16 DIY Project Ideas To Look Gorgeous At Prom!


Prom-goers dressed up in clothes and accessories that they made themselves are the most unique and creative of all. Make your prom extra special with one or more of these DIY accessories that you can make to match your dress or shoes. They work great for weddings, homecomings, and shower parties too!

Crepe Paper Corsage

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Don’t spend a pretty penny for a pretty corsage! This crepe paper corsage tutorial is absolutely gorgeous and includes free templates.

Crochet Flowers for a Corsage

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If you love crochet more than paper crafting, I have a different idea for you: crochet a beautiful corsage! Here are 40 free crochet flower patterns.

A Bow Tie for the Boy

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Make a cute bow tie if you can’t find a tie to help the boy’s outfit match her dress! Here’s a free bow tie pattern from See Kate Sew.

Paper Facinator

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Look fancy with a paper facinator! This easy paper craft is attached to a headband. Check out 7 paper fascinator ideas on The House that Lars Built.

Fabric Headband

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Or use fabric that matches the dress to make a matching fabric covered headband. This can be as elegant as you like depending on the fabric you choose.

Flower Headband with Fresh Flowers

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You won’t believe how easy it is to make a stunning fresh flower headband! Lucky for us, carnations are the least expensive flower to buy so this hairpiece won’t break the bank.

Free Shrug Pattern

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Prom dresses are not known for being warm or modest. Sew a pretty matching shrug with this free shrug pattern to help her from getting too cold or feeling exposed.

Easy Necklace Tutorial

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We must include some jewelry in this roundup of prom worthy crafts. Here’s an easy cluster drop necklace tutorial. Matching earrings would be even easier to make.

Matching Dainty Letter Necklaces

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Or learn how to make dainty letter necklaces using basic jewelry-making supplies. This would be a perfect his-and-her gift.

Small Clutch Bag Pattern

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The Baguette Bag Sewing Pattern is the perfect size to take to a dance. It’s easy to sew and has piping for a special touch.

Small Boxy Japanese Style Bag

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If she’d rather have a softer, more casual bag to carry her items, check out the Boxy Japanese Style Bag Pattern. It’s easy and only requires two fat quarter pieces of fabric.

DIY Shoe Appliques

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If you can’t find the perfect shoes, DIY them with cute shoe appliques. Learn how in this free tutorial.

Hand Embroidered Sneakers

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When I dropped my daughter off at her last formal dance, I couldn’t believe how many girls were wearing sneakers instead of fancy shoes! If that’s the case for you, dress up your sneakers a bit with some hand embroidery. Here’s how to hand embroidery shoes.

Paper Garland Photo Prop

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Don’t forget the photos! Here are 11 paper garland ideas to decorate the backdrop for your prom photos.

Elegant Knitted Necklace

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If knitting is your craft, make a beautiful knitted bead necklace. These are fabulous and would be so soft knit with cashmere yarn.

Matching Beaded Crochet Earrings

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You can also crochet matching earrings. See the free beaded crochet earring pattern.

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