Fun, Low Budget DIY Prom Ideas: Video Tutorials

You’ve got nothing short of prom season coming up, and you’re stuck wondering what to do! You want a memorable night with your date, but keeping it affordable is important. This is where the magic of DIY prom ideas comes in!

Do you know how to make your prom memorable? There are many ways to make this year’s prom event a night to remember. Here are some of the DIY prom ideas.

Planning a prom should not be a stressful experience. If you’re thinking to yourself “Well, I need some DIY prom ideas,” you’ve come to the right place. We have 20 DIY prom ideas that we guarantee will save your budget and make your night great. There’s something for everyone on this list — from the prepers who are doing everything they can to cut costs, to those that just want some awesome ideas. Now, let’s get started!

1. Legally Blonde Inspired Dress DIY

This tutorial will take you through step-by-step the process of how to make a Legally Blonde Inspired Dress!

  • Step 1: Begin by cutting out our pattern and sowing it together. As always it’s incredibly important to press your design especially when it comes to corsets.
  • Step 2: Once you have sown on the casing, slide the boding all the way through.
  • Step 3: Now that the bodice is fitted beautifully, you can start working on the skirt, the skirt will be fitted but will have 2 layers at both sides of the hip for beautiful volume.

2. Making a Met Gala worthy dress out of PAPER

Learning how to make a Met Gala worthy dress out of paper is the perfect way to use your creativity and artistic ability! You’d be shocked at how realistic these dresses look…

  • Step 1: Start the process by creating the pattern shown in the tutorial below, and then cutting out the fabrics.
  • Step 2: Stitch the paper together and press it flat and beautiful at the back then use tape to reinforce the seals.
  • Step 3: Bind the edges of the the ribbon so that you can have a big skirt.
  • Step 4: Make the paper part of the skirt. It is going to be multiple layers.
  • Step 5: Take the on and plead them in a specific direction then trim the bottom like a bubble hem.

3. Swan Lake Dress made from Wrapping Paper

Swan Lake Dress made from Wrapping Paper tutorial – Have you ever wondered how to recycle your wrapping paper and make something useful and creative out of it? This is a simple DIY tutorial that will teach you how make such an interesting dress, which is both beautiful and handmade!

  • Step 1: Start by creating the pattern shown in the video which you are going to eventually cut out of the wrapping paper.
  • Step 2: Crease the paper with your finger and then tape it flat and beautiful.
  • Step 3: Now that you have the bodice pieced together, you can start working on the skirt.
  • Step 4: Accordion plead the skirt to crate this beautiful ballerina style skirt.
  • Step 5: Include feathers to signify the white swan which we’ll make out of the wrapping paper and
  • Step 6: Add on crystals to reflect the beautiful light during prom.

4. DIY Trash bag Prom Dress

Building a prom dress out of trash bags may sound like a crazy idea, but it really worked. In this video tutorial you will discover how to make a prom dress using trash bags, scissors and safety pins.

  • Step 1: Take an old dress and lay it on the ground.
  • Step 2: Then grab roller trash bags and lay them on the ground and start cutting them into strips.
  • Step 3: Go ahead and assemble each strip into rose-like knots.
  • Step 4: Cut some ribbon to hide the straps.
  • Step 5: Then grab another garbage bag and slide the bottom of the dress through it.
  • Step 6: Glue down the top of the garbage bag and tied it at the back. Grab more ribbon then glue to the front of the dress to create a cup cake effect.
  • Step 7: As you wait for that to dry up, grab an old pillow and cut it up.
  • Step 8: Before stuffing into the dress, grab another garbage bag and wind it inside of the previous one.
  • Step 9: After laying down the inside layer of the dress, seal it together with glue and there you have your final look.

5. Galaxy Inspired Prom Dress

Are you looking for a galaxy prom dress ? Do you want to stand out of the crowd, but still keep something traditional? I am here with the solution for you. Here is a Galaxy inspired prom dress video tutorial.

  • Step 1: Cut out stars and moons of different shapes from this plastic foil.
  • Step 2: After laying out the stars where you need them, use the Cricut heat press to press them flat and beautiful
  • Step 3: Now it’s time to peel of the plastic leaving you with a shinny feel for your dress.
  • Step 4: Then start working on the under dress, by layering out the different materials you have.
  • Step 5: Now start working on the black overlay to give you that feeling of the galaxy.

6. Making a Butterfly Gown

This tutorial features detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to make a butterfly gown for prom.

  • Step 1: Tuck the pleads under the dress and trace them out, then cut out the fabric and start stitching the bodice together.
  • Step 2: Now, let’s make our straps: keep them really thin as this is ideal for the upper body.
  • Step 3: Finish by attaching the lining of the bodice to the face fabric as the butterflies and then pressing it flat and beautiful.
  • Step 4: Now let’s cover those edges and we have a finished bodice that is reedy for a skirt.
  • Step 5: Mimic the pleating patterns so that it feels very organic then stitch everything together.

Making a Butterfly Gown🦋 I can’t wait to Launch my sewing patterns! Going to have sizes 2-30🖤 #diy #sewing #prom #dress #fashion #style #butterfly

♬ Clair De Lune – Suite Bergamasque – Claude Debussy

7. How to make your own cage corset

This cage corset pattern is lovely and can be made to fit you perfectly. You can easily adjust the size by using a bigger or smaller pattern. This corset costume for prom provides you with beautiful curves.

  • Step 1: Line your material with a sheer corset mesh as shown in the tutorial below.
  • Step 2: Continue the gold theme with some gold pins in the back

8. DIY Prom Underbust Corset

Have you seen those sexy underbust corsets around? They look so pretty. But they’re expensive! You would think you gotta spend some serious cash to get a nice one, but that’s where you are wrong. In this DIY Prom Underbust Corset tutorial, I’ll show you how anyone can make their own custom corset for under $100.

  • Step 1: Mark out where you want your pattern pieces to be and be sure to match them up.
  • Step 2: To make this corset, we will use the sandwich method where you clip the ends and sandwich the bottom between tow layers.

9. A super beginner friendly prom dress

Are you going off to prom soon? Are you a total beginner sewer? If so, you’re in luck, because I’m going to share this prom dress tutorial for beginners!

  • Step 1: Using the fabric you have at your disposal, cut the top to get your pattern pieces.
  • Step 2: Now cut a lining. Here, you can modify the skirt by making it go all the way to the floor.
  • Step 3: Then carefully sow your pattern pieces to seal the bodice together.
  • Step 4: Flip your lining into the inside, carefully stitch your skirt together.
  • Step 5: Then sow the bodice to the skirt which is slow and tedious but a rewarding process. And there you go; super easy DIY sequin prom dress.

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