Do you have any ideas for things to do to a denim jacket? I’ve already cut off the sleeves
truebluemeandyou: Go to truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/jacket and on page 1 and 2 I’ve posted vests with inserted sweater sleeves and on page 3 there is a restyled jacket with leather sleeves. There is also a cool button back (skull) denim jacket tutorial here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/post/10640376036/diy-embellished-skull-button-back-jean-jacket-tutorial
What are your suggestions?
callasoreon answered: You can make really cool designs with safety pins!
truebluemeandyou; I have two safety pin tutorials with a crown here and the other with wings here.
inspirationrealisation answered: knitted sleeves or use the sleeves of a sweater or a sweatshirt!
whaddaworm answered: you can add patches to it, like these http://www.iamvibes.co.uk/products
truebluemeandyou: you can also get different looks if you don’t want to embroider or use patches with iron on tee shirt paper.
wittywallflower answered: Are we still doing the ombré thing? Could dip dye or bleach it
Truebluemeandyou: I’m still seeing lots of dyed/ombre denim. You can check my blog out here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/bleach and truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/dye
rainbowelbows said: I love cutting out the back and replacing it with lace, or adding lace detailing on the pockets. (See the A Beautiful Mess denim shirt tutorial.)
jessicariddle answered: bleach it ! or just the top or bottom half far a gradient affect.
eleanorisabel answered: I added pom pom trim to mine - it was really quick and easy
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DIY Oscar de la Renta Inspired Headband F/2012 Tutorial. I like the idea of adding a brooch as embellishment. Tutorial by A Matter of Style here.
wittywallflower said: I made a super cute one in a similar vein. Wrapped a skinny plastic dollar store headband in a scrap of blue silk ribbon I had, then pin a jeweled blue brooch. I spent a quarter on the headband (was a pack of four), I had the other mats and glue.
UPDATE June 7, 2012 - one of my blogs I actually like is hawking YOUR collection but a an hour or so before had another sponsored post on Clorox Wipes. Now I’m somehow associating the two in my mind….
It doesn’t work in your favor to have almost every single blog out there hawking your Styled by Tori Spelling Collection on the same day (and some of my favorite blogs are doing this today). When I see a blog has been given free merchandise or is being paid to feature something it kind of takes the specialness of what you are selling away unless it is beyond amazing (i.e. one of the same blogs extolling your jewelry today recently did a Scott’s grass fertilizer post).
wittywallflower said: I hate that. Because you know it’s now some awesome thing the blogger discovered and wanted to share because it’s cool. It’s just a commercial. Someone getting paid to advertise a product while we have no idea what they REALLY think of it.
unfortunatelycake added: AMEN TO THIS, SERIOUSLY. So tired of seeing that product on my reader!
feeltherainbows asked: Hey. I am just tie dying today but I don't have rubber bands! Do you know any other things I could use? Thanks. -Sierra
Disclaimer: I have only used waxed string and rubber bands for tie dying.
Suggestions on the web: string, rope, shoe laces, ribbon, twist ties, elastic hair ties, waxed string, loads of people love artificial sinew - but who has that at home? I’d try any of these out on something small first!
A page with several links for getting unique tie dye designs by folding the fabric here.
wittywallflower said: I bet most things that would mask out a liquid would work. Maybe take a piece of plastic wrap and roll it into a string, tie it tight?
cheezepoof said: There’s a Japanese technique that utilizes opaque shapes clamped on both sides of folded fabric - creates repeated pattern of whitespaces under the shapes. Shibori, maybe? Can create cool designs if you swirl garment before rubber-banding.
north-of-here asked: What brand of plastic animals do you use and do you know a good place online to get them?
I’ve used Dollar Store animals and the ones in that you can buy at Michaels. People also mention getting them from Target. I’d say go for the size and type you want. I’ve never bought them online but I’d see what’s available at amazon. I’d also take a look at the links heodeza posted for her inspiration - they are amazing for altered plastic animals!
wittywallflower said: Just oodles of them at any thrift store or garage sale as well.
wittywallflower replied to your post: Hello! I have a lot of old antique-ish clip on earrings. They’re really obnoxious, and look more like huge 4 cm wide buttons glued onto clips. Is there something cool I could craft with them?
Duuude. Get a cute simple pair of flats, yank off the back of the earrings, and hot glue them to the shoes. Instant awesome.
Great suggestion. There are also tutorials on the web for that if you don’t want to make them a permanent part of your shoes. Like this idea a lot.