DIY: Feather Peplum Belt

Peplum is a fashion do all day in my playbook! It gives me a waist and accentuates my curves. Any who doesn’t love that combination. I’m a fan of the feathers so a feather peplum DIY was inevitable. Enjoy this easy, breezy, beautiful tutorial…

Materials: Feather Trim, Ribbon, Fabric Glue

Ok are you guys ready for this… Step 1: glue the feather trim to the ribbon and THAT’S IT! Yes this project is so simple. Just be sure that you leave the tails of the ribbon long enough to tie a pretty bow in the back when you wear it.


I paired my new DIY belt with the black Maggy London dress I purchased last Holiday season. This is my favorite LBD because let’s be honest…it brings all the boys to the yard! lol

I love the feathers but the back bow is by far my favorite part. To me there’s nothing more girlie and chic that an oversized bow!

63 responses

  1. Sarah

    OMG I LOVE IT!!! Im so making this

    November 13, 2012 at 12:08 am

  2. Tina

    Beautiful! Where did you buy your materials?

    November 13, 2012 at 12:19 am

    • I bought the feathers at Joyce Trim in New York while I was in town for Fashion Week and I had the ribbon in my craft closet, but you can purchase at your local craft/ fabric store I’m sure!

      November 13, 2012 at 7:22 am



    November 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

  4. REALLY like this! I could also see how it can be adapted for fringe.

    November 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

  5. Isabelle

    so cool, I saw one in zara but now I can make my own!

    November 13, 2012 at 5:32 am

  6. Absolutely lovely!

    November 13, 2012 at 5:36 am

  7. Kris, you look gorgeous…totally fab. Bonus you can wear it as a fun collar with a strapless dress!!

    November 13, 2012 at 6:30 am

    • Thanks Erin! xo And yes wearing it as a collar is a brilliant idea!!!!!

      November 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

  8. Oooh, love it! Looks awesome. Peplums are the best! Love that dress, too!

    November 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

  9. Kristen, I really like this DIY…will definitely try this one. I love the links as well for a similar dress…I’ve been looking for a LBD. Thanks.

    November 13, 2012 at 7:26 am

  10. GORGE!!! it looks so great and will hide my pooch! LOL @ “let’s be honest….” : D

    November 13, 2012 at 7:32 am

    • YES!!!! That’s my favorite thing about peplum… it hides my tummy!!! Go peplum go!!!!!

      November 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

  11. Nancy

    Another beautiful hit,…you’re so talented and creative. Where do you get the feathers from?

    November 13, 2012 at 7:38 am

  12. Love this, Kristen! I have a feather peplum going up too on Friday… but it’s totally different. Love that you made yours a belt.

    November 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    • Oh fun! Gotta love the feather peplum. I can’t wait to see… xo

      November 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

  13. gio marie


    November 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

  14. That looks great! I love the idea of wearing it as a collar, too.

    November 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    • Excellent idea!

      November 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  15. I really don’t like peplums, but your feathers look so elegant and really beautiful! Great idea, amazing effect!

    lg, lici

    November 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

  16. This is such an awesome idea!

    November 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

  17. I love this! What a fabulous idea!

    November 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  18. there’s a Jump Girl Mesh Yolk Dress on Hautelook today that’s A LOT like yours and it’s only $32!!

    November 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    • Say what?!?!? Get it girl!!!!! Thanks for sharing… xo

      November 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  19. Reblogged this on curves-a-luscious and commented:
    love this!

    November 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  20. Love this! So easy & super cute!

    November 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  21. looks quite fancy!!!



    November 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  22. bim123


    November 14, 2012 at 2:19 am

  23. I love this!! Definitely doing this myself!! Thanks for this post.

    xo, Kenya

    November 14, 2012 at 4:19 am

  24. I’m going to try this!! Loves it!!

    November 14, 2012 at 7:23 am

  25. Sing

    Really good job, I love this DIY.

    November 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  26. i love this!!!!! and you look hot! thanks so much, going to try this out stat.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  27. i love this! you make it look so easy and you look hot! i’m going to try this stat.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  28. Alisha

    Love it!! Girl, I gotta ask, how do you keep those bad boys up and looking good?! I’m having such a hard time finding a good strapless bra =/

    November 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    • Yes! You have to go to Intimacy ( Hopefully they have one in your area. They’ll fit you perfectly and they have a large selection of sizes including larger cup sizes. The bras are a little pricey (mine range from like $70-$100) but they’re SO worth it! I hope that helps! xoxo

      November 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  29. miiu

    you are so beautiful! I love your figure and how you dress so well it makes you look like a goddess 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

    • Awwww thank you! So sweet. xo

      November 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • I agree with miiu. So refreshing to see a DIY blog with a women with curves! You go girl. Keep doing what u do!

      December 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      • Thank you!! xo

        December 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  30. Tilde

    You are so beautiful! I love your style, I love your hair, I love your lips and teeth and I love your figure! I would kill to look like you.. xx

    November 16, 2012 at 6:32 am

    • awwwww xoxoxoxo You’re sweet

      November 19, 2012 at 7:56 am

  31. Oh wow!!! I am DEFINITELY making this THIS WEEKEND! I’m so excited! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!


    PS: if you have a second please come and enter my giveaway with Rent the Runway!

    November 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

  32. Reblogged this on wisdom, greatness, & a touch of glitter and commented:
    ah how fun!

    November 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  33. You look great and what a fab diy project. It turned out very nice!

    November 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

  34. This looks amazing! Your whole outfit is beautiful, super glamorous, love it 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 4:50 am

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  36. Reblogged this on Pauperintoprincess and commented:
    This is one of the best DIYs I’ve ever seen…. Might just try it myself!

    November 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  37. OMG, you are amazing! So Cute!!! 😉

    December 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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  39. I love this belt! So glad i found your blog!

    December 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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  41. I LOVE IT! Great post!

    January 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

  42. wow. so freaking hot. am so stealing this. GREAT BLOG

    January 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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  44. You so beautiful, and this is a great DIY.

    January 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed!

      January 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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  46. 15ansd

    love this I am so making this asap. Thanks for the tips 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

  47. Selena

    I think this is adorable, I’d love to see a few other ways you’ve styled this belt

    February 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

  48. Odotta

    Wow, that looks so amazing! I have to make one of these!!

    February 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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