How to Glue Rhinestones to Jeans
Are you tired of your same old boring jeans? Want to take your favorite pair and dazzle them up? Now’s your chance! Rhinestone jeans are easy to do, and the possibilities are endless! Create your initials, line the pockets or chose your favorite design. It’s up to you!
For this project I used:
A pair of jeans
12ss Crystal and Sapphire rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
If you are using a brand-new pair of jeans, be sure to wash and dry them before embellishing them. Pick out a design. Even a simple straight-line design can really dress up a pair of jeans.
My favorite glue for fabrics is Gem-Tac because it is water proof, dries clear and it easy to control the flow of glue.
I planned on gluing 4 lines of rhinestones with a “v” in the middle across the back pocket. Using a piece of chalk, I marked the middle of the pocket to make sure I kept the design symmetrical.
Lay the jeans as flat as possible. Squeeze a drop of glue slightly smaller than the rhinestone.
Using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue. The glue should ooze out slightly from the sides to form a seal which keeps the rhinestone from peeling off. The glue will dry clear and you will not be able to see it unless close up.
As you can see by the picture below, once the glue is dry, it is invisible.
Continue gluing until your pattern is complete. Allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Why spend lots money when you can easily create your own custom pair of jeans for a fraction of the price? With your new pair, you’re sure to turn heads.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.