11 DIYs for the Perfect Derby Day

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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The Kentucky Derby is almost here!!! Can you tell I am excited? I heart the derby and all of the excitement that comes along with it. As this iconic event approaches, women begin to pull out their fanciest hats (or in my case make a fancy hat) and prep for the their upcoming parties. The derby is an event full of fancy, accessories, horses, and excitement. Even though the race itself lasts only a couple of minutes, you can still look your best and celebrate the race in style with these DIY projects.

I put together a list of 11 DIY friendly derby projects you can complete before the big race. If you are hosting a derby party, I have you covered. If you are in need of some derby friendly attire, I have you covered! I love all of the fancy derby hats, but I am more of a fascinator kinda gal (hence the two fascinator DIYs!). Pick your project(s) and get crafting. The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 2nd!

Will you be hosting a derby party, or attending the Kentucky Derby live?

11 DIYs for the Perfect Derby Day:

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Deanna from Mirabelle Creations created her "Run for the Roses" garland to mimic the traditional garland the winning horse is draped in. Via The Nest.

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It you can't watch the horses live, just drape them around your neck with these DIY Pretty Pony Necklaces via Polka Dot Chair.

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Everything is better when it's bigger, even this DIY Derby Hat via The House That Lars Built!

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Aunt Peaches shows you how to whip up this amazing DIY Fascinator using coffee filters!

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Wear the Canvas shows you how to create a fashiobale DIY Equestrian Pin so you can also get in on the winning fun!

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Horse and Heels shows you how to create DIY Kentucky Derby Cocktail Stirrers that will make your cocktails so much better!

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A plain clutch just won't do for the derby. You need this Minaudiere With Golden Horse via Trinkets in Bloom!


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Put a derby hat on everything! Even these adorable DIY Whimsical Derby Hat Drink Stirrers are festive. via Pizzazzerie!

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Gold Horseshoe Balloons? Yes, please! via Studio DIY.

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This gorgeous DIY Fascinator is just what you need to adorn your head for the derby. It is a statement piece you will want to wear every single day! via Today's Woman Now

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Hosting a derby party? If so, you need to make this Prize Ribbon Garland via the Dear Lizzy Blog. You can grab the Dear Lizzy Prize Ribbon Die to make this awesome garland!