11.7.12

Studded Levis 501 - DIY

I have been such a busy girl recently, that I have completely neglected my blog. I am sure the majority of us are in the same situation. With the end of uni exams I promised myself to return to blogging, but with going away for a month (which I will talk about in my next post) I have failed to do so. No reason to dwell on it now as I am finally writing this post. I am sure all of us have seen a lot of studs everywhere, from studded jackets to studded shoes, it has become one of the biggest trends. Unfortunately studded items are not cheap, so I have decided to attempt what I have seen many bloggers do, STUD MY OWN SHORTS. I am not going to lie, it is a very boring and tiring job, however the result will make you happy. 



All you need is a pair of shorts. I like the look of Levis 501, which you can get from a majority of vintage shops, but of course you can use any pair, or even cut up your own. 
You will also need some studs. They are very easy to find in a craft shop or on ebay. I've brought my from ebay for about £3 for 100 studs. The amount of studs you need will depend on what kind of ornament you are going for. I have personally used 100 studs. 
You will need a knife or something you can use to push in the backs of the studs once you got them through the material.
 And the last but not least... You will need a lot of patience. This particular ornament took me around 2 hours. The two hours are definitely worth it though. Give it a try!

16 comments:

AshleighGxoxo said...

Love this, I've just bought loads of studs to re-vamp wardrobe too :) xoxo

Keyta Hawkins said...

This is a really awesome post, I love DIY fashion!
- Keyta x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

great DIY

Hanna & Christel said...

We love it!

<3

Starry eyed X said...

Awesome DIY


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Lauraxamy said...

Such a brilliant idea! I love them x

NaNa said...

These shorts look awesome, such a great DIY. Completely new shorts without the need to buy a new pair! =)

Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

couturing said...

Great DIY!

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Iga said...

Oh it's a great DIY!
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stylewithoutstyle said...

Love studded shorts, this looks great :)

Suzanne said...

I did this too - my fingers were red raw by the time I was finished!! They look great xx

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beckawoo said...

i love get a look for next to nothing blogs and they look amazing if i dare to wear studs i shall certainly be doing it this way x

canvasofculture said...

I literally just got studs the other day! I'm thinking of doing a vest design, but I want to do shorts eventually too. Your shorts turned out great:)

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Hola Bambi said...

Wow!!! Love these! Xx

Chris Ed said...

wow, this short are beautiful! I have studded DIY jeans too:)
xx chris