DIY wedding tutorial: how to make a vintage lace bridal belt!

Adding the finishing touches to your bridal look? Learn how to create gorgeous accessories with a little help from Adornments by Myra Callan – this vintage lace bridal belt will take no time at all!

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If you want to add a personal touch to your wedding gown, then adding a little DIY detail like this belt could be the perfect option! Not only will it add a vintage touch to a simple gown, but adding a belt is a surefire way to pull in the waist and give yourself the perfect hourglass figure for photographs. Just follow the steps below!

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What you’ll need…

  • 60-inches–75-inches (152.5cm–190.5cm) of ribbon, 1⁄2-inch–1-inch (13mm–2.5cm) wide
  • 5–8 pieces of lace
  • 20–30 assorted loose beads, pearls or rhinestones
  • 2 pieces of tulle, about 8-inches x 30-inches (20.5cm x 7.5cm), cut into an oval shape
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

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Step one

Two elongated ovals of tulle, layered on top of one another, will serve as the base or foundation for your bridal belt.

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Step two

Place the lace pieces on the tulle and arrange them to cover most of the tulle. You don’t have to cover all of it. Small, visible sections of tulle add to the ethereal look of the finished piece.

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Step three

You may want to slip some pieces of lace partially underneath other pieces. Layering multiple types of lace will give the piece a decadent, vintage look.

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Step four

Pin the pieces down if you’d like, and carefully begin stitching the lace on to the tulle.

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Step five

Hand-sew your beads on top of the lace. You can sew beads in clusters and spread them out as well for a more random look.

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Step six

After all the beads are sewn on, turn the belt over and centre the ribbon over the tulle. Hand- sew the ribbon onto the tulle and you have a beautiful finishing touch for your gown.

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To see more gorgeous accessory tutorials like this one, check out Myra Callan’s book, Adornments – or see some of our favourite DIY wedding tutorial videos here!

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