How to Embellish Denim Shorts With Gem and Flower Trim

by Kirsten Nunez

Embellishments are perfect for spicing up an old pair of denim shorts.

How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr

While a plain pair of denim shorts is versatile and easy to wear, try embellishing it with gems and flower-shaped lace trim. This no-sew project can be personalized to fit your taste, style and wardrobe and takes under an hour to make!

Things You'll Need

  • Denim shorts
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Flower lace trim (at least 2 yards)
  • Flat back gems
Step 1

Cut the flower lace trim into several rows. Each row should be long enough to fit the width of one leg of the denim shorts.

Step 2

Repeat for the other leg.

Step 3

Working one flower at a time, apply fabric glue to the back of the trim.

Step 4

Use your fingers to gently press the trim down to secure it.

Step 5

Add more fabric glue to any petals that don't lie flat. Let the glue dry completely.

Step 6

Glue gems to the center of selected flowers.

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About the Author

Kirsten Nunez is a lifestyle writer and author focusing on crafts, creativity and health. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, she published a craft book, "Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion." She lives in San Francisco.