TikTok-inspired clothing DIYs you *have* to try this summer

TikTok can be a huge source of inspiration, and recently a ton of DIYs have been popping up on my For You page. This summer will be all about style after wearing the same sweatpants every day for the past year. DIYs are a fun way to revamp your closet while not spending a ridiculous amount of money. Here are a few of the best ones to try with your friends over the summer:

This crop top made out of t-shirt scraps

One of the coolest—and easiest— DIYs I've found is this halter top made from the scraps of a t-shirt. This DIY actually makes two tops because the first step is cropping a t-shirt you already own. Then you use the bottom half as the halter top! Tops like these are super popular right now, so why not make one (or three)? This TikTok tutorial explains the steps in detail.


THIS IS GENIUS🤯 @jysellehug ##shirthack##ItsOurHome##fashionhack##tiktokfashion##clothinghack##upcycledclothing##tipsandtricks##clothingdiy##hacksoflife##fyp

♬ SUNNY DAY - Matteo Rossanese

Bleach tie-dye

This DIY is the *perfect* way to make an old t-shirt new again. You can use any old t-shirts, sweatshirts, or tanks you have. All you have to do is tie them up with rubber bands (I personally love a good traditional swirl tie-dye pattern) and create a mixture of 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water. A squirt or spray bottle works nicely. Make sure you have a clean sink to do this in and you are wearing gloves. Be careful because bleach will stain any fabric it gets on. Unwrap your creations when you are done spraying them and let them sit outside before tossing them in the washing machine (also make sure you wash them by themselves the first time). This could be a fun activity to do with friends, as well. Tell them to grab some old tops and invite them over for a tie-dye party!


BLEACH TIE DYE!! watch till the end to see the results🙈

♬ Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey) - Macklemore

Painted denim shorts

This DIY may require a quick trip to your local craft store for some supplies, but it will totally be worth it! Plan out your design ideas ahead of time so you can get just the right fabric paint colors you need. Then you and your besties can use your creative skills to turn an old pair of shorts or jeans into super fun new ones.


spent 3 hours painting a pair of shorts for a 30 second video... ##fyp

♬ Married Life - Michael Giacchino

Half and half shirts

This might be the *best* DIY to match with your bestie this summer! It requires a bit of sewing, but the two-patterned outcome is worth it. The TikTok tutorial uses 2 flannel shirts. You can easily use any two shirts, from t-shirts to tank tops. Just make sure the tops are similar in size so they can easily line up before sewing. If you do this with your bestie, you can each have a super cool shirt to wear together.


I can’t decide if I should crop it or keep it long, what do you think? ##diy ##diyflannel ##thrifting ##diyclothes

♬ Put Your Records On - Ritt Momney

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Slider image: @miniandray on Instagram


by Grace Gamper | 6/26/2021