Fashion changes often, making keeping abreast of the latest fad expensive. Yet, the holidays are just around the corner, and with it all the holiday parties. Wearing the same outfit as last year is a fashion no-no, yet you can’t afford another fancy dress. Changing your outfit up by adding bling is an easy solution. Moreover, with many different manufacturers, it’s easy to find rhinestones for clothing.
Stay Trendy by Creating a Rhinestone Dress
However, you can look great without spending a bucket of money. You can refresh an old dress by adding rhinestones for a new vibe. Additionally, you can pick up a simple dress on clearance or at Goodwill. With some sparkling rhinestones, your dress will become elegant.
How to DIY Rhinestone Dress
I picked up a simple dress for $15. Your cost for bling will change based on your choice of manufacturer and your quantity. Additionally, rhinestone pricing varies considerably depending on the size and color. While many consumers prefer brand names crystal, you can find some less expensive high-quality rhinestones on the market.
The next step is to choose your adhesive. When choosing your brand, check the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure the glue dries clear, is washable. Moreover, confirm the glue is suitable for your type of rhinestone. For example, some adhesive manufacturers advise against using their glue for acrylics.
For this project, I used 12ss crystal PriceLess Rhinestones. Since the dress already had a pattern, I offset the rhinestones in between the pattern of the dress. Gem-Tac is the brand of glue I prefer for clothing for its ease of application.
Before you start applying rhinestones, wash and dry your garment. When you’re ready to glue, lay your garment on a flat surface. If the material is sheer, place a piece of wax paper between the layers to avoid gluing the fabric together.
Begin by placing a drop of glue slightly smaller than the rhinestone on the garment. Pick up a rhinestone using a wax-tipped tool or tweezers. Gently press the rhinestone into the glue drop. Some of the glue should seep out from the edges. This makes a seal and helps prevent the rhinestone from peeling off.
Continue gluing rhinestones in this manner. When done, allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Use Rhinestones for Clothing Other Garments, Too!
Even adding just a small amount of rhinestones makes a huge difference in this dress. And you now have a glamorous, fashionable dress without going over budget. Moreover, you can use rhinestones for clothing other than dresses! You can add rhinestones to shirts, jeans, shoes, and even accessories like belts and handbags.
Plus, you can experiment with different sizes and colors to create a different look each time. Stay trendy and fashionable and save yourself a pile of money by adding bling!
FAQs About Rhinestones
If you’re just starting with rhinestones, you may be confused by all the different types on the market. To help you make the best choice, we’ve answered some of our most commonly asked questions.
Should I Buy The Most Expensive Brand?
It depends on the type of project you’re rhinestoning. For example, you may want to use a name brand for your wedding dress. However, you may want to use a less expensive brand for your handbag.
How Many Rhinestones Will I Need?
Typically, your quantity depends on the look you want to achieve and the size of your rhinestones. Will you be creating large spaces between the rhinestones or placing them close together? Generally, too, smaller rhinestones sizes cover less area requiring more.
If you need help determining the amount you need, drop us a note here, and we’ll be glad to help you.
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.
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