Customize.Clothes

Need a closet refreshener, or maybe just a fun night of DIY with the chicas? Here are some easy ways to add personality to your garments. Have fun and be careful with those scissors!

1. Make a Stenciled Frida Tee. Directions here.

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2. Add ruffles to a boring blouse.

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3. Color on cotton fabric and then glue or sew them as appliques.

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4. Add studs to your flats.

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5. Use fabric markers to color a plain silk slip

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6. Use letter stamps to add your favorite song lyrics to a dress or skirt.

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7. Revamp a men’s dress shirt into a frock. Visit the thrift shop or raid your pop’s closet and get busy! Here are the directions!

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8. Ombre-dye your jeans! If you haven’t tried this technique by now, it’s about time. BoiFromIpanema demos how (a video!)

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9. Add glittered penguins. Just because.

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10. Add patterns to your clothes using yarn dipped in dye.

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11. Use plastic Mexican papel picado banners as stencils.

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12. Cut up your old t-shirts and sew them into a scarf.

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13. Cut out word stencils and use fabric spray.

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14. Bleach your tees!

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15. Add crystals and glitter to an existing shirt.

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16. Press white paint to get the look of batik.

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17. Add appliques to a shirt or dress.

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18. Use cardboard designs with fabric spray.

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19. Transform a Mexican embroidery dress into a blouse.

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20. Add glow-in-the-dark paint to shoes, a shirt or dress. Have fun with the design!

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Love & light,


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