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    Mar 7, 2013

    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.

    offbeatbride.com

    Get the how-to here.

    4. Tie flowers to your wrist with a ribbon.

    5. Make your tiara out of pom-poms.

    shopbando.com

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

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

    eljardindelossuenos.blogspot.ru

    Get the tutorial here in Spanish.

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

    designmom.com

    Get the full directions here.

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

    llevoelinvierno.blogspot.com

    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.

    ambrosiagirl.com

    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.

    11. Create this elegant tiara made from wax.

    oncewed.com

    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.

    shinetrimny.blogspot.com

    Get the directions here.

    14. Use mini binder clips as architectural cuff links.

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

    handsoccupied.com

    Get the DIY here.

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

    popsiclesandpinatas.com

    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.

    henryhappened.com

    Get the DIY here.

    18. If you're actually adept at sewing...

    seekatesew.blogspot.com

    Here's a tutorial for a cute clutch.

    19. Dress up an existing clutch with glitter decals.

    prudentbaby.com

    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.

    stylehaeppchen.ch

    Follow the directions here.

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

    abeautifulmess.typepad.com

    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.

    dreamcreate.wordpress.com

    Get the directions here.

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

    prettyquirkypants.com

    Get the directions here.

    25. Make a chunky rhinestone bracelet.

    swellmayde.com

    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.

    highondiy.com

    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.

    nobigtruth.blogspot.com.au

    Get the tutorial here.

    28. Dip-dye a pair of ballet flats.

    swellmayde.com

    Get the directions here.

    29. Cap-toe your shoes.

    elizabethantoinette.com

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

    30. Make sequin shoe clips.

    Get the tutorial here.

    31. Bead your heels.

    somethingturquoise.com

    Get the full tutorial here.

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

    daretodoityourself.blogspot.it

    Get the directions here.

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