DIY We Love: Wedding Garter

Are you the type of bride who cringes at the thought of wedding DIY? There are tons of smaller projects that you can take on to add your personal stamp to the big day without giving up hours of your time. This tutorial from Ren Ariel Sano, the artist and jewelry designer behind All The Good Girls Go To Heaven, takes just four easy steps that you can complete in about an hour. Designing and wearing your own garter — even if just your future husband sees it — will give you a secret thrill thoughout the night. Take a look!

wedding garter



  • Stretchy, lace ribbon
  • Rhinestone appliqué ($6 and up at
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot fix rhinestones and rhinestone setter or iron (optional)

wedding garter materials


Step 1: Cut the Lace

  • Make sure the lace you buy is stretchy so it won't fall down your leg.
  • Measure the lace before you cut — the final product can also be worn as a headband, so measure accordingly.

garter lace


Step 2: Sew

sew garter


Step 3: Add Rhinestones (Optional)

  • Arrange the hot fix rhinestones around the appliqué.
  • Once you finalize your design, set with an iron or rhinestone setter.

garter with rhinestones


Step 4: Finish Up

  • Turn the lace inside out and sew together.

wedding garter


Take a look at the finished product:

wedding garter

Photos courtesy of All The Good Girls Go To Heaven

Visit All The Good Girls Go To Heaven for  more inspiration and check out more DIY projects we love!

—Paulette Safdieh