Saturday, January 15, 2011

The little crafter that could

Does this ever happen to you? You're browsing along at the mall or online or wherever, and you come across something super cute... like this Full Bloom Belt from DownEast Basics.

And you think to yourself: "Hey, I think I can make that!"

A quick Google search led me to this fabulous tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff for a grosgrain ribbon belt. Check out her final product:

I even found a few great tutorials to make your own felt flowers for the belt! A pretty variety from One Little Minute. A fun and easy one from I Am Momma. And a classy and sophisticated flower from Lu Bird Baby.

I can already tell, these will be my new crafting obsession!


  1. glad you were able to find all of those tutorials! have fun with your new obsession!

  2. Cute belt!
    I love being able to make something that I saw...and likely do if for way less $$$ plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

    Happy Crafting!!

  3. That's fab! I saw an amazing bunch of felt embroidered flowers online, had a look at how they were made and 'borrowed' the idea as table decorations at my wedding :) Debs

  4. Yes, I do that ALL the time. It's great, isn't it? To see something adorable and know that you can create it yourself. I saw a cute belt like this at J. Crew last year and have wanted to make one ever since. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Maybe that will give me a push to finally make one!

  5. those are so cute! I love flowers :)

  6. So cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

  7. Yes yes and Yes! I feel totally the same and lately I'm trying to make as much as I can by myself and I enjoy it so much!
    Look at this necklace I just made! I am so proud of myself!
    I collect some inspiration for DIY projects here. Check it out if you like.

  8. I want to make my own! Well, really I want someone else to make me one since I'm DIY challenged. HAHA!

  9. Oh I need to make this. Like right now.