Diner en Blanc: DIY Accessories and Shoes!

I am a DIY type of gal. Some people have the gene (and get sucked into the Pinterest black hole) and others, not so much. Here are a couple of DIY accessory projects you can create for Diner en Blanc, and no you don't even need to hire DIY guy Carter Oosterhouse to help (shameless opportunity to include a photo of my celeb crush, forgive me).

HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...

White Jewelry

I have a collection of my late grandma's costume jewelry and I love remembering the pieces she wore as I mix and match them. Some pieces have tarnished, though, which gives me the go ahead to revamp them- DIY project with spray paint! I found this piece at Goodwill for a buck or two. I liked the design, but the gold was rubbing off. I always use higher quality spray paint like Krylon or Rust-Oleum- it doesn't flake off like cheaper spray paint. I used my old Birchbox box to contain the spray and gave it a few coats, adjusting the chain in between. I might even seal it with a clear spray paint (which you can use to prevent tarnishing in the first place).

Tarnished Necklace- DIY | all dressed up with nothing to drink...
Rust-Oleum Spray Paint for Jewelry  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...White DIY Necklace  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...
White Nautical Rope Necklace DIY  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...

White Shoes

My friend Sonia, jewelry designer, photographer and all around style maven, used her trusty hot glue gun to adorn a pair of shoes with these super cute bows! I am in LOVE with this DIY look- sweet, adorable, and chic.

Heels with White Bows DIY Project  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...
High Heeled Shoes with DIY White Bows  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...

White Purse

When my husband and I got married, we had to get creative with everything from decor to desserts to apparel since we were trying to save money. I decided to design my own bridal clutch instead of paying hundreds of dollars on something I probably wouldn't use again. I purchased a basic clutch at H&M- it had a little stain on it so was severely discounted (we're talking a few dollars here). I then bought a few yards of lace trim and went to work with my hot glue gun! JoAnn Fabric always has coupons- look them up online here and send the coupon to your mobile phone. The current coupons is 40% off one item (which includes by-the-yard fabric). Here is the finished product:

White Lace DIY Clutch  | all dressed up with nothing to drink...

What accessories are you planning for Diner en Blanc?

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