Hello and welcome back! I hope your January has been off to a great start! Mine has been super busy. Lots of crazy things coming up this year and I can’t wait to share more.
Do you ever get bored with certain pieces in your closet and wish they had a little something extra? I do! Instead of running out and buying new pieces all the time, I like to survey my closet for pieces that have potential or make a trip to goodwill and find the diamonds in the rough.
Today I want to show you how you can easily up-cycle thrift store finds or older pieces in your closet. I love giving my clothes a new lease on life and saving some money!
For the white shirt here is what I used:
- Flat back pearl beads
- craft tweezers
- E6000 glue
I decided this white top from Goodwill could use a little something on the pockets. I had these flat back pearl beads from another project and decided they would be great!
I taped my shirt down to the table to make sure the fabric was flat.
I created two rows of pearl beads on each pocket and used E6000 glue and tweezers to stick them to the shirt. Make sure to put something in between the layers of fabric you are working with so that the glue doesn’t bleed through.
After the glue has dried for several hours, it is safe to wash and dry. I’ve done this with several shirts and sweaters and have yet to have a casualty!
For the black top here is what I used:
- Gold four pronged studs
- craft tweezers
This DIY is so stinking simple, you guys. Once you have figured out the design you want to create, you just push the stud through the fabric and use the tweezers to bend the four prongs in place. Since the studs are hollow, you are able to push the little prongs inside of the stud, so you don’t have to worry about being poked or anything. This method is also washer and dryer safe. I love how quick this DIY is and you don’t have to fuss with any glue.
And there you have it! I spend under $10 on both shirts and the supplies. If you want a more detailed tutorial, check out my video.
Let me know in the comments what you think, or if you have requests for other pieces I should hack!