Project DIY – Denim

31 Jul 2012 Permalink

Summer and denim go together like no other.  Whether it’s a pair of cut-offs or a cute little denim vest, anything jean related is totally welcome when the temps get hot.  This Project DIY is all about denim.  Take a peek at these awesome do-it-yourself projects and be prepared to be inspired!

Megan from T f Diaries created these adorable scalloped shorts.

Merrick from Merrick’s Art used a basic pair of jeans and turned them into skinnies.  (She seriously works magic with her sewing machine!)

Beck over at Oomph used an old pair of jeans and an old belt to create some pretty hot shorts!

Anna from at In Honor of Design used a denim jacket and turned it into a vest…with cargo pockets!

I took an old denim jacket and did a little something-something to make the sleeves look like leather.

And here’s a favorite of mine from the archives!

 Did you have a favorite project?  I loved how each of these ladies (btw…they’re all mamas!!) used something old from their closets and refashioned it into something so trendy.  Make sure you stop by their blogs for the how-tos…and to see more of their amazing styles!

Interested in being a part of next months Project DIY?  Send me an email or check back on August 15 for the next “assignment.”

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22 Comments
  • sprinklesprings
    July 31, 2012

    Love the scalloped shorts, and your faux-leather sleeves! So sorry I missed this one, I’ll try for next month’s project.
    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      No biggie! Glad you’re interested in the next round! I love your DIYs!

  • BeingZhenya
    July 31, 2012

    Love Denim DIYs, so far I’ve only made an owl toy for a little girl I used to babysit, but I have an awesome denim dress project coming up :)

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      Good luck with your project! Denim is a fun material to work with!

  • netsoke
    July 31, 2012

    I have at least a dozen old jeans that I am meaning to bring back to life. These are some GREAT ideas!! Now if I could just find the time…

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      We can do it on a Sunday if you want!

      • netsoke
        August 2, 2012

        !!!!! Gives me a great excuse to sort through them, lol!

  • Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark
    July 31, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by my blog April! :) These DIY are amazing! I need some inspiration to start some.. not sure if I will be as qualified as these but I can start small.
    xoxo,
    Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

  • kate @ undeniable style
    July 31, 2012

    Great round up! I love it!

  • oomph.
    July 31, 2012

    thank you :)

    there are some great ideas here…i’m definitely inspired and looking forward to my next denim project!

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      Thank you!!! I hope you let me bother you for more diys!

  • Bonnie (@GlamKitten88)
    July 31, 2012

    I am just starting to get into DIYs. I did my first one yesterday. Eek!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • seekingstyle935
    July 31, 2012

    I love the denim jacket!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Sarah
    July 31, 2012

    Well now I want to go and turn my clothes into something new and cooler! Great examples here!

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      I’m glad you got a little inspired, Sarah!

  • Marie McGrath
    August 1, 2012

    Wao, I’m loving all of these fun projects!! My favorite has to be the jean jacket with the darker sleeves!

    http://www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Bonnie @minimestyle
    August 1, 2012

    Hi April! Thanks for swinging by my blog and commenting. I’m happy I found yours in return, and your blog name made me laugh out loud. :) This is such a great collection of denim DIY projects! I just bought a sewing machine and am (very slowly) teaching myself how to use it – I’m going to start with some simple panel curtains, but hope to move onto clothing at some point. I’ll definitely be using your blog as a reference!

    • aprilgia
      August 1, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by! My husband takes all the credit for the blog name! Good luck with that sewing machine…curtains seem like a great way to get started!

  • Tara
    August 1, 2012

    People are so super creative, I so am not lol

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