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DIY: Studded spring cape

March 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM ET

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

Looking for a stylish addition to your spring wardrobe? DIY blogger Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair & A Spare demonstrates how to easily craft a chic cape from a simple fleece blanket. Feel free to use any color or type of material and embellish with trims, studs or lace for an instant update to a classic:

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

Materials:

  • Fleece blanket
  • A leather buckle enclosure
  • 40 round prong studs
  • Scissors
  • Strong glue
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A Pair & A Spare

1. Fold the blanket twice into a square. Away from the folded edges, cut a semi-circle of fabric to create the rounded edge of the cape.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

2. Open the circle up and cut a rounded neck hole.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

3. For the top layer, cut from the middle of the neck a hole out to the outer edge. Then (and this is optional) cut foot-long armholes in the front of the cape with your scissors.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

4. Take your studs and press them into the fleece, down the front of the opening of the cape.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

5. To secure the studs, press the prongs in.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

6. Carefully press the prongs down.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

7. Add studs around the neckline.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

8. Add glue to the buckle.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

9. Press the buckle onto the cape and leave to dry overnight.

 A Pair & A Spare
A Pair & A Spare

Voila!

For more great and easy-to-follow DIY ideas, visit A Pair & A Spare.

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