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.

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  1. says

    Ah we’re all on a budget these days aren’t we! I’ve spent the last few weeks rummaging through last years’ wardrobe trying to work out what could possibly make it through another year and have decided to make a few small purchases of cheap designer clothes and to use accessories to update.
    It’s amazing what you can do on a budget! :-)

    Miss Fashionista

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