Summer is the time of fruity drinks, campfires and suntan lotion. Of course, friends are a necessary part of the equation in order for this to be any fun, right? DIY fashions can be a great way to get a new spin on some old clothes, or just to have fun crafting with your bestie in the sunshine!
1. Floral Hats
These hats are easy to make and make great gifts for ladies of any age! Hot glue “fake” plastic flowers from a craft store around the brim or inner band of any large sunhat for a cute addition to any summer wardrobe.
2. Studded Cuffs
Everybody’s got a little wild side – why not let it show this summer with studded cuffs on your jeans or jacket? Studs (sometimes called rivets) can be purchased at most craft stores and are easy to attach to denim or leather. Cuffed jeans look great with a pattern of studs to elongate the leg and bring attention to the foot.
3. Classic Tie-Dye
Tie-dye might seem like it’s “just for kids,” but with a little patience and precision, tie-dyed shirts can have intricate designs and complementary colors. You could even make matching shirts with your friends! This is a great outdoor activity to do in the grass or on the driveway with a hose handy, since the color can run off of the shirt and stain anything nearby. Perfect for those hot July days!
4. Sharpie Shoes
Cloth or canvas shoes can get a bit boring since they’re usually only sold in colors like white, black and grey. Bring a pop of color into the shoe by drawing, doodling, or dotting the canvas with Sharpies or fabric paint. This idea is great for kids too – just make sure the fabric paint is non-toxic.
5. Button Bag
A soft cloth purse makes a great candidate for DIY projects because the possibilities are endless. Sewing buttons or other beads to the front of a purse or satchel makes for a unique accessory to go along with any upbeat outfit.
These style ideas are easily customizable and fun for everyone. Getting a group of friends together to work on DIY fashion can be a great way to spend an afternoon in the sunshine or in the shade, enjoying a drink, and getting in touch with your artistic side.