Thursday, March 18, 2010

Downeast Outfitters inspired Flower Belts

Have you seen these at Downeast Outfitters?

I saw these about a month or so ago when the catalog arrived at my house. They also have them in creme which is the one I really wanted to buy
  but didn't want to spend the money on it. Then I got thinking how I could mimic it and make one for myself.  This is what I came up with...


A friend showed me how to make flowers out of fabric awhile back, singe-ing the edges with a candle and then layering with a hot glue gun. I basically did this except for instead of using a hot glue gun I actually used a needle and thread and sewed it in the back of the flower until it resembled the shape I wanted (sorry I should have snapped a pic of this part!) Then I glued the flowers on the ribbon and used buttons I bought at Wal-Mart for the middle. I cut the ribbon long enough so that I can tie a bow in the back. I also singed  the ends of the ribbon so they won't fray.

I also made some in black for the little ladies of the house for their Easter outfits I'm working on.

I measured their waists' and used stick on velcro for theirs.
When I was trying to figure out the cost, I estimated about $1.50 per belt. Not bad at all!
I used fabric from the $1 bin at Wal-Mart. 
I got a 1/4 of a yard of black and the creme color and still have some left.

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14 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! I'll have to try and make some. (When I don't have a pregnant belly anymore!)

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  2. very cute belts! I love them! : )

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  3. I want one!!! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  4. Oh! How lovely! The sweetest thing I've seen in a while : )

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  5. Those are AWESOME! I am going to try it! If it works, I'll send you pics. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. LOVE this!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try.

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  7. These belts are true beauties! So so sweet.
    Your blog is lovely as well!!
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. Oh I love them! :) Too fabulous

    Rachelle

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  9. THOSE are GORGEOUS! I'm loving all of the flowers in fashion this year and your's is AWESOME because you made it and you can do all kind of fun stuff with it. Even use it as a headband!

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  10. Hey, you've got a new follower now too! ;-)

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  11. So cute and what a good trick about the candle singing!

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  12. Way Cute!!!
    I finally found your blog. My blog was being dumb for a while so I didn't see that you left a comment on our blog back in October. i'm so happy to have found you again. Addie still asks about Hallie all the time. Hope you guys are doing well.

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  13. They look amazing!! Much better than DE version!! Way cute!

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  14. Those are awesome! Wish I had a waist so I could wear one!

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