20 (more) fashion DIYs you can actually do!

If you’ve been wanting to up your DIY game this summer, now’s the time to start. We’ve rounded up 20 fashion-forward DIYs you can make at home. Break out the glue guns and pliers, pretties—it’s time to get crafty! 



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    Toughen up with a cuff

    This new jewelry trend proves that earrings have no limitations. Of course, there are your trusty studs, hoops and danglers. Who knows what edgy alter ego you might discover with an ear cuff by your side. It could bring out your inner rocker chick.

    See the how-to at Cut out and Keep

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    Try a 30-minute kimono

    You’ll be stunned by this simple kimono how-to. Just 30 minutes and you’ll be ready to get out on the town. All you’ll need is your favorite fabric and a needle and thread!

    See the how-to at Babble

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    Studded shoulders

    Fall weather is coming our way. Amp up your favorite chunky sweaters with some studded detailing. The extra textures will add an edgy feel to your fave cableknits.

    See the how-to at Viviyunn

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    Ombre for days

    This DIY will change the way you think about tights forever. Revamp your party look this fall with the quirky hues of this rad project.

    See the how-to at Babble

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    Color-blocked and braided

    This lightweight scarf is an easy addition to any plain white tee. With a few easy steps, you’ve got yourself a great accent piece for your standard summer get-up.

    See the how-to at Postris

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    Jumbo pearls

    Channel Chanel with an oversized pearl choker. This twist on the sophisticated gems is perfect if you want to make a statement.

    See the how-to at Honestlywtf

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    Instant legwarmers

    Recycle an old sweater into DIY leg warmers/boot toppers in less than 10 minutes. All you need is a cozy knit from your nearest consignment store and you’re set.

    Pinned by Make and do Girl

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    Western-style body chain    

    Cross your heart with your very own body chain. This lesson shows you how to make two varieties: the belly chain, which hangs around the waist and hips, and the cross body chain, which puts a modern twist on necklaces. Get this Western boho look now!


    See the how-to at Curious

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    Distressed in six steps

    Splurging on distressed denim can seem silly, especially when making your own is such a breeze! Sand and tweeze your way to the perfect pair.

    See the how-to at Stylecaster

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    Starry tresses

    This Rodarte-inspired hairpin tutorial will be sure to catch some eyes. Create this look for your next fun date night. So romantic.

    See the how-to at Hello Whimsy

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    The perfect drapey tee

    All you’ve got to do is draw a rectangle. Can you believe it? Achieve this look with some easy-going jersey fabric and create an effortless staple piece to add to your closet.


    See the how-to at One Avian Daemon

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    ‘90s baby backpack

    Got an old flannel hanging around? One’s all you need to make a backpack with these simple steps.


    See the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

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    Princess Barrettes

    Show off your inner royal with these bejeweled hairclips. Snag some ribbon and rhinestones and you’re set!


    See the how-to at Flax and Twine

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    Budding sunnies

    Add a flirty touch to your shades with some flowerchild embellishments. It’s an extremely bold twist on those ordinary sunnies.

    See the how-to at Fashion Diva Design

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    Party of 3

    Arm parties always need new members. These quick and easy bangles are a great sleepover activity. Gather with your besties and get beadin’.

    See the how-to at Darby Smart

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    Festive for fall

    This boho bracelet adds a pop of color to any basic look. Make your own personal touch by choosing your fave colors.

    See the how-to at Fab Art DIY

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    Not your basic Headband

    Slick your summer strands back with a chic headband. Welcome to your new go-to for a good hair day.


    See the how-to at Pretty Designs

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    Button up

    Turn heads with your very own statement necklace. Pick your pendants and showcase your personality with this great DIY.


    See the how-to at Manualidades Reciclables

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    Toned totes

    There’s nothing like a bright clutch to give your outfit the perfect pop. Best part? You’ve already got a new bag in your closet. Just whip out your favorite hue and spray your way to a brand new pouch.

    See the how-to at Pretty Designs

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    Knuckle up
    DIY these midi rings to grace your knuckles at the next backyard bash you attend. All you need is thin wire, a lip balm tube and needle-nose pliers, and you're minutes away from some totally trendy jewels.
    See the how-to at Always Rooney
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by Yendi Reid | 2/1/2016
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