DIY Metallic Studded Bow Belt

DIY Metallic Bow Belt-feature

Well, I thought I was totally original when I came up with this idea late last night {not in that it was a “bow belt” obviously}, but today, in searching for the materials, I found a similar bow belt project using the same studded ribbon. However, mine is still different enough and you don’t need an actual belt for the project. So that’s good. I really don’t like creating the same DIYs that are already out there, though it seems nothing is original anymore, right? I still can’t find this exact ribbon online anywhere, so if you can locate it, leave the link in the comments section if you don’t mind :)

This is not only a really fun accessory to pump up your holiday looks, but an easy gift to make for friends!

 

What You’ll Need…

Metallic Bow Belt

  • 1-3/8″ studded ribbon from Michaels. This ribbon is not actually ribbon, but tiny silver rounds mounted on plastic backing, stitched together in a netting of sorts. It’s very strong and durable and super fun to play with. I found it at a Michaels store last year.
  • Leather scraps
  • Scissors: regular and pinking shears
  • Needle/Thread
  • Hook and Eye closures, two small or one large will work, as long as they fit through the netting

 

Steps…

Metallic Bow Belt DIY-1

Measure your waist. Cut ribbon to desired belt length. Leave extra to cut away just in case.

Metallic Bow Belt DIY-2

Cut about 8-1/4″ piece of ribbon to create your bow

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Fold over and stitch ends together. Cut a narrow piece of leather with your pinking shears

Metallic Bow Belt DIY-6

Wrap your leather around the center of your bow and stitch in the back

Metallic Bow Belt DIY-7

Now stitch your bow to one of the ends of your “belt”. It should overlap a little as shown in the bottom photo and make your bow stronger and more durable.

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Bend up your hooks just a little with pliers then stitch them evenly to the back of your bow, making sure they align with the holes on the opposite side of the belt.

 

And… Voila!

DIY metallic studded leather bow belt

Cut away the excess if you like… I actually liked it hanging down.

DIY bow belt

DIY Bow Belt and necklace

Wear it as a necklace/tie! It hangs really nicely around the neck and would look cute against a blouse as shown here, OR against skin, and the focal point of a deep V!

DIY Metallic studded bow belt- plaid clutch

You can also trim your end into a “W” to really give it a “bow” feeling!

 

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

2 Comments

  • Guest

    December 4, 2013 | Reply

    Excellent idea!

  • Accidentallyblogger

    December 4, 2013 | Reply

    That’s a great idea. I was thinking to make a belt like this but with just leather. This is a great alternative. :)

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