Ze first thing you want to do is to buy just a plain white tee, I got mine at Micheal’s for like four dollars, and have also used a shirt from Foreves for a similar project.
Look how heinous it starts out haha. Then, cut off the neck, sleeves, and bottom hem of the shirt. For the neck and bottom, just follow the hem. For the shoulders, I did mine at an slanted angle so the top would be wider than the bottom.
I crossed the shirt over so the sleeves lined up, but it’s kind of an ass to cut.
You’ll need black fabric paint, a paint brush, and something to put the fabric paint in.
Ok so I used a dowel (any excuse to go into my dad’s garage, it smells so fucking good in there) but if you don’t have one lurking around, you can use a ruler, or something along those lines, just something that is the width you want for the cross. What’s nice about the wood is that I was able to kind of wrap the fabric around the wood so it was really easy to paint.
So start painting! Be careful, I was kind of an idiot about it and got paint all over the shirt…It looks ok though so whateva. Make sure to measure how long you want you want both sets of lines! I just used the length of my paintbrush.
Here’s the finished product!
I might do something else with the back but I haven’t decided yet…Make sure to wait until the paint is fully dry before you wear out your new masterpiece! Oh and wash your hands every time you get paint on them if you don’t want the weird little speckles that are on mine! Thanks for reading babes xxoo
Hookay so go to Michael’s or some other craft store and get some chain. I got like like 90 inches for four dollars.
Ok I used two pairs of pliers, but you def don’t need to if you don’t have butter fingers. Measure around your head, and then you want to peel the chain link apart with your pliers
So I held the link with one pair of pliers, while I used the other pair to pull them apart. So once you’ve gotten the size of your head, get that length of chain and then re-link the chain to create a circle. If you screw up the size of your head (I had a length of chain that was too short the first time) that’s fine, because you can always reconnect the chain. Here’s a picture of a pulled apart link
So then try on your complete circle around your head to make sure it fits and is comfortable-remember you can always adjust length. Then use the rest of your chain to reattach it to your circle. Center part your hair with the attached long length at the back of your head. Bring it forward so it rests atop your center part, and then choose the link that you want to break away from the long length of chain and attach to your circle.
You can tell which circle goes around your head because it is shorter. This is just one chain, but of course you can add more for a bit of a waterfall affect, and you can add stuff and use more interesting chain. I got awesome silver chain link but I didn’t buy enough…Anyway here’s finished product!
Again, let me know if this tutorial was helpful, and if you have any tips for me to add, let me know. Also if it sucked and made no sense haha. If you’re having trouble, I would prefer if you could ask NON anon so I can answer them directly! Thanks for reading!! xxoo
Ok so unfortunately I don’t have a before picture of these shorts, but I made them, and that tutorial is here. I used a dark wash pair because I wanted a more dramatic effect, but chose whichever shade you please.
What you’ll need:
Mix two parts water, and one part bleach. I used six cups of water, and three cups of bleach. Be really careful with the bleach, use gloves, and wear shitty clothes, because this shit has a way of getting everywhere and ruining your clothes. Do this outside, or in the bathtub. And wash everything after you’ve used it!
Put the shorts on a hanger, and you can either hang them from something so they dip in to the solution, or just fold them over the side of the bucket so they are immersed at the desired depth.
Leave them in for at least thirty minutes, checking on them from time to time. Because mine were super dark, I had them in for a few hours. When they’re at the color you want, take them out of the solution and soak them in two parts water, one part vinegar for about 10 minutes to stop the bleaching process.
I studded mine too :)
Make sure that the first time you wash these babies you wash them ALONE! You don’t want the bleach to creep in on your other awesome clothes. Let me know if you have any questions, and whether or not this was helpful/sucked haha
Go thrifting for the cheapest pants, I bought four pairs for 16 bucks
Here are the pants before I cut them
Fold the legs over to get both legs the same length. Be careful cutting because you don’t want them too short. I cut mine 3 times before I got it to a length I liked. Make sure to try them on after every cut!
You can further customize your shorts by adding studs or using a cheese grater to destroy them
Happy thrifiting! xxoo