Belts are one of the few accessories we use that not only make an outfit prettier but actually does something for you as well and that is to hold up bottoms that are rather loose fitting to make sure they don’t fall down and leave you naked in the most inappropriate times and places. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t use it just for aesthetic purposes. Belts look good on dresses. They’re a great addition to any outfit that needs a little pick-me-up. Here are darling ideas for you in case you’re planning to make your own DIY belts.
- Bow belt – if you’re looking for a DIY belt to make that can add a girly touch to any outfit you would wear, a bow belt is definitely the one you’re looking for. After all, what’s more girly than a cute little bow, eh? There are actually plenty of ways you can make a bow belt yourself. You can make it by sewing on a strip of garter onto a nice strip of fabric and then sew on the bow but if you don’t know how to sew, you can also just take an old belt and attach a bow onto the buckle.
- Obi belt – if you’d like to add a sophisticated and cultural flare to any of your everyday ordinary outfits, you should definitely try making an obi belt to wear with them. An obi belt is a belt which is traditionally used for Japanese women’s kimonos. They’re rather thick and they’re also very colorful with many artistic graphics printed / painted on them. Of course, since this will be a DIY project, you can customize the belt to be as thick or thin as you want and to be as colorful or as plain as you want too.
- Braided leather cord belt – just imagine this as an extended and longer version of a braided leather cord bracelet. Basically, the concepts behind these DIYs are the same though you will have to use more than one strand for each section to be braided since you will want to achieve a thicker band. That, or get wider leather cord strips. No leather cord strips on hand? Take an old t-shirt and cut it into strips instead then proceed to the braiding and finishing part.
- Studded belt – want to add a bit more edge to your outfit? Well, we all know studs and spikes get the hob done every time so why not get an old belt and refashion it with some cool studs and spikes? It’s super simple and easy and you wouldn’t be spending so much money to make this DIY belt. In fact, if you’re a crafty gal who loves DIY. chances are that you already have everything you need to make this belt at home. If not, you can get a hold of them at your local crafts supply store.
- Embellished belt – if you’re content with the way your belt fits and sits on your waist and you just want to tweak it a little bit to make it more personalized, why not just embellish it? Embellishing your own belt lets you get creative. It allows you to bring out and represent your true style through the embellishments you choose to use.