DIY Studded Shorts Tutorial

Wow, can you believe that 2014 is just around the corner? It’s been an amazing year at iLoveSexy and we are happy to say how blessed we have been to gain and interact with so many new followers. While we are excited to start the new year, we are definitely looking forward to partying like rock stars on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is the time to get dolled up, put on your dancing shoes and paint the town with your closest friends. Choosing the perfect outfit can seem like a daunting task when there are so many different styles to pick from. We, at iLoveSexy, wanted to start off 2014 with a bang, which is why we came up with this trendy DIY studded shorts tutorial to help get the party started. These DIY studded shorts are fun, edgy and look great when paired with an eye-catching sequinned top. The best part about creating these shorts is that you can design them in many different ways to suit the style you are going for. Whether you want to go edgy and eclectic for a party or casual for going out and about, the possibilities are endless. So let’s ring in the new year and get started on our tutorial!
 

DIY Studded Shorts -  What you will need

 

What you will need: 

A pair of shorts
Studs
Pliers

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 1

1. Determine where you would like to place your stud. Make sure that it is aligned straight and not lopsided before pressing the stud into the shorts.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 2

2. Press the stud through the fabric until both tines are poked through.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 3

3. Use the pliers to bend the tines and secure them into place. They should be firmly imbedded into the material and should not be able to be moved or wiggled in place.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Finished 1

Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you have finished studding your shorts. Please note that you do not have to follow our design stud by stud and we definitely encourage you to search for other ideas for inspiration. While we have to admit that our design is quite popular, there are so many different ways to create a pair of DIY studded shorts. You can spread out the studs all across the shorts and not limit them to just the pockets. You can even stud the front pocket of the shorts for a rocker, vintage vibe. And don’t forget, you can also get studs in different sizes and shapes, such as stars.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Finished2

New Year’s Eve is the time to say goodbye to the current year and welcome in a new one. The best way to celebrate, in our opinion, is to celebrate in style. Studded clothes always make a great fashion statement and would be amazing at any festive New Year’s Eve events. Rock a pair of these gorgeous studded shorts and you’ll definitely look like the life of the party. So what did you think of this week’s tutorial? Is this something you are interested in creating for an upcoming party? What do you plan to wear for this New Year’s Eve? Will you be attending any fun and special events? And most importantly, what are your resolutions for the new year? We hope you have had an amazing 2013 and will see you again next week for another new DIY tutorial! Happy New Year!

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DIY Patterned Tights

Can you believe Christmas is in few days? We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit since the beginning of December and we definitely can’t wait to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Everyone is as busy as ever preparing for celebrations, parties and gatherings and it can be difficult to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one piece. Are you in need of any last minute Christmas gifts for your friends? If you’re short on time and want to save some money, we have just the thing for you in this week’s DIY! Patterned tights have been all the rage during this year’s fall and winter fashion trends, from celebrities to fashion bloggers sporting them. However, as popular as they are, they can be difficult to find even in the most popular retail stores. That’s why this week, at iLoveSexy, we came up with a quick and easy DIY patterned tights tutorial that you do at home. These would make a lovely Christmas gift to your fashionista friends, or you can even gift them to yourself as a special holiday treat. All you need is a pair of sheer pantyhose, which you can find in our Hosiery Collection. If you don’t want to do pantyhose, you can also do this DIY tutorial on thigh highs or knee highs. This tutorial is designed to go by quickly for those of you who are trying to make it just in time for Christmas, so let’s dive right in!

DIY Patterned Tights - What you will need

 

What you will need:

A pair of sheer tights or pantyhose
Fabric paint
Small paintbrush
Post-it notes or small pieces of paper
Scissors

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 1

1. Cut out your desired shape onto the post-it notes, creating stencils that you can paint on top of.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 2

2. Place the stencil on top of the area you wish to paint your pattern. We chose to paint above the knee, but you can place your pattern in any area, such as along the ankle, up the calf or behind the thighs.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 3

3. Take a paintbrush and use fabric paint to fill in the space inside the stencil. You can go back and fill in any uneven sides if needed.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished1

And now you’re finished! Don’t the stars simply look festive for the holidays? You can get as creative as you’d like with these DIY patterned tights. Stars, hearts, birds or anything that makes a lovely silhouette will look amazing on these tights. Patterned tights are popular because they are eye-catching and really show off a great pair of legs. Pair these DIY patterned tights with a lovely A-line skirt or high-waist shorts and everyone will be seeing stars as you walk by!

