DIY Braided Jersey Belt from an Old T-shirt


What You’ll Need…








And… Voila!



Have Fun! – it’s easier than it looks!

* Find all my DIYs here


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Gisela

    June 21, 2009 |

    waw!!!!! I love it!!!!!!! it’s so cute!!!! I love your blog!!!
    Kisses from a Spanish girl!!!

  • Lauren

    June 21, 2009 |

    LOVE this! You are pretty much my favorite person ever. Love the blog! <3


    June 21, 2009 |

    Loving all your fab DIY projectsss!

  • Victoria

    June 21, 2009 |

    I love these DIY posts of yours..!

  • Leigh

    June 21, 2009 |

    Fantastic !! LOVE it Maegan.

  • Couture Carrie

    June 21, 2009 |

    Your DIYs are so fabulous! This tutorial is very profesh – love it and the result! You know you’re famous all over the internets for your projects, especially those incredible blue ruffle shoes!! Keep up the amazing work, darling!


  • Martina

    June 21, 2009 |

    I wonder how you get these ideas… I’ll try to do it, it seems a bit difficult, but if you say it isn’t… I trust you!

  • A little Princess

    June 21, 2009 |

    Giiiirl, you are so incredibly creative to be so inspired by something like that, and have the talent to just, do. Amazing, I wish I was as skilled! And can I also say a huge wow to your hair in your previous post! xoxo

  • Yaya

    June 21, 2009 |

    You are so creative! It looks great!

  • jennine

    June 21, 2009 |

    that is just awesome! i especially love how you broke down the friendship bracelet technique.

  • diane

    June 21, 2009 |

    Yet another great dyi idea from love Maegan. You Rock!!

    No wonder we all love you so much. xo

  • Nur

    June 21, 2009 |

    its looks great!
    you are awesome.

  • bananas.

    June 21, 2009 |

    you amaze me with your DIY fashion. i’m trying this one as soon as i find some old tees. thanks girlie!

  • Natalie

    June 21, 2009 |

    this is such a cute DIY, i think i might try it out, thanks for the tips!

  • kirstyb

    June 21, 2009 |

    Love the post. Im gonna give it a go xoxox

  • Sydnie

    June 21, 2009 |

    Such a cute idea! I’ll definately be trying this one.


  • Cathy Voyage

    June 21, 2009 |

    That is SO cool – where do you always get the inspiration from?


    June 21, 2009 |

    Check my blog. ; )

  • abster

    June 21, 2009 |

    i think i will try it…i hope mines comes out like that

  • Adele

    June 21, 2009 |

    you are a genius! (: xx

  • Shirley Stamou

    June 21, 2009 |

    I loved your tutorial for DIY Louboutin sandal and published it on my blog (, giving the credit to you, of course.
    I have 36 years, I am psychologist and in my blog I talk about fashion, beauty and behavio. I live in southern Brazil, an island called Florianopolis, which is the state capital of Santa Catarina.
    I love your work!

  • courtney

    June 21, 2009 |

    omg you are seriously a genius! i wish i was this creative!

  • Mrs.Zeus

    June 22, 2009 |

    Thank you for this, Im gonna have to try it.

  • "Docka" Boneca Platinada

    June 22, 2009 |

    Wow, soooo cool!!! 🙂


  • Keith

    June 22, 2009 |

    That looks cool. Hope you had a great weekend. Cheers!

  • Aartee

    June 22, 2009 |

    What a great idea!!!

  • TeeTee

    June 22, 2009 |


  • Lily G.

    June 22, 2009 |

    You come up with the greatest ideas!

  • Holly

    June 22, 2009 |

    omg can you just sell these in your etsy shop? sooooooooo love them and am so lazy at the same time. 🙂

  • Jennifer

    June 22, 2009 |

    How cute! I’m definitely going to try this project. 🙂

  • Iva

    June 22, 2009 |

    I can’t type, I’m typless, if that make sence. You’ve just put every DIY I’ve seen to shame. {ok, minus your own DIY, they are always all amazing}but this one reallllly is fantastic. I don’t know how you do it. truly special!

  • Reviewer11

    June 22, 2009 |

    AWESOME! You’re so creative! This looks like fun!

    from a SITSta 😉

  • stylista23

    June 22, 2009 |

    That is so cute and totally en vogue. I will definitely try it! Check out my blog at

  • April Marie Claire

    June 22, 2009 |

    (changing my domain over later in the week = )

    I wanted to say… WOW!!! You have mad skills in the DIY dept, you always please… anything looks fabulous on you..

  • ♥ Marta ♥

    June 22, 2009 |

    that’s a really net idea … 🙂

  • Solo

    June 22, 2009 |

    Cool blog! And your tips are so fab. Love t visit your blog, have a great day ahead.;D

    Travel and Living
    Job Hunter

  • Solcito

    June 22, 2009 |

    Love it! it goes so well with the grey top!

