We usually give you tips about printing and marketing, but with summer in full force, we figured it’s time for some fun in the sun. And that means, it’s time for bikinis! But before you toss out those old, boring bikinis and go out and buy new ones, check out these DIY ideas for bikini make-overs. Don’t have a sewing machine? Not that crafty? On a budget? No problem! All of these projects are basic-level DIY and can be done with a needle and thread or a hot glue gun, plus a few items you can grab at your local arts and craft store. These upgrades will have you turning heads all summer long.
Sew/glue a piece of fringe to your old bikini top. You can usually buy the fringe material at the craft store, but if you can’t find it, you can cut it up yourself out of an old piece of fabric. View detailed instructions here.
The Chloe-inspired scalloped bikini can be done by sewing a polyester Rik Rack (curly trim, half inch wide) to the trim of a triangle bikini set. Make sure to get matching thread as well. See the step-by-step process here.
Sew the ends of a friendship bracelet into the inside of your bikini bottoms for some extra glitz. Any string of beads can substitute if you don’t want to make your own bracelet. See the walk-through here, plus a tutorial for the bracelet here.
THE STUDDED STUNNER:
For this one, you can use a bikini top or a strapless bra. Use square studs like these and a hot glue gun to make that bra unrecognizable.
Cut the old strings off of your string bikini and add your own. Use several skinny strings or a couple of thick ones. Get creative with the fabric and colors. If you decide to sew them on, just remember to use a thread that’s the same color as your bikini for a seamless look. Source: Pinterest
THE CHEEKY BOTTOM:
Do your bottoms fit just right around your hips, but have too much fabric in the back? Don’t toss them. Just take a needle and thread, add stitches down the middle about 1/4 long, and pull at the end to scrunch the fabric up. This will give you that Vicky-don’t-tell-nobody cheeky look.
Now have at it and let us know how it turns out!