Living on an income that is less than it was before children is a challenge in itself, but trying to stay stylish and keep up the yummy mummy appearance sometimes seems out of reach. With a little know how and revamping some of your old clothes that you don’t wear anymore, can give you a look that is so today and will have your friends asking where you got it from.
Go Go Glitter Shoes
Look around the shoe stores this season and you will find glittery heels and boots in every style and colour. If you have a pair of shoes in your wardrobe that are looking a little tired and need new life injected into them, then this DIY project is perfect for you. First start by cleaning them up and covering any areas with masking tape that you would like to retain their original colour. With your glitter glue in hand, start painting it on the shoes. You will have to do at least two coats and leave 24 hours between them. Make sure there are no lumps in the glitter. Once you are happy with the coverage and they are dry, cover them in Modge Podge and the glitter will be sure to stay in place. All you have to do now is click your heals and you’ll be off to Oz!
Revamp your old jewellery
We all have a hand full of costume jewellery that we don’t wear anymore because the style has dated but it doesn’t mean the components can’t be revamped. Take this jewellery, disassemble it all and you will find that you have ample supply to work with. What was once a necklace may now be a bracelet and a pair of earrings designed and made by you.
T shirt tactics
There are so many options when it comes to redesigning an old t-shirt and turning it into a funky new piece of clothing, from a skirt to a bolero. If you can stretch your budget even further, you could make your own t-shirt online using one of the many templates available or upload your own design for a more specific look. Can you believe an old t-shirt can also be turned into a cool cushion cover?
Easy hair accessories
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be crafty, these are some very easy DIY projects that you could just about do with your eyes closed. Take an artificial flower (I’m sure you can find one somewhere) and glue it to a hair tie or a hair clip for an instant accessory. If you have an old headband that needs some TLC, take your trusty glue gun and cover the headband with ribbon of your choice for a fast transformation. You’ll find it hard to pay for these things ever again. Now that you have been inspired by these quick and easy DIY projects, you will find it now becomes an addiction and an awesome way to stay stylish and save a few bucks.
Mary is all about revamping clothes and making them look like new. After all the latest trends are just recycled reinvented looks! Instead of spending unnecessary money just make your own t-shirt!
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