The Non-CommitTal Girl's Guide to Blinging Your Closet

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I really admire those DIY people who can make something amazing out of random stuff around their house.

I am not that type of girl.

I love a good DIY, of course; I've been making my own graphic tees since middle school using sponge letters and cheap craft paints. But I think we can all agree that after the materials, patience and effort, sometimes you just end up ruining stuff.

So the idea of today's blog post? We're gonna use Scotch Essentials to jazz some stuff up without completely ruining it. I'm a big stud fan, and thanks to Valentino these shiny little rockstars aren't going anywhere. So I grabbed Scotch™ Essentials Hem Bonding Strips - they were the exact size I needed for this bag -  and set out to stud this boring clutch.

What You'll Need:

  • Clutch or Bag to be studded
  • Studs (I got mine at a craft store)
  • Scotch™ Essentials Hem Bonding Strips or Wardrobe Tape

Step One: Decide on a pattern.

I didn't want to completely knock off the original, so I decided I wanted to make one large studded stripe down the middle. I determined how wide I wanted the whole strip to be and laid out my tape on the clutch.

Step Two: Stud it!

I didn't want the tape to show through, so I made sure the studs were nice and cozy on the tape as I tacked them on.

Step Three: Yeah, that's it, you're done.

What WAS just a plain black purse now had the jazzy exterior of a far more rocker-chic piece. Where's my easy button, because THAT is a DIY I can get behind.


Step Four: Stick other things to things.

The possibilities for temporary embellishment are endless with these products! Here are a few ideas:

  • Tack colorful patches to a denim jacket
  • Customize t-shirts with cloth or embroidered letters
  • Rhinestone the heck out of your makeup bag
  • Add studs to the collar of a blazer
  • Bling out a bootie with a chunky heel

Scotch™ Essentials isn't just for wardrobe DIYs, though. They've got little multi-purpose stickies, a sweater pill remover, even an eraser to get rid of deodorant marks. The whole collection is a girl-on-the-go's dream! I've used the Hem Bonding Strips for fixing a loose hem, to keep the buttons on my shirt from popping open, and to make a wrap dress a little more modest. Check out the full collection here, and drop by your local Walmart to find it!