or a wire cutter on hand, right! And as a bonus this was the perfect simplistic punch that I needed to get my motivation back!

Without too much time available I decided to take some lace, grosgrain ribbon, and a handful of adorable bears to create a belt. I'm not certain if I was subconsciously influenced by the fact that my good friend recently had a precious baby girl or what? But, pale pink hues and nude delicate trimmings have been on my mind this week.

Note: Sparkle was additionally given to the belt for good measure.


Materials:
Lace yardage
Grosgrain ribbon
Trim (microfiber bears)
Glue-(for fabric or beads)
Hot Glue
Sequins
Scissors


D-rings
Scarf
Needle and thread
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DIY Fashion Belt
I cut the grosgrain ribbon at my preferred length (including waist + measurement tied as a bow) approx. 37in./94cm +/-  Then, I placed lace atop the grosgrain, gluing it to the ribbon starting from the center to the outer edges with small dot amounts. Playing with the placement of the bears I finally positioned them around 3-4 finger widths apart. Next, I dabbed bead glue to adhere the drizzle of shine that I wanted, which was the love of sequins placed across the length of the belt to add the elaborate touch that it needed. Complete!


I also found a few d-rings that I used to make a scarf belt. When you're in a pinch and want to rock your scarf a different way just take circular rings or d-rings and wrap about 2.5" of your scarf or any fabric around one side of the ring. If you don't have rings you may also use your bangles. Thinking on your feet will never feel better for those scarf-to-belt moments!

Lastly, make a double straight stitch on the inside of the folded end (where rings are) securing the fabric together. The opposite end is left free to wrap your scarf as a belt to your special styling as seen below. You may do other wonders with just a couple pieces of hardware. Hope you enjoyed these quick and easy belt options!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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43 comments

  1. The Dainty Dolls House20 April, 2012

    Love the belt ideas..those are fabulous!! I'd like a lace one, so pretty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too doll!! xx

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  2. Oh to Be a Muse20 April, 2012

    The lace and teddy bear are definitely girly chic. I love the second DIY with the loop.

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  3. Such great ideas!  I love the lace one with the sparkles. :)

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  4. Sweet DIYs, darling!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend too!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. You are so creative!  Can't believe what you are able to come up with!

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  6. Thanks Lisa! Have a great wkd.

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  7. Thank you lovely! You too, enjoy your weekend.xx

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  8. Joanne Faith21 April, 2012

    Thanks for the tip on scarf-belting!

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  9. Such a cute DIY! I love the belt with the bears!


    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  10. hey :) thank you for the comment in my blog, I really appreciate it!
    I also wanted to say your little DIY project looks utterly adorable. what a brilliant idea to use those tiny bears.
    btw, if you're interested we can follow each other's blogs to stay in touch in the future :)



    Maiken/


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  11. Jamie-Lee Burns21 April, 2012

    wow that's such a great idea, I would never think to be that creative! :)

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  12. Cool, That's amazing, I admire your creativity and your sense of fashion. I never Imagine that a bear that cute can be fashionable like the one you did. I'm really interested in customizing stuffs but I lacked creativity. By any chance can you post more of these. Specially customizing bags because I want to make a customize bag for my girl friend and I'm sure she will like it.

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  13. great belt ideas...I like the belt with cute little ornaments what a fun DIY. The other belt is really easy to make and looks fabulous too!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  14. The little bears on this belt are too, too adorable - I'm obsessed!  :)

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  15. Thank you Edzel. You may check out some of my other DIYs. on the navigation tab above. As for customising bags there are several that I've done there. Let me know if you're looking for something different and I just might create another DIY. have a great wkd.

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  16. I am always so impressed with your DIY!  The little bears are so cute, I remember those as a kid :)

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  17. very cute belt! lovely diys!!
    xo
    MosaMuse


    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  18. OMG... this belt is ADORABLE!  Totally up my alley!

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  19. Flavia Flanders22 April, 2012

    Love the first one! so cute :)
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  20. Antonella c'est moi22 April, 2012

    nice blog follow each others?


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  21. feveragnes22 April, 2012

    that's so lovely!
    u have so manmy creative ideas.

    following u now! follow me back if you like :)

    Find me on:Miss Kwong - Art and Fashion

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  22. What a nice and various blog you have ! This DIY is genious !!
    Feel free to check out my blog : http://selenite.weebly.com

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  23. Thanks Bessie, yes a bit of nostalgia. -xo

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  24. Thanks! Glad that you liked it!  Happy weekend. 

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  25. The touch of the tiny teddybears is super cute!

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  26. Daphne Kula23 April, 2012

    Such a cute idea. Adorable. And I am loving your plaid pants from the previous post. 
    Daphne.

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  27. I'm a big fan of the loop and tie, especially on soft leather/fabric belts! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Hope you have a terrific week doll!
    x.o.x.o

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  28. That was adorable! I love teddy bears! Do you mind if I "copy" the belt? I love DIY things and your belt is sooo sweet!
    Sorry that  I didn't come to your blog soon after your coment (thanks for it!), but I was n hlidays for one week and didn;t even touch the computer! It was really relaxing!

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  29. Those belts are too cute!!  And you're right, you can never be too prepared! :)  Hope you had a great weekend!

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  30. Too cute!  The bear adds such an adorable touch of whimsy :)

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  31. I love both of these DIY's I also like to wear lots of different styles

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  32. i love the scarf belt!

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  33. So fabulous!!  I'm always looking for great ideas like this.

    x
    Rachel

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  34. honeymyheart27 April, 2012

    this is an awesome diy. i really like the little bear on it :)

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  35. deeksha kumari27 April, 2012

    Very informative and helpful post i like this post very much thanks a lot for sharing.
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  36. Thank you Denise. Sure,, you can certainly do this it's an easy DIY. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Link it back to my blog so that I can see it! Glad that you enjoyed your holiday. -xo

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  37. Your creativity is enviable! What a lovely belt! And I too love girly stuff! Please tell me older women can still wear pink! hee hee! I love the tiny bear on the belt, by the way! Sweet! :)

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