DIY: Swimsuit Wrap Cover Up

Just two weeks until my plane leaves…destination Hawaii! I’m so excited for my vacation. I plan on spending most of my time lounging on the beach. The only problem with spending most of the day in a swimsuit is making your wardrobe transitional. A swim cover up is the best way to transition your swimwear to day wear that’s presentable for walking through the hotel lobby or lunching at that beachfront restaurant. This DIY is so simple and so chic. I’m packing at leave 4 of them for my trip.

Materials: 1 and a half yards of fabric, 2 feet of chain, grommets

Pre-cut two holes in your fabric for the grommets. Place one hole in the corner and the other about 6 inches below.

Add the grommets to your fabric. Grommet kits can be purchased at your local fabric store and will come with all the supplies you need.

Use a pair of plyers and attach the chain to your grommets. Repeat on the opposite side.

To wear, simply place the left strap on the right shoulder then take the opposite strap and wrap across the body.

For day I’ll wear this cover up with a pair of embellished sandals and at night I’ll dress it up with a pair of wedges and an armful of bracelets. Stay tuned for lots of vacation pics!

PS: Thanks everyone who tweeted me recommendations on what to do/see while I’m in Hawaii. Keep them coming!!


99 responses

  1. debora

    great idea! I love it!

    MA COPINE REBECCA fashion blog

    July 17, 2012 at 1:05 am

  2. Beautiful, simple, well done! love it, too… 😉

    July 17, 2012 at 1:19 am

  3. WOW; this is a great idea!!! I have seen something like this in vicotorias secret but id much rather DIY!!! (And with the chains this is waaay cuter!! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂

    July 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

  4. So simple, but really looks expensive! Love this!

    July 17, 2012 at 4:57 am

  5. Angela

    I love this!!

    July 17, 2012 at 5:43 am

  6. Danz

    Sooo Amazing!!! Thanxx a Mill!!!

    July 17, 2012 at 7:06 am

  7. Robin

    Brilliant idea! Wish I saw this before i went to Las Vegas last week!

    July 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

  8. I guess I’m the dumb one here, but I don’t quite get where the chains go. Do you take the fabric by the length or the width? I can’t tell from the pics how it’s wrapped because the back is bare. It gorgeous, and I wanna make this one, but I’m challenged!! LOL

    July 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

  9. Very cute! A lot like the Victoria’s Secret one. If I made it I might use braided self-fabric instead of chain… softer!

    July 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

  10. So cute! I had seen one on pinterest but it definitely did not have the chains! This totally makes it look 100 times better! I am sooo making these before our cruise next week!

    July 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

  11. Oh crap, I’m going to vegas in two weeks. Looks like I’ve got to find a grommet kit 😉

    July 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

  12. And shuuuup.. .this just went to my to-do-list. Amazing!

    July 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

  13. Have fun in Hawaii, I’m jealous!

    July 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

  14. My Goodness! This my friend is INCREDIBLE… I will be making this ASAP!
    I’ll make sure I put the DIY with recognition going to you up on Little Miss Mama along with it too. XOXOXO

    July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

  15. I absolutely LOVE this!!! Now I’m going to have to see how well I do! LOL 🙂

    July 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  16. Amazing idea!I want to make these just to wear as dresses.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  17. Gorgeous!

    July 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  18. S.Jackson

    You of all the cover up’s that I have seen I must say that this one tops it off. This is something that I think I would try to pull off just because and not even be thinking twice about swimming. Double Time Mommas, great job!

    July 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  19. Looks great! I hope you have fun on your trip…and hope you get to go to Maui 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  20. Reb

    I just moved to Oahu! I recommend you hit up the North Shore!

    July 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

    • Thanks for the suggestion!

      July 19, 2012 at 7:55 am

  21. Looks surprisingly classy!

    July 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

  22. love, love this! very creative and so very glamorous ! : )

    July 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

  23. Wow! It looks great, so simple and such a wonderful color… I’m just wondering, if the fabric will hold the grommets? Once I tried to attach grommets to jersey, but they pulled out so easily.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:31 am

    • I used a neoprene type fabric for this project. But a light weight terry cloth would also be a good option

      July 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

  24. So clever. Show us some more.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:46 am

  25. Wow, this is a great idea ! I really enjoy

    July 19, 2012 at 2:02 am

  26. Precioso!!!

    July 19, 2012 at 2:06 am

  27. brilliant idea. It’s on my list of makes!

    July 19, 2012 at 2:14 am

  28. Great inspiration … thanks.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:32 am

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  30. What a brilliant idea and it is very beautiful!

    July 19, 2012 at 2:58 am

  31. Hello, I’ve just got to say I want eleventeebillion of these (my spell checker is smokin’ and makin’ odd groaning noises now) lol ! Anyway, this is one of the cutest things I’ve seen in quite some time. Love things that accentuate the positives and ….well forget about the negatives, thanks to you and this cover-up, no one can see ’em so I don’t have ’em~that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it ! 🙂 Kudos to you for making this and then being kind enough to share it with us ! I’m thinking it’s gonna take me awhile to fill that tall order I want though, so I think I’ll just start with white,black,blue,jade green and my FAV purple ! I enjoy beading, wonder if I could bead the individual links with somethin’ oh so sparkly ? Whatcha Think Lady ? 🙂 Hope you are having a large time in the Islands ! Be safe and enjoy…..once again, bless you for your creativity and graciousness in sharing with us !


