DIY || #21 | Crochet Floral Bathing Suit & BuzzFeed

Friday, May 10

DIY Floral Crochet Bathing Suit

So excited to announce a project I recently did for BuzzFeed this month! The new DIY section of BuzzFeed has been gaining incredible amounts of attention since it started and the authors were looking for some fresh bathing suit DIY projects. I was pleasantly surprised to be selected as a contributing blogger and whipped up what is now one of my favorite DIY projects thus far! This fresh, unique, and colorful DIY was inspired by the Mexican embroidery I love (it's everywhere in Southern California where I'm from...and my parents spent 10 years living in Mexico, so it's all around our house too!). I have nowhere near the skills (or time) to actually properly embroider anything, so I took a bit of a shortcut and used these amazing crochet flowers and leaves to mimic the effect. You can find a wide variety of handmade crochet items on Etsy, and I fell in love with HCK Crafts' flowers. Not only are they superbly made, but the maker - Michele - put together a custom order for me in one day...so I'm definitely going back for more. Plus, the six big flowers cost only $3 and the 12 leaves for only $2.50!! It was a match made in heaven for me. Anyways, check out my bathing suit DIY on BuzzFeed for the full tutorial, as well as to check out some other awesome bathing suit DIYs featured by Anna Evers at Plan B and Aimee at Clones N Clowns.


7 comments:

  1. Jennie1:23 PM

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Can I have it??! :D

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  2. I like your project very much! Great job DIY friend!! :)

    planb.annaevers.com

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  3. Love this idea sooooo much! I'd make the flowers and sew them onto a white vest. What a great embellishment :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Emma Jayne x
    http://www.emmajayne-designs.co.uk

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  4. Anonymous1:32 PM

    how do i make????????????????????????????????????????????!

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  5. I love this so much! I know you could do this on any swimsuit but where did you get yours?

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