Your daughter needs a formal dress and you want her to feel fabulous in it but finances are tight. What to do? Although your daughter might cringe at the idea of wearing a dress from Goodwill, once you add sparkle to it, she will love it. Total cost including the dress, glue and rhinestones was under $35.00.
For this project I used:
1 blue dress
12ss Sapphire Price Less Rhinestones (about 3 1/2 gross)
12ss Crystal Price Less Rhinestones ( 50 rhinestones)
30ss Crystal Price Less Rhinestones (22 rhinestones)
Wax tipped tool
Please note: the pictures were taken under different lighting conditions, so the color appears different but it is the same dress.
I began by gluing the 30ss Crystal rhinestones randomly on the sash. Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestones on the dress. Using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop.
Once I decided on the placement of the 30ss Crystal Rhinestones, I added the 12ss sapphire rhinestones accentuating with the 12ss crystal rhinestones. When you are done gluing, allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Beautiful and unique! Now your daughter is happy and so is your wallet!
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.