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished2

Whether you choose to celebrate with your family, friends or loved ones, there’s no denying that this Christmas is going to be a good one. To us, Christmas is not so much about receiving the hottest gifts off the market, but more about making the season special for those you care about. And what better way to show  your love than to make your own gifts? We come up with weekly DIYs to help make crafting an easy and fun experience for you, but we also do them in hopes that you can create something special that you or a loved one can cherish. Will you be making these DIY patterned tights for someone? We would love to hear what they thought of your gift. So leave us some love in the comment box below with your questions, comments and suggestions for the new year! We will be back next week with a new tutorial, so check us out soon. Happy holidays!

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DIY Glitter Heels Tutorial

Shopping for the perfect holiday party outfit can seem daunting, especially with all the crowds and long lines you’ll encounter at any fashionable retailer nowadays. When it comes to picking out a dress, you will also want the right shoes and accessories to go along with it. Personally, we, at iLoveSexy, have been head over heels (no pun intended) over the sparkling glitter heels you can find at popular footwear retailers. They come in many different colors of silver, gold, pink and red and are absolutely captivating to behold. However, glitter heels can get quite expensive and will set you back a good chunk of your wallet, which you can be spending on other items anyways. That’s why this week, we came up with a simple and fun DIY glitter heels tutorial that you can do right at home with any pair of old heels you may want to renovate. We used our Pin Up Couture Black Bliss Pumps, which worked out wonderfully to create our version. And if you are interested in using a different pair, we have many other choices in our Pumps Collection. Whatever you decide to choose, you will be happy to know you are saving by creating your own DIY glitter pumps. Wear these to your next holiday party and wow everyone by leaving a trail of sparkle wherever you go. So let’s get started!

 

DIY Glitter Heels - What you will need

 

What you will need:

A pair of high heels
Extra fine glitter
Mod Podge (Satin or Gloss Finish should do)
Sponge brushes
Sandpaper
Scissors
Bowl or plate for mixing

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 1

1. Cut a piece of sandpaper that is small enough to fit comfortably on your hand.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 2

2. Use the sandpaper to buff around the heels in circular motions. Sandpapering your heels will allow your glitter mixture to adhere to  the heels.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 3

3. This is how your heels should look after you have buffed them. Do not worry about all the white marks, as you will be covering them up afterwards.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 4

4. Dispense a generous amount of glitter and Mod Podge. The more glitter you mix in, the less coats you will have to paint over.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 5

5. Use the sponge brush to thoroughly mix the glitter into the Mod Podge. Do not worry about the mixture turning a milky pale color, as the Mod Podge will dry clear and the red glitter will show through.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 6

6. Paint a generous coat of the glitter mixture onto your heels, making sure to get every corner. Try to make your coats as even as possible.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Step 7

7.  This is how your heels will look when it is in the process of drying. After it is dry to the touch, continue to paint on your next layer. Repeat the process until you have your desired opacity and the glitter has covered the shoe completely. We gave our glitter heels a total of 4 coats.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Finished

And there you have it! Not only are these DIY glitter heels perfect for the holidays, they can also be worn anywhere you can party! Pair them with a black or white dress for a bright pop of color or even with your next Halloween costume. The red glitter reminds us of Dorothy’s Heels in The Wizard of Oz, which would look great with her costume. Or for those of you who are feeling like a princess next Halloween, these heels also go nicely with a Snow White costume. The possibilities are simply endless, which is why this tutorial is definitely something you will want to look into for the holidays.

 

DIY Glitter Pumps - Finished2

To design your own pair of DIY glitter pumps, you don’t only have to follow along our design. We’ve seen some gorgeous designs where others decorated the platform of the heel with glitter as an accent and left the rest bare. Others added glitter to only the stilettos of the heels for an edgy effect.

