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.