Maternity Flower Belt Tutorial
I love the look of a maternity flower belt during a maternity photo shoot! It is such a fun addition to your photos. Plus you can use it as part of a gender reveal photo shoot. You can also use the flower belt in the newborn photo shoot. They are so easy and fun to make!
Items you need:
Ruched FOE (or any style you would like)
Chiffon Flowers x5 or more (different colors and sizes)
3 Large felt circles
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Note: I used 5 flowers 4 bigger and 1 smaller, you can use as many as you like. You should just make sure they are different colors and sizes.
(I did not end up using all the flowers pictured above, it is better to have a few extra flowers then not enough)
First measure and cut the elastic. You will be tying it in to a bow in the back make sure you have enough room to do so. I suggest ordering a 5 yard roll of elastic so you know you will have enough elastic.
Before gluing on the flowers lay them all out how to figure out how they will be arranged. This is a very important step!
After cutting the elastic, fold the elastic in half. The flowers will be glued to the side not the center of the elastic. Measure about 3 inches over from the center then glued the first felt circle to the elastic.
Glue the first flower to the top of the felt circle. Make sure to glue the flower to both the felt and elastic.
Add the other 2 felt circles to the elastic belt. Add one circle on each side of the first felt circle. Overlap them about 1/2 an inch. Glue them to the first felt circle and the elastic.
Start adding the rest of the flowers to the felt circles. It is easier to glue on the flowers if they are arranged beforehand. The flowers should be glued close together with no gaps.
The layout of the flowers is all up to you. EBTY as so many different colors, sizes, and styles of flowers for you to use!
Here is the finished product! I am very happy with the way it turned out. I hope you have fun making your own maternity flower belt!
If you create your own flower belt we would love to see your creation! You can share your pictures on our Facebook page! (see link below)
Tutorial by Chelsea