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DIY Fringe+Stud T-shirt

I found this amazing wolf t-shirt at one of my favorite Goodwills.  So of course- I had to buy it.  I’ve seen sweet shirts like this at some of my favorite stores, but I’ve never bought one because I always think how I could make it myself for WAYYYY less– and put my own Spin on it.  I decided to make it Super trendy, and fringe the crap out of it!

For those of you who do not regularly fringe- it’s about the easiest thing in the world.  First- cut off the sleeves and around the neckline to give it an unfinished edge.  Measure where you want the fringe to begin, and then put a line of tape at the measurement around the entire shirt.  This will act as your guide. Then take your scissors and cut 1″ strips, as close to straight as you can.  It really doesn’t matter if they get a little crooked, you really can’t tell once it’s done.  Once all your strips are cut, start gently pulling on each strand to make the fabric curl in on itself.  Voila! Your fringing is complete!  Now you can move on to the fun stuff, like studding!!

This part is even easier than the fringing! Here it goes:

Step 1:  Roughly lay out the studs how you think you want them.  I ended up using 5 studs on each shoulder.

Step 2:  Starting with the center stud, gently push the prongs around the shoulder seam of your shirt.  You might want to use a flat head screwdriver to push the prongs down, since they tend to kill your fingers.

Step 3: Place your next studs about 0.5″ away from your first one.  Repeat step 2 until you’ve put as many studs on as you’d like.

What to wear it with:  *White Jeans  *Super Skinny Jeans  *Leopard Capris  *High-waisted jean shorts

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DIY- Studded Jacket

The first of many DIYs!!  I found this jacket for $12 in the garment district when I visited California this summer. I’m pretty sure it’s just a Forever 21 jacket, but i’m not sure… the tag was cut off… it seemed kind of shady. But it was only $12!  So I’m ignoring any unethical possibilities.  While I love neutral pieces that go with anything, I couldn’t help but embellish a little!  And it was SUPER easy to do.  Try it on an old favorite or a new thrift store find for a fresh new Spin!

What you need:

*Old Jacket

*Studs in different colors and sizes (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)

*Flat head Screwdriver

*Takes about 20-30 minutes

Step 1: After you’ve gathered your supplies, pick your ideal spot to place the studs.  I wanted mine on the shoulders, but it would look equally rad on the lapels, on the back, or on the sleeves- it’s up to you!

Step 2: Begin studding!  Most studs have 2 or 4 prongs that easily fit through the fibers of the fabric, and then you need to securely push them down.  I use a screwdriver for this part, because otherwise you will kill your fingers!!

Step 3: Be sure to use a variety of studs, and be consciously random with how you place the studs. You want to be sure that the larger studs are spread out evenly.

Step 4:  Keep studding until you’re happy with the look.   And then get ready for the bazillion compliments that will ensue <3

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