Sequins

No Sweat: Embellished Sweatshirt DIY

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIYEmbellished sweatshirts are one of the hottest trends this Fall.  In the past, I have been a big supporter of fancy sweats  (here, here and to complete the look… here) and obviously I’m happy that this trend is sticking around. There are about a zillion ways to glam up a boring old sweatshirt so let this serve as your warning… there will more than likely be more embellished sweatshirt DIY projects to come! In the meantime, sequins and sweats…

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  MATERIALSMATERIALS: Sweatshirt (available here from Old Navy), Sequin Fabric, Fabric Glue and Scissors

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  PATTERNTIP: If you’re a DIY perfectionist, it might be helpful to use a piece of paper to create a patter of the area you wish to cover

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  GLUEApply fabric glue to the area of your sweatshirt you wish to cover with fabric

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  PLACEFirmly place your fabric over your glue making sure your fabric lays flat

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  CUTUse your glue to create a seam along the edges, allow time to dry then uses your scissors to trim away excess fabric

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY  FULLDIY sweatshirt | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Shoemint Pumps (similar here) | DIY Crystal Earrings

Glitter N Glue DIY embellished clutch Accessorized with embellished clutch (DIY tutorial here)

GNG Sequin Embellished sweatshirt DIY Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close up!


VIDEO: DIY Sequin ‘N Stripes Tank Top + My Mom

Glitter 'N Glue Sequin and Stripes Tank Top DIY Mother's Day My Mom and I have a very special relationship. She’s my best friend! We chat a few times a day and now that she’s learned how to send text messages on her flip phone (she’s #TeamFlipPhone for life) she’s always sending me pictures of DIY “inspiration” pics that I should to make for her. She treats my blog like the Spiegel Catalog… she sees something she likes, picks up the phone and places her order!

In honor of Mother’s Day, I figured I would assist my Mom with her first, ever DIY project. Together we crafted a Marc Jacobs inspired sequin and stripe top!

Are you making anything for your Mom this Mother’s Day?

Please don’t forget to like the video, subscribe to the channel and share it with a friend… or Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Video and photos by Christina Hoang


DIY: Sequin Cap Toe Flats

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIYComfy flats are a necessity in every girls wardrobe, but just because basic doesn’t be they have to be boring. Make your flats sparkle by adding a few sequins to them.

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Flats (Kami flats available at Sole Society), Sequins, Tacky Glue, Tweezers

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIY SEQUINSSEQUINS!

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIY GLUEUsing your tweezers, apply a small amount of glue to the back of your sequin and add the sequin to your shoe. Start at the tip of your flat and work our way out. Allow at least an hour for the glue to dry before you wear them.

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIY TOE

Glitter 'N Glue Sole Socielty Sequin Cap Toe DIY HANDBAGMy sequin flats perfectly compliment my new red haute Sole Society handbag. In case you missed the announcement on my Instagram, Sole Society now has a collection of hangbags.  YES HONEY! SS is quickly becoming my one stop shop for accessories. Checkout their entire collection here. They’re all leather and gorg! They’ll be releasing a new collection of bags next month, some a lower price point. I can’t wait to see them!!!!!!!!!!

Kami flats fabulously provided (here) by Sole Society #SoleSocieDIY


DIY: Repurposed Vintage Sequin Top

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin JacketOnce upon a time, in a land far away… I repurposed one of my favorite vintage sequin tops. Seriously it seems like many, many lifetimes ago but back in 2010 when my blog was about 3 days old (no lie) I partnered with MadisonPlus.com and reworked a sequin top.

I had purchased a really glam black and gold sequin top from my local vintage store with the intention of working it into my wardrobe, but how often do we purchase a statement piece and NEVER wear it?!? After letting the top hang in my closet for a few months, I figured if removed the zipper from the back, add a front closure and transform this top it into a jacket I might get some wear out of it. What I fantastic idea that was! My sequin top is now one of my favorite jackets. I wear as an accent piece over my LBDs or I mix it up by pairing it with boyfriend jeans and a printed tank.

Click here to see the vintage (almost unrecognizable) DIY tutorial on MadisonPlus.com.

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  BACKThe front is now the back

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHOEGotta love my neon Shoemint pumps!

