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5 Ways to use glitter for DIY fashion

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

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DIY fashion is all about getting creative with things you have, making something new again or recreating a designer look. We rounded up some of the top glitter DIYs for you to get inspired by and incorporate into your wardrobe. Go forth and glitter!


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There are countless ways of adding glitter to your clothes, from making graphic images to using it in unexpected places. Try adding a fun glitter pocket to your jeans. You can use a subtle blue to match the jeans' wash, or go for a bold color for contrast. You can also make your own patterned tee with iron-on glitter letters. Arrange them how you want and then iron.

See the pocket tutorial here and the iron-on tutorial here >>



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Here are two great examples of how heavy and minimal amounts of glitter are used on bags. For someone who's not afraid to stand out, glitter your whole clutch in an eye-catching color. Extra credit for adding embellishments like crystals and studs. For someone who just wants glitter to be an accent, try adding it to one portion of the bag, like the front flap. Play around with different types and colors; use fine glitter for a more subtle shine or use chunky glitter for more sparkle.

See the crystal clutch tutorial here and the flap detail purse here >>



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When you're rocking a basic look, add some drama with glittery accessories. A plain pair of tights can go from functional to decorative with a few dashes of glitter and spray adhesive. You can craft your own hair accessory with hard felt, a bobby pin and glitter. Make any size or shape you'd like and glitter to your heart's content.

See the tights tutorial here and the bobby pin tutorial here >>



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Photo credit: Sprinkles in Springs

There's nothing more girly and fabulous than a sparkling pair of shoes. You can glitter and jewel a pair of classic pumps for ultimate glam, but there are also ways to incorporate glitter into more casual footwear. Try giving plain sandals a makeover by adding glitter to one strap — or every strap! Classic ankle boots can also get a touch of sparkle with one section glittered.

See the sandal tutorial here and the boots tutorial here >>



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Glitter isn't always the first thing to come to mind when thinking about jewelry — rather, you see rhinestones and crystals as main design elements. Put glitter on the forefront with these two DIY ideas. A novelty necklace like a mini bow tie can get dunked in glitter and come out looking whimsically chic. You can create a one-of-a-kind statement piece with a circle setting pad ring, varnish glue and glitter.

See the necklace tutorial here and the ring tutorial here >>

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