So you think you can decorate…
Do you want to build a corset? Okay, not build, really, but decorate didn’t have the same ring to it.
Frozen themed corset
When Orchard Corset asked us to decorate corsets as part of the “So You Think You Can Decorate” contest, it didn’t take me long to find the perfect inspiration for my corset. Frozen fever is alive and well here and I’m just as susceptible as the rest of the world. It helped that the icy light teal of Elsa’s dress is one of my favorite colors, so I had always wanted a corset that color anyway.
The corset I chose to decorate was the CS-426 short in white satin, and when I went to pick up my materials, I knew sparkles were a must to get the right icy look. I opted for a sparkle spray paint with some Mod Podge to seal the glitter to the corset. I also picked out some cute ruffled ribbon for trim. I got everything I needed for my corset for $12.00 using a 40% off coupon! How’s that for a good deal?
When I got to work on decorating my corset, the first thing I did was spray it all over with a coat of the sparkle spray paint. Once that had set, I glued the ribbon trim all along the top and bottom edges of the corset, and along the first set of boning on each side of the front of the corset for an additional fun accent. At that point, I learned that a glue gun works better for a project like this than fabric glues, so I switched to using that and things went much more smoothly from there!
After the glue set and the ribbon was firmly attached, I applied a final coat of sparkles to make sure I really had good coverage over the entire corset and also to add a little glitter to the ribbon trim. I followed it up with a coat of Mod Podge to try to seal the sparkles in place. It didn’t work quite as intended, if the glitter all over my desk is any indication, and it also made the fabric of the corset feel a little crispy. If I were going to decorate another corset like this, I think I would try using a glittery fabric spray paint rather than all-purpose sparkle spray paint. I think that might help the sparkles adhere to the corset better.
I finished off my corset with some pretty periwinkle satin ribbon laces to give it a bit of contrast, while still preserving the icy appearance. When all was said and done, I only spent about an hour actively working on my corset, though waiting for the layers of sparkle spray paint and glue to dry did add some additional time. This was such a quick, easy way to add some pizzazz and create a corset I love! I’m never going to ‘Let It Go‘!