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHIRTKarl Lagerfeld is not impressed

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

PS: I love taking a walk down memory lane from time to time. I really get to see how much mu blog has grown. Thanks so much for all your love and support over the years. A special thank you to The Style And Beauty Doctor Danielle Gray for braving the LA heat and back alleys to take this pics! xo


DIY: Sequin Heart Shaped Purse

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse Valentine’s is days away… show of hands who has a hot date?!?! Well don’t be too jealous of me because I’ll be spending my Valentine’s night curled up on my couch, playing kissy face with a quart of Haagen Dazs rocky road ice cream and watching SCANDAL!! #OkBeJealous Anywho, if I had plans on Thursday night that required me to put on actually clothes and not just my PJs, this heart shaped sequined purse would be my go to accessory. It’s so festive and so easy to make!

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse MATERIALS

Materials: Sturdy Fabric*, Sequins, Glue, Needle and Thread, Chain, Safety Pins, Scissors

*I used an ultra suede fabric for this projectGlitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse TRACE

Create a heart shaped stencil* out of paper then trace the shape directly to your fabric.

*Be sure to add about a half inch seam allowance to your stencil Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse CUT

Cut out two equally shaped fabric hearts. Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse SEW

Place your fabric pieces one on top of another and use your needle and thread and sew up the sides. Be sure to leave an opening for your purse and DO NOT sew up the top of the heart. Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse FLIP

After you’ve sewn up the sides, flip your heart right side out to hide your seam.Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse GLUE

Add a health amount of glue and apply your sequinsGlitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse SEQUIN

Completely cover your hear in sequins Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse PINUsing your safety pins, attach the chain to the inside of your heart

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Valentine's Purse DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Heart Shaped Purse PS: These gold cap top pumps are also DIY. Click here for that tutorial.


DIY: Sequin Embellished Valentine’s Day Cards

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines CardsI’m notorious for never getting Holiday cards in the mail in time. My Christmas cards usually arrive around New Years and you might get your Birthday card the month after. I’m really telling on myself here but I just mailed my niece and nephew’s Valentine’s Day cards… that I purchased for them last year! Yes, I bought them last year, addressed them, added stickers to the envelope and NEVER mailed them. The cards have been sitting on my desk for an entire year!! #DontJudge

This year I’m determined to craft my Valentine’s AND get them in the mail on time. This project is quick and easy and adds a very glamorous touch to your love notes.

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards MATERIALSMaterials: Blank Cards*, Sequin Trim, Glue, Scissors and a Pencil

*I purchase these blank cards from Paper Source (20 for $6.75) but you can create your own cards by folding over a piece of construction paper or card stock.

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards PENCILUse a pencil to hand write your personal message

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards GLUETrace over your letters with glue

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards SEQUINSAdd the sequin trim over your glue and allow time to dry

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards SNIPUse a pair of sharp scissors to remove any access trim

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards LOVE

Glitter N Glue DIY Sequin Valentines Cards THANK YOU Add a personal message to the inside of your card.


DIY: Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop EarringLast weekend I was invited to a Golden Globes party hosted by the chic and stylish Kelly of KellyGolightly.com. If you’re into fashion, food, traveling and entertaining then you should follow this lovely lady’s blog. She throws the best parties and gives such great ideas! Of course her Golden Globes party was well… golden down to every detail.  If you follow me on the Instagram then you saw me post a picture of Kelly’s sequin golden globe earrings (here). I was obsessed! Kelly purchase her earrings at a thrift store, but today we’re making our own pair…

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring MATERIALSMaterials: Bouncy Balls, Sequins, Glue, Chain, Earring Findings, Small Eye Screws

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring GLUEKelly’s earrings reminded me of the sequin ornament tutorial I posted for Christmas. (Remember? No, click here to review) The process is very similar. To start add a dab of glue to the bottom of your bouncy ball. Then, place the end of the sequin trim in the glue and start wrapping.  Apply glue as you wrap around the bouncy ball. Continue the process until the ball is completely covered.

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring ATTACHUse a pair of pliers to attach the earring finding to the chain and the chain to the eye screw. Eye screws can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring SCREWScrew the chain into your bouncy ball

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring FULLThere’s some good news for those of you that love this project as much as I do… THERE IS A GLITTER ‘N GLUE ASSEMBLY REQUIRED KIT AVAILABLE FOR THIS DIY PROJECT!

Click here to purchase the materials (minus glue and pliers) you’ll need to complete this project. The kit cost $13 and is available in gold, black or magenta. Enjoy! xo


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