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).
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).
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.
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:
What accessories are you planning for Diner en Blanc?