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32 DIY Prom Accessories That Will Make You The Coolest Kid In School

Chances are, you don’t have an unlimited budget to buy designer duds for your special night. Here are some cool and unexpected ways to add a personal touch and stand out from the sea of satin and chiffon.

1. Replace flowers with succulents in your corsages.

2. Instead of a handkerchief, tuck some feathers into a jacket pocket.

3. Channel posi vibes with crystal boutonnieres.

Get the how-to here.

4. Tie flowers to your wrist with a ribbon.

5. Make your tiara out of pom-poms.

Pom-poms are the new feathers are the new rhinestones. Get the DIY here.

6. Make a free-form wire-and-bead tiara.

Get the tutorial here in Spanish.

7. Learn how to turn a fashion-backward fat tie into a fashion-forward skinny tie.

Get the full directions here.

8. Cut out shiny leather triangles and sew them together to create this modern goddess headpiece.

This little girl is obviously not old enough to go to prom. Get the DIY here.

9. You’re still allowed to wear a crown even if you’re not prom queen.

I say so, anyway. Get the tutorial for this simple wire crown here.

10. For a sleek hair accessory, repurpose a plumbing ring into a ponytail holder.

Get the DIY here.

11. Create this elegant tiara made from wax.

Get the tutorial here.

12. You CAN make an awesome tiara out of pipe cleaners.

13. For a more bohemian look, this sequined headpiece only costs $6 to make.

Get the directions here.

14. Use mini binder clips as architectural cuff links.

15. Dress up a plain dress with a metallic knotted belt.

Get the DIY here.

16. Cover a memo folder in the fabric of your choice to make a simple clutch.

You can find awesome fabrics by searching for vintage housedresses at thrift stores. This project only requires some minimal hand-sewing.

17. Repurpose a mesh bag to create a no-sew sequined clutch.

Get the DIY here.

18. If you’re actually adept at sewing…

Here’s a tutorial for a cute clutch.

19. Dress up an existing clutch with glitter decals.

Can you believe this stuff exists? Get the tutorial here.

20. Easily fake a bow tie.

Here is another great opportunity to use fabric scraps from vintage clothing.

21. Or make a real one.

Follow the directions here.

22. Did you know that suspenders are the new beards?

Suspenders are the ultimate accessory for a hipster prom. Make your own (if you have some spectacular color or fabric you want to use) but otherwise…I think you can get them for like $5.

23. Make a crystal cuff bracelet.

Get the directions here.

24. Paint over a gold cuff with colors that match your dress.

Get the directions here.

25. Make a chunky rhinestone bracelet.

This will look so lovely as you’re slow dancing the night away to that Rihanna song. Get the directions here.

26. Make a geometric gold necklace.

Especially if you’re wearing a very sleek prom dress. Get the tutorial here.

27. Create a chunky statement choker that will go amazingly with your Little Black Dress.

Get the tutorial here.

28. Dip-dye a pair of ballet flats.

Get the directions here.

29. Cap-toe your shoes.

Your boring flats are now party-ready. Get the tutorial here.

30. Make sequin shoe clips.

Get the tutorial here.

31. Bead your heels.

Get the full tutorial here.

32. Paint the hem of a light-colored dress.

Get the directions here.

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