Thursday, July 25, 2013

Adding a little Bling always helps.

Over the past couple of years I have fell in love with adding some 
tiny rhinestones onto even the simpliest of t-shirts.

No matter how cheap the shirt - a little bling here and there 
really brightens it up and makes it much more personalized.  

Here are a few pics of a couple of shirts I added stones to for Haylee.
She is always so excited to see them when they are done. 

It's so hard to get a good close up but here goes.

I used a plain, simple t-shirt

Before stones:

After adding stones:

In person, it makes such a huge adorable difference to spend just a few
minutes on adding these stones to just about anything.

These are the little iron on rhinestones I purchased at 
Walmart craft section.

Directions that I used for this are:

* Piece of a box cut to size to fit inside of tshirt
* Rhinestones
* Lightweight scrap of fabric
* Tweezers
* Iron

I have a piece of a box that I have cut for placement inside 
of the shirt between the front and back of the shirt.

Since the stones are so small, I use tweezers to place in just
a few key places, trying here and there until I think they
are just right.  Not to few - not too many.  

Then cover with a lightweight piece of scrap material and press 
with a hot iron (I turn off the steam feature)

Slowly remove cover cloth and let cool.

After the item has a bit of time to cool off, I turn the item inside out 
and pull over the end of the ironing board and press the back side of the stones.  
Just a bit extra to make sure they have adheared enough.
I usually wait a couple of days before laundering the item.
So far I have had very few ever come off and some have been 
worn, washed and dried many times.

Here is another simple shirt I got at Walmart that I 
added a bit of bling to.  
I love this color of green.

** Caution:  it's addicting!  lol!

Have fun adding more bling to your world too.  
Don't know if you could ever truly have "too much" bling.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Cute!! A razorback shirt would look cute all girlied up! Gave me ideas for my niece. Thanks!