Mar 30, 2012

✿ Chelsea’s DIY Corner: Denim Vests ✿

(This is a post I did for The Fabulous Stains, but I figured I'd post it here too so it wouldn't get lost.)

As you may know, I am a big fan of customizing denim vests. It's an easy, fun, creative hobby that I've picked up and the best part is that it's cheap to do! I use mostly thrifted/recycled materials.

So here are a few tips for any of you who want to decorate your own vests.

First off, some things you will need.
1. Denim vest. (You can also get a denim jacket and cut off the sleeves, duh.)
2. F
abric dye (you can find it at any craft store)
3. Studs (I get mine from old studded belts, more on that on that later)
4. Needle/thread/pins
5. Fabric, patches, etc. (See that faux zebra fur? That used to be a pillowcase.)

Tip: I get most of my decals from cutting up old t-shirts (kids shirts are great for this)

Pin your back patch in the position you want it and sew! I sew everything by hand but this would be way easier if I owned a sewing machine.

Tip: If you're really feeling extra creative, 3 words: Puffy Fabric Paint.

Instead of buying individual studs I find it's cheaper to buy studded belts at thrift stores. Make you sure get one with an open back so you can easily pry out the studs. I use a metal nail file, which is also good for pressing down the backs when you're studding your vest.

I'm not a perfectionist about this but if you want them super straight you can align them with a ruler.

Tip: Ever heard of a Bedazzler? They're cheap and awesome and totally worth investing in. (That's what I used for the smaller round studs!)

And voila! My beautiful JonBenet Ramsey vest is complete.

Here is a collection of other vests I've DIY'd!

If you have any questions or comments you can leave them on my Formspring.


✿ Adventures in Instagram ✿

Mar 26, 2012

♡ Hunx & His PunxXx ♡

March 23rd @ The Waldorf
Victoria, Vicky, Jody and I went to see Hunx & His Punx w/ Heavy Cream & White Lung. And APPARENTLY Hunx had Justin Chapman aka Nobunny on guitar, but who would really know him without his bunny mask right?
It was an awesome show, and a very lucky night. First Victoria wins us tickets, then while we're outside drinking we find an unopened 2 liter of Vex, and then on the way home we find a free t-shirt at the bus stop. On top of that tons of free buttons and junk. Oh and we met them all, including Shannon who was the coolest chick ever!!!! It was a great night!


Mar 14, 2012

♡ Pizza Appreciation Post ♡

Here is a collection of pictures I have taken of pizza/eating pizza/friends with pizza etc.