It鈥檚 about that time of year when your inbox turns from business inquiries to a crowded hangout for holiday party invites. And we know how you feel: You can never have enough party-ready options for all your glitzy f锚tes without breaking the bank. But don鈥檛 worry, girl 鈥 we鈥檙e here to help you celebrate in style.

Last month we showed how to DIY a festive cold-shoulders dress and a pearl-studded turtleneck in minutes, and today we鈥檙e here to share how to make this dress inspired by Ted Baker鈥檚 Velvet Embellished Collar Dress ($296), for as little as $20. Make it now; thanks us later ;)

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Materials and Tools:

  • simple velvet dress
  • old white shirt
  • old studded聽earrings
  • fabric scissors
  • fabric glue
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Instructions:

1. Take your shirt and cut it as shown below to create a bib.

2. Insert the bib and glue it to the dress. Then let it completely dry.

3. Cut out the sleeves so that they鈥檙e 12 inches long.

4. Insert the first sleeve and glue it to the dress, then repeat on the other side.

5. Glue your old earrings to the collar.

step 2

First of all, take your white shirt and cut it as shown below to create a sort of bib. You can use an old shirt or look for a thrifted one at your local store. Next, protect your surface and insert the bib. Then carefully glue it to the dress.

At this point, it鈥檚 time to cut out the sleeves. Mine were more or less 12 inches long. Now insert the first sleeve as shown above and glue it to the dress, then repeat on the other side.

Lastly, glue your old earrings to the collar and wait for the glue to completely dry. Voil脿, you鈥檙e done!

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Pair the dress with your fave long-lasting lipstick and a pair of glitzy heels, and you鈥檙e good to go!

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