Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY Valentine’s Day Petal Bra & Lingerie

Hello Darlings!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! I am super excited, not because I necessarily love the day or anything, but I love to decorate and make themed things for holidays. Silly I know, but go with it. I’ve created a super sexy little number sure to add some spice to ANYONES Valentine’s Day (or really any time of the year!). This technique could easily translate to any other DIY Lingerie you plan on doing, and is a great way to up cycle old lingerie and bras that are past their every-day use prime!

DIY Valentine’s Day Petal Bra & Lingerie

This mini-tutorial will show you how to make an eye catching, heart racing sexy petal bra, in a super simple and cheap DIY fashion!

In my version, I have used an old red bra that has been worn out (but I can bring myself to throw out!), some fabric petals from clearance from LAST year’s Valentine’s Day, and some glue.

DIY Valentine’s Day Petal Bra & Lingerie

DIY Valentine’s Day Petal Bra & Lingerie


You will need:
  • An old bra (Free, I know you have one!)
  • Fabric Petals ($-cheap at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, etc.)
  • Glue of your choice. I used E-6000 because its fabric & washer friendly
  • **Hot glue would also work, I just wanted to try this new glue to see if it held up as well!**
  • Optional: Styrofoam sphere, melon, something spherical to work on!



 


Step One:
Assemble all of your materials, you will want to have everything prepped and ready to use when you sit down to make this. You may want to put some paper towels or plates nearby to keep the petals on a clean surface. I recommend handling all of the petals before you start gluing, as they seem to stick to each other. Also, pull out any petals that are less than pretty, you should have plenty! I happened to have a decent sized Styrofoam ball around I didn’t get to use yet, and used that as a fake boob to fill out the bra while working on it. This helps keep the shape of the bra true to how it will fill out when it is actually on.  You could use whatever else is comparable to your size. Or just use some paper or something to try and stuff it out a little. You are creative, you’ll think of something!






 You may have better luck visualizing things if you turn it upside down after the first few layers are on!

Note how much fuller and impressive this technique changes a simple bra! Off to a good start!





Step Two:
Start gluing! You are going to be doing one side at a time, so pick a side and arrange it so you can see it well. Starting from the top corner, where the bra meets the strap, apply a little glue and your first petal. Then, work your way down making sure to scatter the dots of glue to create that mermaid scale ish look. Depending on the type of glue you use, you may have some wiggle room for dry time, and you may be able to put a few drops of glue down at once. Obviously with a hot glue gun you cant.

Here are some pictures from working on the second half of the bra:





Step Three:
Dry! After you’ve worked your way through one side, you may need to let it sit. If you are using hot glue, you can proceed to the next cup. If you used the E-6000, I suggest letting it dry for a few hours or overnight. Once it is completely dried, brush your hand over the petals in various directions to see if any are loose or did not adhere. Touch up any petals as needed.




That’s it! I love how this is such a simple thing that completely changes the look of old lingerie, and turns it into something totally different!  Now pair this with some sexy undies and you should be good to go!


I hope you enjoy this DIY lingerie!

So now you have something super sexy and fun to wear, you saved a bunch of money doing it, and you are planning your accessories to wear with this. Are you worried your other half may not be putting in the same effort? Or do you want to give a subtle point in the right direction to help him? Make sure to send him a link to my post: "

The Average Guys Guide to a Successful Valentine’s Day!

He will find lots of great ideas on how to pull of an AWESOME Valentine's Day!


Love,
The Sparkle Queen

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    1. Why thank you! I also made a little hair accessory to go with it/separately with the extra petals:
      http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-rose-petal-hair-piece-for.html

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