DIY {‘glitter’ RockBand mic….Carrie Underwood style}

Now I admit this DIY tutorial is more of a joke than for serious purposes, but HEY I figured there are others of you out there that would like to rock it with a bit of glam. We recently became the owners of RockBand and I like to pretend I can sing – which I totally can’t. AND singing is more fun when the mic has a bit of sparkle. The boys think it is funny and “gross”. The bigger deal they make out of it only encourages me more – one day they’ll figure that out. So here’s to you Carrie!

My inspiration:


Step 1: Cut your fabric to size. I didn’t use actual measurements…

Step 2: Sew the long edges together

Step 3: Put it on your arm and rock it 80s style


Step 4: Sew down one of the shorter edges. Probably better to use matching thread, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Step 5: Measure how long it needs to be to overlap with velcro

Step 6: Sew down the other edge (don’t judge my master sewing skills)


Step 7: Take a break and laugh at your son trying to teach his baby sister how to sing in the mic. There is about a foot clearance between her crib and the sewing machine.


Step 8: Sew down a strip of velcro on the under side

Step 9: Sew down the opposite velcro on the top side. This piece will be sewn on a bit diagonally if the mic is wider at the top and narrow at bottom

Step 10: Make sure it all fits together


You can tell by the coloring of the pictures that this tutorial didn’t just happen in 5 mintues (though it should have). I got about 1 step done at a time over 3 days…hence the daylight and night flash pictures. Oh the joys of creating with 4 kids in the mix! And there you go…a glam RockBand mic cover.


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  • Kari Sanchez - LOVE IT! My daughter received a microphone for Christmas and loves Carrie Underwood- this is great! She loves to sing in church…haha, Baptist Church meets Rock Star microphones!!! Thanks Ashley!

  • Jeannette Swan - You are hilarious!! Rock on!!

  • Erin - That’s awesome, Carrie Underwood better watch out!

  • Lesley - Too funny! I think I need one of these for my mic now 🙂

  • christina larsen - Thanks for the laugh this morning. 🙂

  • Amber Zimmerman - Haha. . .I love this! My fave tutorial of the year. 😉 For my next karaoke performance maybe? 😉

  • Rachel - Oh my gosh, so funny! Love it!

  • Kara - totally brightened my day! Thanks!

  • amanda torres - Girl, you are one HOT Rock Star!

  • ashlee - you are too funny!!!

  • the inadvertent farmer - You are one rockin’ mama…great job! Kim

  • Jess - I am totally going to have to make one of those for my mom! She would love it!

  • Lacey McKay - You are too cute!