    I´m so glad I found your blog, I like your style but most of all your confidence!!!! and your shoes 🙂

    I´ll keep visiting, xoxo from Argentina!!!

  • deep_in_vogue

    June 22, 2009 |

    Oh wow, great DIY! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

  • Ana Paula

    June 22, 2009 |


    I love your blog.

  • Tara Gibson

    June 22, 2009 |

    love it! you are seriously the most creative person EVER!

  • Jennifer

    June 22, 2009 |

    This is an awesome DIY! I love the finished product, and it’s so easy too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • anhesty

    June 22, 2009 |

    maegan i love how you come up with ideas to use old rags. i sure have lots of old tees that i can def do something with. and i am wanting to do the ruffle shoes. i have some beige snake print heels that i can do them to.

  • Hapsical Blog

    June 22, 2009 |

    your diy is so RAD! love it

  • Heavenly Hummingbird

    June 22, 2009 |

    you are too creative lol

  • Kat

    June 22, 2009 |

    brilliant idea!

  • Clara

    June 22, 2009 |
  • TheGlamorousEccentric

    June 22, 2009 |

    This is awesome. You inspire me to try new things instead of heading to the boutiques. I’m going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mrs. Priss

    June 22, 2009 |

    It turned out SO cute, I love it!

  • steph

    June 22, 2009 |

    Seriously, stop making everyone else look bad with all of your creativity! =P This is a FANTASTIC idea, and luckily, Ryan just gave me like 10 of his shirts…too bad they’re going to this plus your other DIY projects! =)

    Keep on uploading your new projects! I love them!!!

  • *Diane*

    June 22, 2009 |

    don’t be freaked out, but, i think i luv u!
    seriously tho, you are too awesome for words.
    love this!

  • Hanako66

    June 22, 2009 |

    dude…these keep getting better and better!

    I’m going to have to go through all my old crap and thing WWMD lol


    June 22, 2009 |

    It’s a fantastic idea and I love your blog because you give us fantastic ideas. Visit me.

  • The Lil Bee

    June 22, 2009 |

    Very impressed, lady! It looks super cute with your gray t.

  • drollgirl

    June 22, 2009 |

    i love it!! but i want it in LEATHAH!!! 🙂

  • Kellie

    June 22, 2009 |

    You are so damn handy it is amazing. I would never even dream of doing something like this but what a great idea!!!

  • Blicious

    June 22, 2009 |

    Love the belt!! it looks great with your outfit! 🙂

  • Savvy Mode SG

    June 22, 2009 |

    what a savvy DIY project.

  • Style Porn

    June 23, 2009 |

    OMFG. I have at least 7 t-shirts just waiting for this treatment. Thank you thank you thank you. You are the DIY queen!

  • Cleo Hurst

    June 23, 2009 |

    I can’t wait to make a belt, I love it!
    check out my blog:


  • Justine-R

    June 23, 2009 |

    WAW i want to do the same
    really nicely post


  • K @ Blog Goggles

    June 23, 2009 |

    I was going to say – that does not look easy. But it does look fabulous.

  • foreigndesi

    June 23, 2009 |

    That’s SO creative and cute!!!

  • Nicole Marie

    June 23, 2009 |

    where do you even come up with this stuff!!!! i wish i had a mind like yours!!

  • Nicole Marie

    June 23, 2009 |

    oh and i think you should sell all the stuff you make on etsy!!

  • Carlotta

    June 23, 2009 |

    wow it’s easy love it!!

  • Lyndsy

    June 23, 2009 |

    So cute! I love all your ideas. Quite talented and creative!

  • Ms. Butterfly

    June 23, 2009 |

    You are genius and you rock. love the belt.

  • Mz.B

    June 23, 2009 |

    You have resolved so many clothing issues for me with this belt suggestion. Oh, so many.

  • labeautifulvie

    June 23, 2009 |

    Wow. Nice tutorial on the DIY belt. 🙂 So glad i stumbled upon your site.

  • down and out chic

    June 24, 2009 |

    you are so creative! (and this does look difficult)

  • Tara Diane

    June 24, 2009 |

    I love this tutorial so much, I posted a link to it on my most recent blog entry, located here . Thanks for making cute things!

  • blondie-lox

    June 25, 2009 |

    ha! i’m gonna make these for my little girls!! 🙂

  • Morgan

    June 26, 2009 |

    This is one of my favorite DIY’s of yours! So cute!

  • Feelmore

    August 10, 2009 |

    definitely a favorite.


    August 25, 2009 |

    oh my goodness, this is AWESOME! fantastic blog!

  • Celeste

    January 19, 2010 |

    i love the belt! love your blog! you are so talented 😀
    i love your style, xoxo from argentina!!

  • Krust

    April 20, 2010 |

    Thank you for this! It looks great, I’ll for sure be whipping one up for myself.

  • San Trash

    March 25, 2013 |

    Hi! This is a great idea, so I linked it on my blog (, I hope you dont mind! Feel free to stop by!