DIY Craft Ideas: Transform and Re-purpose

The Budget Fashionista gets crafty, and wants to inspire you to mend, transform and re-purpose your old blah and broken clothes with these diy craft ideas

Invest in a glue gun: for less than $5, this handy tool helped us make floral hair pins, pasties, brooches, and fix anything from shoes, hems, missing sequins, and mugs.  (This Stanley HotMelt Glue Gun is only $3.99, and this low-temp glue gun with 3 sticks of glue is only $4.99.)

Floral pins, eh?  Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a surprisingly trendy flower pins for your hair. 

Change your shoes: We all have old shoes that’re getting way too boring to keep wearing.  All you need are old clip on earrings, or a hunt through the bargain bin at your craft store.

Get some ideas on what to do with an old table cloth.   

For a slightly more complicated project, consider updating your old winter coat.    Check out the awesome reader suggestions, such as adding a belt, replacing buttons, and sewing or cutting shoulder pads.