Yay, it’s time to show you another one of the projects from our [almost] completely DIY wedding! Today’s tutorial will highlight my DIY bridal sash.
I can’t even tell you how much time I spent scouring the internet for wedding related paraphernalia. Let’s just say if I got paid for that time, our wedding would probably have been paid for…yikes. A small portion of that time involved perusing Etsy shops in the hopes of finding the perfect bridal sash. When I saw the prices, I about lost it.
$275? TWOHUNDREDSEVENTYFIVEDOLLARS?! Listen, I get that it takes time to make these things, and that materials cost money. I totally get that. I have my own Etsy shop, I understand. However, there comes a point where I think things just start to get outrageous. This might seem like a mere pittance to some, but I only paid a little over $600 for my wedding gown…paying half that for a damn sash just seemed superfluous.
Obviously, I weaseled my way out of paying hundreds of dollars for a sash by just making one myself. Here’s how you can make one, too!
DIY Bridal Sash
- rhinestone applique of your choice, i.e. blingbling
- 3 yards double face satin ribbon in desired width (mine was 1.5″ wide)
- E6000 glue
- small paintbrush
- paper plate
1. Start by folding the ribbon in half to find the center. Make a small mark with the pencil; this will help with placement of your applique. I bought my ribbon from Ribbons and Bows Oh My, 5 yards for only $2.
2. Squeeze a small amount of E6000 glue onto the paper plate. Using the paintbrush, apply a thin layer of the glue to the back of your applique. If part of the applique will hang over the edge of the ribbon, make sure to leave those areas alone! Here is the applique I chose:
(Why yes, I do realize I picked on of the most expensive pieces that ShineTrim carries, but I really NEEDED this much bling. I swear.)
3. CAREFULLY apply the applique to the ribbon, matching the center of the applique with the pencil mark indicating the center of the ribbon. Allow glue to dry.
4. Cut the ends of the ribbon on an angle.
And that’s it, folks! That’s how simple it is to make your own sash for your wedding day…or when you just want to be all fancy schmancy.
And of course, for pinning purposes:
It’s been over a year since we tied the knot, and I have quite a number of DIY projects I still need to show you. I guess I better get going on those before they get too stale!
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