So I did a few DIY projects and though I'd share them.1. Denim Dyeing
I had a pair of pre-washed jeans from Bench that fit great, but had an ugly factory distressed look. So I decided to pick up some RIT dye and just dye it black.
I was so happy with the results I did it to a denim jacket that had an ugly shade.2. Converse Restoration
I had two pairs of white Converse hi-tops that got really dirty after months of wear. I started fixing them up by gluing together the parts that were falling apart, then I primed them with some base fabric paint, then spray painted them with Krylon flat spray paint. Finished them off with Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Enamel.
For the black pair, I neglected to prim the right shoe, that is why it has a more canvas texture. I shall be redoing it.3. Volcano Stan Smith Shoes
These were a pair of Stan Smith shoes that I never wore and were pretty tired of. I first used Krylon plastic paint for the base red, then lightly topped it off with simple black spray paint. Finished it off with the clear enamel.
I got the cracking effect on the sides by cooling down the shoe before applying the black paint, then using a blow dryer to heat it up while the black layer was drying.4. Beaded Cuff
I wanted some bracelets, as stated in a previous thread I made, so I decided to make one myself. Made out of black and white glass beads, in a tribal arrowhead design. The first picture is intentionally blurred to show the pattern off more clearly5. Penny Necklace
So I was at a senior citizen's home, and this one guy was telling me how he used to squash pennies at the railroad tracks back in the good 'ol days. I decided to go ahead and try it and used the well-flattened ones to make a necklace. I just used pliers to curl them around and threaded them through this rope thing.6. Denim Key Leash
I was getting tired of my key lanyard, so I decided to make one of my own. I had some denim scraps lying around, so I sewed that into a straight leash, then curled it and set the twists with starch.7. Filipino Backpack / Clothing / Shoes
This was from a few months ago, but I never talked about it. I think I shared this before, but never talked about it. I wanted some Filipino inspired things to wear and what not. So I took a Jansport backpack, stripped off the front pockets, then painted on the Philippine sun with fabric paint. More or less the same procedure with the shirt and the shoes; I cut a stencil out of a plastic sheet and sprayed adhesive to the back then attached it, then painted off that. For the shoes, they were a pair of checkered Vans that I first painted with white fabric paint, then used a fine point Sharpie to fill in the details, then coated it with clear enamel.