Thursday, February 12, 2015

No Sew Statement Belt DIY and Giveaway!

Last week I took a chance with wearing my DIYed floral belt (post here). Thank you for all your kind words! Many of you said you would like a tutorial so I compiled one this past weekend. It took less than $5 to make and came together in less than an hour. And since no one needs two floral belts, I will be giving this one away! Enter at the end of the post.

You will need miscellaneous fabric (I used scraps from my fabric stash), 2 D-rings, felt, glue gun, and 1 1/2-2 yards of sturdy ribbon depending on how long you want your belt. I bought a canvas type strap. You could even choose to use a wide elastic in place of ribbon to give your belt some added stretch. This would be great if you are making this as a maternity sash! 

Decide which fabric you want and make rolled fabric flowers in different sizes and fabrics for the belt. There are many rolled fabric tutorials out there (check out here, here, and here). Here is a quick tutorial on how I make mine. I start with a 2 inch wide strip of fabric. The length will depend on how big you want your flower. The longer the strip of fabric, the larger the flower. 

Fold the fabric in half with the ride side of the fabric on the outside. Knot one end. That will become your center. 

Start to roll the fabric around the knot. As you roll, begin to twist the fabric out. Use hot glue to secure the fabric strip to the flower every complete roll or so. 

Here is another picture of the way I twist the fabric strip to the outside as I roll it around the flower. 


Once you are done, secure the end of the fabric by hot gluing it to the bottom of your newly made flower! Make 5-6 flowers of varying sizes for your belt.

Arrange them on felt until you are happy with them. Then glue them down to the felt and glue them together. Add felt leaves if desired. Carefully cut off the excess felt.

You now have the floral arrangement for your belt.

Take 2 D-rings and put them on your belt. Fold over a little of the ribbon/strap and glue it down. 

Then glue your floral arrangement onto the belt. Make sure to offset the floral arrangement so you will not be able to see the D-rings once the belt is buckled. I also turned the edge of the belt over so it is less likely to come undone and for comfort when I wear it. Put it on and trim the excess ribbon/strap that you don't want.


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18 comments:

  1. Super cute Laura! I love your floral flowers!

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  2. Such a cute belt! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the giveaway!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. ElleSees.blogspot.comFebruary 12, 2015 at 4:05 AM

    i had no idea it was that easy! or you made it look easy!! ;)

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  4. What a great idea--thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Can't believe the belt is a DIY! It's so lovely! :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  6. You are too craft, Laura! I love this!


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  7. I love that this is so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial

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  8. I would totally fail this but it is completely awesome!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  9. This is SO darling...thanks for the tutorial! I think I might even be able to do it, and that's saying something haha! (Of course, I'm totally entering to win too.) Do you think if I used elastic for a maternity version, that the hot glue would hold to the elastic/2D ring since it stretches?

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  10. This looks so pretty! love how you did this without a sewing machine - perfect for summer


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  11. I am pretty sure it would. I don't put any glue on the D-ring. I just glue the ribbon to itself and the D rings are a little loose. So the hot glue would make it not stretchy in that one spot, but should work. Another option would be E6000 glue. :)

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  12. Lovely! And, a no-sew project is fabulous! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so cute! How creative

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  14. You make this look so easy! Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

    Alice

    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. So pretty! I love it!

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  16. This came out so pretty. Thanks for making a second one. I really want to win this. BTW, I own a necklace like this which you remind me I need to wear lol.

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  17. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomFebruary 17, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial! I've made rosettes before, but never a belt! So pretty and thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I made fabric rosettes before; they are fun, but the glue often gets stuck on my fingers. That said, it’s worth the effort if they are to be placed on a belt like that. I really love this, and I imagine it enhancing an otherwise solid and pastel-colored dress. That’s just the cutest! Thanks for sharing, and good day!

    Allyn Winston @ The Infinity Belt

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