9 DIY Ways to Get the Look For Less

I know you know the struggle: finding the perfect piece that you have to add to your closet, falling in love, and then glancing at the price tag. Seriously, you already dreamed up all the places you were going to wear those shoes and thought about how you would promise to tell them you love them everyday, but then you remembered that eating for the next three months is also kind of important.

So what can you do? Step one: check out these nine DIY projects from around the web that will help you stay stylish without breaking the bank.

Valentino Rockstuds have been incredibly popular in recent years. Until I can afford to move them from my wish list to my shopping cart, Meghan's DIY pair is a chic substitute.

I love this shimmery gold take on Madewell's Transport Tote! Learn how to make it at Sew Bon.

Put a bow on it--Laura Wadsworth did! Check out her blog to see how to easily make this Kate Spade-inspired bow necklace.

If you've been on the J.Crew Factory website in the past year, you've seen their scalloped shift dress. Create-Enjoy shows you how to make it yourself.

Every girl needs a tiara, and it might as well be Dolce & Gabbana-inspired. See how Honestly WTF made this over on her blog.

My Girlish Whims created this awesome Anthropologie knock-off necklace for under a quarter of the price of the real thing!

You'd never even know these Kate Spade-inspired kicks were DIY. Via Effortless Style.

Another Anthropologie-inspired DIY that will leave your wrist and your wallet happy. Via Gina Michele.

It's SO easy to get glam with these Alexis Bittar-inspired pieces. Just paint and add stickers!

What are your tips and tricks to get the look for less?