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20 DIYs to Make Your Workout Prettier

Hit the gym in style with cute tank tops, yoga pants, and headbands you’ve made yourself. Once you’ve jumped on the treadmill, turn your iPod to your favorite tune and strap it to your arm with a DIY iPod armband. Don’t forget to bring your emergency hair kit in your DIY duffel bag. If going to the gym is not your thing, you can always build gym equipment right in your living room. Check it out…


  • 20 DIYs to Make Your Workout Prettier 1 of 21
    20 DIYs to Make Your Workout Prettier
  • Workout Headband 2 of 21
    Workout Headband
    Cut up an old T-shirt to turn into an adorable headband.
    Find out more at Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth.
  • Workout Tank 3 of 21
    Workout Tank
    Refashion a top into this cute workout tank.
    Find out more at Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth.
  • Duffel Gym Bag 4 of 21
    Duffel Gym Bag
    Make yourself a cute and retro style duffel bag for gym clothes.
    Find out more at Saltwater Kids.
  • Gym Shampoo Case 5 of 21
    Gym Shampoo Case
    Upcycle a shampoo bottle and turn it into a shampoo bottle case for when you head to the gym.
    Find out more at Don't Eat the Paste.
  • Wristbands and Sweatbands 6 of 21
    Wristbands and Sweatbands
    Keep the sweat out of your face by making wristbands and sweatbands from terry cloth.
    Find out more at CraftSanity.
  • Water Ball 7 of 21
    Water Ball
    Get the ultimate workout by turning an exercise ball into a water ball. Can you lift it?
    Find out more at Ross Training.
  • Emergency Hair Kit 8 of 21
    Emergency Hair Kit
    Make an emergency hair kit from a spice container to bring with you to the gym.
    Find out more at A Spotted Pony.
  • Ab Bench 9 of 21
    Ab Bench
    Turn your abs into steal with a bench you made yourself.
    Find out more at Fitness Training at Home.
  • Workout Pants 10 of 21
    Workout Pants
    Sew a pair of perfect fitting yoga pants that will make you feel cute too.
    Find out more at Sweet Verbana.
  • iPhone Running Band 11 of 21
    iPhone Running Band
    Use elastic to make an iPhone running band.
    Find out more at Naptime Crafters.
  • Workout Shorts 12 of 21
    Workout Shorts
    Use this simple tutorial to learn how to make a loose pair of workout shorts.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Sports Backpack 13 of 21
    Sports Backpack
    Make a sports backpack to fit your gym clothes or sports gear in.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Racerback Tanks 14 of 21
    Racerback Tanks
    Sew a racerback tank to wear on your next run.
    Find out more at Noodlehead.
  • Olympic Rings 15 of 21
    Olympic Rings
    Set up olympic rings in your home and bring them with you for a workout wherever you go.
    Find out more at Instructables.
  • Dip Bar 16 of 21
    Dip Bar
    Instead of spending a fortune on one, make it in your home.
    Find out more at The Delicate Place.
  • Easiest Weights 17 of 21
    Easiest Weights
    Get a workout after all that soda you've been drinking.
    Find out more at Sugar Boxing.
  • Leg Warmers and Wrap Sweater 18 of 21
    Leg Warmers and Wrap Sweater
    Download the free instructions for knitting up a yoga sweater and matching leg warmers.
    Find out more at Red Heart.
  • Yoga Mat Bag 19 of 21
    Yoga Mat Bag
    Go to yoga class in style with a cute new bag.
    Find out more at Love for Sewing.
  • Yoga Belt 20 of 21
    Yoga Belt
    Stretch those muscles with a helpful yoga belt.
    Find out more at A Bird's Leap.
  • Turban Headband 21 of 21
    Turban Headband
    Make a thicker headband to keep all those pesky flyways out of your face.
    Find out more at Twitch Vintage.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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