These easy-to-make fabric flower bands are always in season. Start by snipping fabric flowers, such as the vintage ones shown here, from their stems. Wrap ribbon around your finger to determine the approximate length you'll need; cut ribbon to size, adding about 1/4 inch for overlap. Use a hot-glue gun to join ends together, forming a loop, and to add flowers to ribbon bands.
Make a vintage or unused brooch the centerpiece of a romantic ribbon bracelet. We used a cubic zirconia-encrusted leaf pinned to some lavender velvet ribbon. Pick out a thickish ribbon, like velvet or double-faced satin, that will support the brooch's weight. The only tricky part is tying it on your wrist-you'll need an extra pair of hands to help you there.
Take that necklace you wore to the prom and recast it in a fashion-forward setting that looks great over a ribbed tank or crewneck sweater.
Select a sparkly drop style and one-third yard of fabric -- we suggest taffeta or linen in black, off-white, or silver. Arrange the necklace on the fabric in a U shape and use chalk to draw a rough outline around the necklace, extending it a foot beyond each end for the bow. Cut out the fabric (don't worry about fraying, which gives the bib the edge you want), and glue the necklace down jewel by jewel with Magna-Tac. For a less-permanent fix, sew it on.