Embellishing has become a national pastime for people of all ages! From a simple applique to a dazzling design that thrills the eyes, you can certainly say that when it comes to embellishment – anything goes! T-shirts and sweatshirts are the primary objects of embellishment although certainly not the only possibilities. You can use the jewels, sequins, buttons and other trims on purses, shoes, belts, jeans and shorts, hair bands and bracelets, just for starters.
To get you started, try the razzle dazzle studded belt, or go for the trimmed sneakers. Your friends will probably want you to make them a pair too!
Make this lavishly studded belt in one evening, have a great deal of fun doing it and make a fashion statement in the morning. Friends will rave about this ornamental belt and they won’t believe that you didn’t spend lots of money on it, much less that you made it yourself!
Start with a cloth or leather belt in the desired color (TIP: you may already have one in your closet that will work). Adorn it with an assortment of gold and silvertone rivets, multi-shape Western motifs and colorful crystals. There are many shapes, styles and colors to choose from on the market these days that won’t put a large dent in your pocketbook. Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for attaching your trinkets or try using a small hammer to push the rivets through and finish turning the points under on the other side. Just follow your instincts on placement and you’re sure to have a gorgeous finished belt!
Use bright add-ons like these to give your sneakers pizzazz! For kids age 5 to 95! Buy precut vinyl shapes (hearts, lips, lightning bolts, circles, arrows, etc), small bows and beads at your local craft store. Give all of these items to your kids and show them how to use glue to attach them to a plain pair of canvas sneakers. Add beads to the shoe laces for a finishing touch. Children will have loads of fun assembling them and they’ll have happy feet when they’re done!