    July 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

  32. Alyssa

    Great DIY; easy, simple yet fabulous! Congrats on making this post to freshly pressed, by the way. 😀

    July 19, 2012 at 3:31 am

  33. Okay, I am totally in love with this idea! Thanks for such clear directions. Have fun at the beach and congrats on Freshly Pressed. That will be one heck of a trip in and of itself. I promise!

    July 19, 2012 at 4:05 am

  34. Totally fab! Sorry about the phrase, watched Patsy&Edina last night…

    July 19, 2012 at 4:30 am

  35. Simple, resourceful, cheap and chic! Great idea! And the cobalt blue looks stunning on your skin. I shall borrow your idea. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 Have fun in Hawaii!

    July 19, 2012 at 5:13 am

  36. Reblogged this on thegypsyandthecat and commented:
    A simple, resourceful, creative, cheap and chic idea for summer! Thanks to Glitter ‘N Glue for sharing this cool idea. 🙂

    July 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

  37. Gorgeaus!!! Good job

    July 19, 2012 at 5:28 am

  38. Like it. What type of material? And did you have to do any sewing to the edges of the material?

    July 19, 2012 at 5:49 am

    • No sewing! I left the edges raw. And I used a neoprene type fabric that they also used to make swimwear out of. Terry cloth would also be a great fabric option.

      July 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

  39. July 19, 2012 at 6:20 am

  40. Love it !!! Have a great vacation.

    July 19, 2012 at 6:37 am

  41. Genius! And super chic too 🙂

    Congrats on being FP!

    July 19, 2012 at 6:54 am

  42. Love it! Simple and really great-looking!

    July 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

  43. MyLifeterium

    Reblogged this on MyLifeterium and commented:
    Very easy when it comes to DIY. I will have to create this for my next vacation 🙂

    July 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

  44. She says: Wait a minute… what? That looks SO good on you… but I can’t imagine it will look that good on me. How in the world did you figure that out?? great job.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

  45. DatsMaStyle

    Simple and chic. Good stuff.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

  46. VERY cute idea! Thanks!

    July 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

  47. wow, that is so cute, what a great idea.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

  48. Lovely idea!

    July 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

  49. Reblogged this on A Lady Unfiltered and commented:
    I love this idea!

    July 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

  50. I absolutely love this! It’s definitely on my to-do list!


    July 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  51. Sarah Jordan

    Love it! What a wonderful idea.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  52. Reblogged this on DezDesignz.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  53. Reblogged this on Nikki's Life.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  54. this is great! we’re going to pin it!

    July 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  55. Vintage Living Magazine

    Great show of practical creativity! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    July 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  56. woah…love it! thanks so much for the step by step :o)

    July 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  57. That is so clever.

    July 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  58. Wow now that is a BLOG I can FOLLOW lol thanks for the step by step and such a pretty blog so colorful!

    July 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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    July 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  60. Congrats on FP! I Love, love , love this! I’m pinning it now so I can make it later. Thanks!

    July 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  61. Very tasteful, lovely too!

    July 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  62. Cute and great creation.

    July 20, 2012 at 1:07 am

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    July 20, 2012 at 2:41 am

  64. Nice one!! will try it! 🙂

    July 20, 2012 at 4:16 am

  65. colormeblush

    Wow that looks great!
    Read my blog!

    July 20, 2012 at 5:29 am

  66. Love your idea!! So creative. Can’t wait to see more.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:06 am

  67. wow tht’s beautiful!! and seems so simple to do, how ingenious!!
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    July 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

  68. look at you getting freshly pressed!! congrats lady!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

  69. So cute! What a great idea.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

  70. creative, indeed!

    July 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

  71. Reblogged this on Exhibit BEE.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

  72. This is great! I’ll definitely be making one!!!!!!

    July 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  73. Reblogged this on Polish My Canvas and commented:
    AWESOME way to make your own swimsuit cover up! And depending on the type of chain you purchase… it’ll be a one of a kind!!! *on my to do list*

    July 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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  75. Wow that’s really cool! Congrats on being freshly pressed!

    July 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

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  77. that is the most genius idea ever!!! i love the blue fabric you picked out – it just pops with the gold chain accent – LOVE!

    July 23, 2012 at 7:42 am

  78. very good:)Dress very well make!!

    July 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

  79. thenotblondebean

    I totally love this. It would work well as an evening gown too if you’re not the type to dip it low on the dance floor 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  80. This is lovely 🙂 I’m deffo gonna try this!


    July 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm

  81. perfect idea! so original!

    July 26, 2012 at 4:01 am

  82. Super cute idea! Love it!

    July 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  83. Cat in my Bag

    Awesome! Creative, statement, practical, love it!

    July 29, 2012 at 12:53 am

    • please follow me!!!!

      August 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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  85. Your blog is amazing. Please follow me thankss!!!!

    August 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  86. Such a great idea! I’d wear this all the time! So glad I found your blog.

    November 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

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  88. Very nice its simple love it

    February 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  89. its definitely great,if very nice Alpharett Locks

    February 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  90. really good

    April 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  91. be cool it cool

    April 23, 2013 at 11:08 am

  92. Tu

    its The Best

    May 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  93. look like very nice and simple

    May 19, 2013 at 9:30 am

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  95. we love this

    July 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

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