How to Embellish Denim Shorts With Gem and Flower Trim

by Kirsten Nunez ; Updated September 28, 2017

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, recipes, and health. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, she published a craft book, "Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion." She lives in New York.