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Friday, July 13, 2012









It's a scorching 88 degrees out, you're at home, no texts, no calls, no plans, just sitting in your room... so you ask yourself, "What is there to do on a hott, summer day?" You see an old pair of shorts eyeing you from the corner of your closet, like a laser, crumbled up, creating a sad face and puppy dog eyes begging to be warn again. You think to yourself, "Ah those shorts are so out of style. High-waist with a "Mom jeans" apperance." When suddenly a light bulb appears above your head! Why don't I try to restyle these shorts!

Okay, so maybe all of that didn't happen to you, lol but everyone has a pair of shorts, that are not so great looking, that could use a little sprucing up! I actually bought my shorts I used for this project from a thrift store for $4 or $5, I can't remember. But I know they were cheap. Most of the items I buy from a thrift store, I use in a DIY project to kind of bring it back to life! The true part of the story was that it was a hott summer day and I had nothing to do. This is a fun project to do by yourself or with your friends. My friend's and I had a DIY get together in my apartment during the school year.

There are several different things you can DIY to a pair of jeans or shorts. You can distress them, by ripping, bleach them, stud them, spike them, turn jeans into shorts, etc. I have tried most of these methods and they really do help turn "trash to treasure!"
I hope you take these tips and create some kool DIY clothes for yourself! Leave me a comment and tell me about your DIY experience.

61 comments:

  1. Wow these are so cool! Will have to try this! I found myself DIY-ing a lot at University when i was a bit lonely, i made two perspex clutches with gold curb chain embellishment that took me ages but kept me busy! I'm always cropping t-shirts and i made a pair of high waisted white shorts out of my mum's old Gap capris, i find DIY's so rewarding!

    Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

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    1. Really, I would love to see how they came out! I'm going to post pictures of my other DIY's soon, It's so much fun!

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  2. this is so awesome! i love it. what a neat idea!

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  3. Love this post. The layout of your blog is very nice and alluring! I would love to try this with a pair of my shorts. How long does this process take?

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    1. Thank you! It took about an hour & a half for soaking becuase they were a pair of dark denim shorts, & i wanted them lighter! I hope you post pictures on your blog when you try it!

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  4. I loveeee DIY projects. This is such a cute idea, and it seems fairly simple. Love your blog!
    - Devon

    retrouvaillesblog.blogspot.com

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  5. I saw similar method in TV, it's great!

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  6. wow ..It is a great idea! Very nice! :) Your blog is beautiful ;))

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  7. I invite the Sheinside Giveaway !

    Andy from Czech Republic :)

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    1. Thanks so much, glad you like them!

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  9. i really love what you've done with these, the effect is really cool. i love dip dyed denim shorts aand studding them too :) thanks for your lovely comment, i'm following you too x

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  10. the result really is super cool!! must try this:)) would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin?? :) have a great weekend!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey, thanks. I'm following you on GFC!

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  11. WOW loooove these.

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

    xo,
    http://www.annacbie.com

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    1. Thanks girl, I'm following you now!

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  12. These are so cute!!! I am definitely going to have to give it a try! Have a great weekend xo

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    1. Thanks! I cant wait to see pictures of yours !

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  13. amazing! seriously, I'm going to start doing my own DIY now that I see this! Def following you :) If you'd like to follow each other that would be amazing! I'd love to hear more about your posts xo!

    http://thelittlebrightsides.blogspot.ca/

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  14. great idea! x

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks, and yeah I'll check it out!

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  15. i will try this, cute blog girl!

    http://ashashumbleabode.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I wanna see your results!

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  16. I love how you added the words to your pictures, everything looks fantastic on your blog love! Definitely Following you, would you like to follow back?
    xoxo
    Kelsey
    http://kelseylovescosmetics.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks girl, now following back!

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  17. Great DIY! I've been wanting to try some like this out, gonna give yours a try! Check out my blog and follow along on bloglovin if you'd like!
    Drey - highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, i cnt wait to see yours!

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  18. I said again..your blog is very nice ;) I like this site.. I follow you! and you?

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  19. thanks for your comment! following u! so follow me back! kisses)

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  20. thank you:)) I am now following you too!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  21. wow great tutorials must try this on my old jeans. you got great style.
    i am following u,hope u come visit me too thanks
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/breathtaking-collections-from-vjera.html

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  22. Thank you for your sweet comment lovely, you are too kind. I love the effect you created here - you have inspired me to do the same and spruce up some of my old denim. Great post. kiss

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hello dear,
    maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with blogger and bloglovin?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/wolffashion/369430966451649

    have a nice day!
    gV

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  24. I AM SO GOING TO TRY THIS OUT >3. I am following. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW. Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you soon.

    best wishes,
    steven

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  25. amazing DIY thanks for sharing!!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    Ps. Don't forget to enter my
    Bandiez Couture Headband Giveaway

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  26. I love doing this. Such a fun look! Following back, dear:)

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  27. Wow! amazing. I absolutely love your blog!!

    FOLLOWED.

    Stay Awesome xxx Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  28. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. You have a great blog! This is a cool DIY project. Thanks for posting. Would love it if we could follow each other? :)

    Sylvia

    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  29. Thank you for the sweet comment. I LOVE this shorts!!!! Following you :)

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com
    SK

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  30. Amazing DIY! Love the idea!
    Your blog is beautiful!
    It will be an honor for me if you can visit my blog:
    www.urban-catwalk.blogspot.com
    Hope to hear from you soon and it will be a pleasure if you can join my readers! :)

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  31. AMAZING DIY!! great idea and that seems fun !!

    nice blog

    Bisous from France

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  32. Woahh this turned out really good. Definitely following you!!

    www.factory-fox.com

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  33. You did an amazing job, I love it! now following hope you follow back!

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  34. This is a great idea! I think I'm going to try it..a nice style for the summer.
    Btw I love how your blog looks! Keep it up chica.

    xo Sally
    http://goldcouture.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow the result is very cute!! I love it

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  36. Wow ! What a creative idea you have posted ! It was really nice style ; I'll try ....


    Cheers,
    online shopping store
    http://www.theonlineshoppingstore.com

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  37. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out.
    http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-3.html Thanks again
    Lenetta

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