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I really admire those DIY people who can make something amazing out of random stuff around their house.
I am not that type of girl.
I love a good DIY, of course; I've been making my own graphic tees since middle school using sponge letters and cheap craft paints. But I think we can all agree that after the materials, patience and effort, sometimes you just end up ruining stuff.
So the idea of today's blog post? We're gonna use Scotch™ Essentials to jazz some stuff up without completely ruining it. I'm a big stud fan, and thanks to Valentino these shiny little rockstars aren't going anywhere. So I grabbed Scotch™ Essentials Hem Bonding Strips - they were the exact size I needed for this bag - and set out to stud this boring clutch.
What You'll Need:
- Clutch or Bag to be studded
- Studs (I got mine at a craft store)
- Scotch™ Essentials Hem Bonding Strips or Wardrobe Tape
Step One: Decide on a pattern.
I didn't want to completely knock off the original, so I decided I wanted to make one large studded stripe down the middle. I determined how wide I wanted the whole strip to be and laid out my tape on the clutch.
Step Two: Stud it!
I didn't want the tape to show through, so I made sure the studs were nice and cozy on the tape as I tacked them on.
Step Three: Yeah, that's it, you're done.
What WAS just a plain black purse now had the jazzy exterior of a far more rocker-chic piece. Where's my easy button, because THAT is a DIY I can get behind.
Step Four: Stick other things to things.
The possibilities for temporary embellishment are endless with these products! Here are a few ideas:
- Tack colorful patches to a denim jacket
- Customize t-shirts with cloth or embroidered letters
- Rhinestone the heck out of your makeup bag
- Add studs to the collar of a blazer
- Bling out a bootie with a chunky heel
Scotch™ Essentials isn't just for wardrobe DIYs, though. They've got little multi-purpose stickies, a sweater pill remover, even an eraser to get rid of deodorant marks. The whole collection is a girl-on-the-go's dream! I've used the Hem Bonding Strips for fixing a loose hem, to keep the buttons on my shirt from popping open, and to make a wrap dress a little more modest. Check out the full collection here, and drop by your local Walmart to find it!