Christmas is basically over (sorry y’all), and it’s time to start thinking about one of the most magical nights of the year — New Year’s Eve. If you are a little tight on money due to holiday cheer (and amazing after-Christmas sales), we suggest you DIY your NYE outfit. Now if you haven’t realized, we are a little obsessed with disco balls these days :) So, we took this plain black skirt (from a thrift store for $5) and added shiny detailing to create the most jaw-dropping skirt your friends have ever seen. I will admit, this skirt does take some time to make, but hey — it’s a nice project to complete if you are getting in a bit too much family time and need a little break.

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Materials and Tools:

— black skater skirt

— 1/4 yard shiny fabric

— fabric scissors and/or X-ACTO knife

— ruler

— fabric glue

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Instructions:

1. Cut out tons of one-inch squares from your shiny fabric.

2. Glue them onto your skirt in rows with equal space in between.

3. Twirl ’til your heart is content.

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I’m not going to lie, this part is tedious. Use a cutting mat, ruler, scissors and/or X-ACTO to cut out a BUNCH of one-inch squares. This is the perfect time to “hire” a little DIYer who has a bit too much energy and needs a task to keep her busy.

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Now when I say a ton, I mean a ton.

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Get that glue ready and start assembling your disco skirt. Make sure you glue down all corners of the squares — you don’t want any of them to peel off.

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Due to the shape of a circle skirt, your lines of squares will go on a diagonal all the way around the skirt. You will need to cut the squares at the bottom and top hems of the skirt to match the curving hem line.

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Ahhhhh — amazing! Let’s put it on!

Pair this skirt with fun patterned tights and a sultry top for the ultimate NYE look.

Happy 2016, Y’all!

Don’t forget to share your NYE OOTD with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative.

DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden

Photography: Kurt Andre

Modeling: Maddie Bachelder