 

DIY Glitter Heels - Finished3

 

Whatever you decide to do with your gorgeous DIY glitter heels, you can trust that they are a foolproof way to sparkle and shine at any event. Glitter heels are fun, festive and even durable enough to withstand walking around. And if you ever experience any wear and tear with the glitter in the heels, well, you’ll know exactly how to repair them. We hope you enjoyed this week’s DIY! As you know, Christmas is just around the corner and we hope you have enjoyed the holiday-themed DIYs we’ve done over the past few weeks. We always try to come up with the easiest and most affordable DIYs to make your crafting experience the best that it can be. So check back again next week and see what new gifts we’ll bring to you! And by the way, all we want for Christmas from you this year are your comments, questions and suggestions. So leave us some love in the comment box below and we’ll see you again next week!

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DIY Christmas Bra Tutorial

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner and holiday cheer is everywhere you go. With so many tasks to prepare for the holiday, finding the perfect gift can be intimidating. We, at iLoveSexy, always encourage our readers to be as creative as they can be and when it comes to gifts, what’s more creative than something handcrafted? If you’re feeling both naughty and nice this year, this DIY Christmas bra that we have designed this week will make the perfect gift for that special someone. Imagine their surprise when they unwrap their gift to find a gorgeous bedazzled bra that they can show off at parties or wear for a sizzling night in. The sparkling, multicolored rhinestones and delightful shimmery feather trim are eye-catching and reminiscent of the holiday-themed bras found in popular lingerie retailers. You can create this with any bra you have at home or you can use our Baci Maximum Cleavage Underwire Bra, which is what we used to create this. And if you’re looking for more colors and styles, please take a look at our Bra Collection for other sexy designs. The holiday season is all about having fun and spreading joy to loved ones. So let’s have a little holiday fun and get started on our DIY Christmas bra!
 

DIY Christmas Bra - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Bra
Feather boa
Ribbon
Rhinestones
Small bows
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Christmas Bra - Step 1

1. To make gluing your  rhinestones to the bra easier, try to get an idea of what sort of design you’d like to create and lay out your rhinestones for easy picking.

 

DIY Christmas Bra - Step 2

2. Use hot glue to attach the rhinestones to the bra with whatever design you have come up with. We went with a randomized, clustered design for our rhinestones using different shades of red, green and silver.

 

DIY Christmas Bra - Step 3

3. After you have finished gluing on your rhinestones, attach a small bow in the center of the bra. This step is optional but we feel that the small red bow really gives it a festive look as the centerpiece of the bra.

 

DIY Christmas Bra - Step 4

4. Measure a piece of ribbon vertically against the bra and cut it according to the measurements. Hot glue the ribbon to the bra.
 

DIY Christmas Bra - Step 5

5. This is how our bra looks like so far. You can leave this as it is, add more ribbon or hot glue the feather boa trim against the top of the bra like we did.

 

DIY Christmas Bra

And now we’re finished! Doesn’t it look perfect for Christmas? We’ve seen many amazing Christmas-themed bras, but we must say, that the DIY Christmas Bra looks lovely enough for a Winter Wonderland. You can stick to a Christmas theme with red and green rhinestones or you can even add other colors to really make it pop. Insomniac’s White Wonderland event is coming up during New Year’s Eve and designing your own rave bra with white and silver accents would look amazing. Customizing your own bra has really taken off because of all the concerts and music festivals. And we hope this tutorial was useful in giving you some ideas on how you can design your own DIY Christmas bra.

 

DIY Christmas Bra

The holiday season is all about glitzy, sparkling decorations and this DIY Christmas bra reminds us of all the amazing ornaments we see on Christmas trees, presents and stockings. You can give this piece of lingerie as a gift to a friend or even to yourself as a treat. It never hurts to treat yourself every once in a while, right? So what would you like to receive for Christmas this year? Will you be trying out our tutorial at home? Or will you be designing your own bra? We always appreciate your feedback, so please spread the holiday cheer by leaving us any comments, questions or suggestions in the comment box below. And check back again next week to see what DIY treasures we’ll bring to you for the holidays!

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