MY DIY | Gem Cotton Cardigan & Holiday Dress
The holidays are in full swing, and if you are anything like me, you are trying to figure out what to wear to each gathering. In the spirit of upcycling, I wanted to take a couple items from my own closet and give them a new (and more festive) life. Over the years, I have collected many plain cotton cardigans because they are so versatile for day-to-day wear, but now it’s time to take one from day-to-night by adding a little sparkle! I’ve spotted so many similar looking sweaters at the store for triple the price, even though it’s so simple to make your own! Next up was a red cotton dress that looked a little casual for a party, but with a little bling, it becomes the perfect holiday hostess dress. All you need is some gems, glue, needle and thread. Cotton clothing is great for this project because the fabric bonds well with the gem-tac, ensuring your sparkle stays in place. It works on dresses, cardigans, or really any other garment that needs some holiday-ifying. Now the fun part, you can get as creative as you like with the pattern, colors and number of gems you include depending on how bright you want to shine. Now time to party! Check out video above or get the steps and supplies after the break.
What to do:
Step 1: Arrange the gems on your dress/ cardigan in your desired pattern.
Step 2: Using the Gem-tac, glue each gem onto the dress/ cardigan, let dry.
Step 3: Reinforce the gems with stitch on the inside of the dress/ cardigan. Knot off each stitch to secure each gem.
Step 4: Hand wash.
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