A Valentine’s Day DIY: Be Your Own F*cking Princess This Year

I have admittedly conflicted feelings about Valentine’s Day, and I will be the first to admit that. Yes, it is a bastardized holiday advertised and marketed to shit to increase Hallmark’s revenue without actually celebrating anything. But, ultimately I still have a massive collection of classic Disney VHS tapes, all of which promised me true love, princessdom, and triumph by sixteen. Some people would potentially my Disney collection hoarding, but what is it about the fairytale ending I secretly can’t let go of? At this point, we’ve all become at least little jaded about the whole thing. Either we had hopes, and were let down (not in the graceful Buttercup gliding out of the castle window in Princess Bride kind of way) or made ourselves vulnerable, and were rewarded–but it’s still not quite perfect. Now that the Anti-Valentine’s Day shit has become just as much a ploy, I propose a new solution. Why fall for it? Regardless of who you’re with, who you are, or what clever quip about your ‘advantageously single’ lifestyle choose to use on your friends this Thursday whilst sitting at the Pub–be your own fucking Valentine’s Day princess. Go ahead, rock it, embrace it, and carry on–with a little DIY fairy godmother magic.


In March of last year, Dolce and Gabbana’s model’s came out wearing these:

You’ll need:

Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. I like to use a small amount at a time, as the glue tends to dry quickly. Using the tip of a toothpick, apply a dollop of glue onto the back of the largest ceramic rose.

Press the ceramic bead in the center of the headband. Hold in place, for about a minute, until the glue sets. It’s best to start in the center with the largest ceramic flowers and rhinestones, and then gradually add smaller adornments down the middle of the headband.

Continue adding beads and rhinestones along the middle. Then, add pearls and ceramic beads to the outer rows starting with larger pieces in the center.

Create a pattern, alternating flowers and pearls.

Continue gluing pieces to the headband . . .

Glue some of the extra ceramic flowers onto brass hardware to make a pair of earrings!

You are now crowned the DIY princess of Valentine’s Day! (top images via Vogue.uk, rest of images by HonestlyWTF). Rock it in celebration, retaliation, or because, well, no one ever said looking rad wasn’t fun, right?

Lauren Valentine (Fashion & Beauty Editor) is a sophomore. When she's not obsessing over her health or wandering New York City, she maintains the firm belief that one can never own too many pairs of pants. Her studies include German, International Socioeconomics, and various veins of Psychology. She hopes one day to achieve a well equipped yet unorthodox business platform--Sarah Lawrence style, of course.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 18, 2013

    Evan Tuttle

    this is really cute!

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