Cheap Bangles to Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Bracelets



What to do with those cheap bangles from the dollar store, dollar section or thrift shop? You can make them match any outfit, experiment with accent colors, or, really, try any color you have yarn for! You’ll just need the bangles, yarn and a hot glue gun to turn cheap, dull bangles into fab bracelets. Check it out:

Take 4: Cozy Bangle Makeover at Bugaboo, Mini, Mr and Me

Earrings to Collar Accessory




Mongs (from Singapore!) found these great earrings in her drawer — unworn due to sensitive ears — and figured out how to refashion them into a collar accessory! She’ll show you how – check it out!

Refashion Earrings to Collar Accessory at My Thrifty Closet

Make a Woven Belt from T-Shirt Yarn (DIY)

woven belt tutorial made from t-shirts (25)[3]

Jennifer shows you how to take your old summer camp skills and make cute woven belts — of any color you like! She uses t-shirt yarn, and shows you how!

Woven Belt Tutorial at Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Turn a Candy Bag into A Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Wait!! Don’ throw those plastic candy bags away! Turn them into cool Trick-or-Treat bags! I love the graphic look of these bags. And for almost free, what a great idea.

Be sure to check out the full tutorial at Choose To Thrive for the instructions!!

Refashion Any Leather / Pleather Piece into A Trendy Braided Bracelet!

Got a leather (or pleather) skirt, pair of pants, or whatever that’s ripped, the wrong size or just plain unfortunate? You don’t have to get rid of it — instead, try Alli’s awesome directions to make braided (p)leather bracelets instead! They’re right on trend (unlike the unfortunate piece you had to sacrifice to make them).

Tutorial: DIY Braided Leather (or Pleather!) Bracelet at One Pearl Button

[Update: As of April 2013, the One Pearl Button blog appears to be open only to invited readers. We’ll leave this post here for inspiration — but sadly there’s no more how-to link.]

Suede Skirt to Stylish Envelope Purse!


Veronika found a large piece of suede — formerly a wrap skirt — at a thrift store. In an inspired piece of refashion style, she combined it with Ikea placemats for a liner and chain from Lowe’s (!) for the strap. See what she did and be inspired for your own unexpected refashion!

DIY: Suede Skirt to Envelope Purse at Tick Tock Vintage

DIY Studded Neon Clutch

Have you heard about our July Challenge?? It’s NEON!! And we are so excited about it!

Here is a refashion project that I love.

First, it’s easy and only takes a few minutes to make.

Second, it’s a great way to try out the neon trend with just a little burst of color.

Be sure to head over to Glitter ‘N Glue for the full tutorial!!


And we hope you will join us for our NEON Challenge this month. Find out more about it, how you can participate AND the fabulous prize on our Neon Challenge Post.

Give a Pastel Makeover to … Anything!!

What’s your current favorite trend? Current favorite color? Is it pastels? Turquoise?

Check out this great post for inspiration for refashioning stuff you bought ona whim and never wore again — into on-trend and custom-for-you accessories!

Pastel Makeover at The Cheekiest Monkey of All