Great belly dance crafts for Craft Month 2017

written by Andalee on March 6, 2017 in Costuming for any size with no comments

March is Craft Month

March is Craft Month! I know that most belly dancers love being crafty! Whether it’s making our own costumes, veils, hair pieces and more! I thought it would be fun to share some of the best belly dance craft ideas out there! 

Here is a list of some our favorite belly dance crafts. This list has been curated by Belly Dance at Any Size Contributors Andalee, Davina and Tracy. 

On Belly Dance at Any Size

DIY Bags for Finger Cymbal (Zill) Storage by Davina

How to make a belly cover by Andalee

Super-quick radiating pleats belly dance bra tutorial by Davina

The best belly dance costume tutorials for the DIY types by Andalee

How to custom fit a hip scarf by Melissa

Belly dance affirmations by Andalee (more for if you want to do something crafty with paper)

How to add more coverage to your belly dance bra – Part 1 by guest blogger Mao

How to add more coverage to your belly dance bra – Part 2 by guest blogger Mao

On the web

Tutorial: Getting Rid of Belt Butt-Gap by Naima

Techniques for Mounting Rhinestones by the Rhinestone Guy

Tie-Dyeing Silk in a Microwave with Vinegar from Dharma Trading Co.

How to Make a Wrapped Dance Cane by Sahina

How to Make a Floral Headpiece by Sahina

DIY Accessories – Sequin Patches at The Things She Makes

Crochet Zill Straps at Crochet Kitchen

Crocheted Zill Mufflers by Shira 

Basic Crochet Triangle Lace Shawl/Hip Wrap at Lovely Light

Trellis Triangle Shawl Pattern (Knit) by Lion Brand Yarn

Zufflers, Lace Zill Mufflers by Jennifer Tallapaneni 

Several ways to put elastic in zills by Baba Yaga Music

Make a shrug for dance or street wear by Baba Yaga Music

Butterfly Veil Pattern by Béatrice Curtis

Lots of costume tutorials from Kyria’s Closet

Lots of tutorials from Sparkly Belly

Belly Dancers Coloring Book: Talented and Beautiful Belly Dancers (Coloring Books) by Mr Richard G Lowe Jr*

The ATS(r) Belly Dance Community Coloring Book: Meditation and Inspiration for the Soul to Dance by Janine Turner*

Coloring books at Owlkeyme Arts by Laura Tempest Zakroff

So what are your favorite belly dance crafts? Please share with us in the comments and if they are really helpful, then I will update this article to add them.

*Although some of these link to affiliate links where I may receive a small commission, you are under no obligation to shop using those links. If you don’t want to, just enter in the search terms on your internet browser. No hard feelings!

About Andalee

Andalee is the founder of Belly Dance at Any Size. She is an Oriental dancer and instructor from Durham, NC, now based in Montpellier, France. She has been dancing since 2005 and teaching since 2008. Her mission is to promote Oriental Dance (a.k.a. belly dance) as a respected and valid performance art.