Because fashion changes often, keeping abreast of the latest fad is expensive. Yet, the holidays are just around the corner and with it all the holiday parties. However, you can’t attend each one wearing the same dress, but you can’t afford a new splashy dress for each event. Can you stay trendy while sticking to a budget?
Stay Trendy by Creating a Rhinestone Dress
As a matter of fact, you can look great without spending a bucket of money. Refreshing an old dress by adding rhinestones to it gives it a new feel. Or you can also pick up a dress on clearance or at Goodwill and make it stand out by adding rhinestones.
Whichever you decide will look fabulous and no one will know how little you spent.
What if you’ve never glued rhinestones before? Gluing rhinestones is easy. Continue reading to find out just how easy.
How to DIY Rhinestone Dress
I picked up this dress for $15. Adding about 144 rhinestones or 1 gross to the bodice will cost about $7. Prices of the rhinestones depend on the brand, size, color and retailer from whom you purchase. For this project, I used 12ss crystal 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. It is washable, dries clear and is easy to apply.
Before you start gluing, wash and dry your garment before gluing rhinestones. Lay your garment on a flat surface. If the material is sheer, you can place a piece of wax paper between layers.
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.
Feel beautiful in your Rhinestone Dress
Even by adding just a gross of rhinestones makes a huge difference in this dress. And you now have a glamorous, fashionable dress without going over budget. 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 embellishing with rhinestones.
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