Get easy ideas for fashion crafts, including jewelry, refashions, shoes, hair accessories, purses, denim, and more! Perfect for beginners.
I will fully admit I’m not the most fashionable person out there. I don’t think I’m un-fashionable – I just operate by the beat of my own drum. When it comes to everything, not just fashion!
My Pinterest bio says “I believe in stripes and polka dots. . . daily.” This is true. I should add plaid to that for sure. I love plaid and have a pretty big flannel collection. Like I said, I make my own rules! I encourage everyone to do that.
Sometimes part of making your own rules is decorating your own clothing. And making your own jewelry. And panting your shoes. And altering your denim. That’s what this collection of fashion crafts is all about.
I’ve pulled together 50 ideas for jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, shoes, purses, and more. These are my favorite ideas for making wearables your own. Once you start your journey making and customizing your own wardrobe, I’m not sure you’re ever going to stop. Trust me on this.
You might be wondering which Mod Podge to use for the projects that require a decoupage medium. The rule to go by is, are you going to wash the item? If you’re attaching something to fabric and want to wash it, you’ll select Fabric Mod Podge.
Can you use Outdoor or Dishwasher Safe? No, stick with Fabric Mod Podge.
In terms of shoes, you can use regular Mod Podge (like Gloss) with waterproof sealer on top. Mod Podge isn’t waterproof, so in order to protect your creation, you’ll want to make sure to water seal especially if you intend to jump into puddles. Like adults do.
My last piece of advice – don’t use regular acrylic paint on clothing. Fabric paint is preferable but multisurface paint is also acceptable.
Are you ready to dive into the fashion projects? Keep reading!
These fashion crafts are my favorite ways to customize clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more! Lots of ideas that are perfect for beginners. Learn how to personalize your wardrobe with these unique projects.
Glitter a Shirt with Mod Podge
Learn how to glitter a shirt with Mod Podge and make an old piece new again! You can even wash if you use Fabric Mod Podge.
DIY Screen Printing with Mod Podge
DIY screen printing doesn't have to be expensive! Do it with Mod Podge - you won't believe how easy it is and how good it looks.
DIY Bleached Shirts
Want to know how to bleach a white shirt? How about what to do with all of that leftover bleach? Try making these custom DIY bleached shirts to wear all summer and fall long.
Ice Cream Cone Elbow Patches
Learn how to make iron on elbow patches with the help of a cutting machine! These are perfect for adding to any part of a top, now just the elbows. They work on pants and skirts, too.
DIY Cross Stitch Sweater
Learn how to make this adorable and easy DIY cross stitch sweater for under $10! Perfect for personalizing your own fashion. Free pattern included.
Scallop Neck T-Shirt Refashion
Spruce up a simple tee with a bit of fabric to create a cute summer t-shirt! This DIY t-shirt refashion uses scraps of fabric which makes it a great scrap busting project. It can easily be completed in an afternoon.
Embroidered Elbow Patches
These embroidered patches really float my boat! I love them for sweaters, but I also think they would be cute on denim or jackets as well. I can see a variety of applications for these.
Denim Painting 101
Learn how to paint on denim with Kessler's awesome series! She walks you through preparation, fabric mediums, setting the paint, and more. She also sells her amazing denim creations. I want to paint all my jeans now!
DIY Patchwork Jeans
Create your own unique style by applying scraps of fabric to your jeans for a funky and fun pair of pants. This is an easy no sew idea!
Denim Cut Offs, Four Ways
Once you see this, you'll never buy shorts again - you'll make them from now on! Grab some men's jeans from the thrift store and make one of these four trendy styles.
Alter Jeans from Bootcut to Skinny
Once you learn how to taper jeans, it’s easy to create your new favorite pair of denim! Maybe it's a pair of your own jeans or ones you get from the thrift store. It's a great tutorial for any pair of pants.
Old T-Shirt Hair Scrunchie
This project is a great way to put scraps to good use! There are a lot of things you can make out of an old t-shirt, and these hair scrunchies are one of them. You don't need a lot of fabric to do it.
DIY Headwrap Bands Tutorial
Head wraps are a great way to stay fashionable when you feel like your hair is a mess! They add a stylish touch without having to "fix" your 'do. Just slide one onto your head.
DIY Typography Hair Pins
Learn how to make hair pins with the message of your choice! This is a fun fashion craft for kids or adults. They're easy to make with a hot glue gun.
DIY Studded Turban
This is a great no-sew scarf project! The addition of the studs is perfect, and you can make this in minutes using fabric craft glue.
Colorful Arm Warmers
These simple arm warmers were made using an old pair of girl's tights! Little tights always come in cute designs, so head to the Goodwill and grab yourself a few pairs.
Polka Dot Your Own Tights
In winter, tights are a staple for me! I absolutely love them, and this is such a fun way to jazz up a plain pair. You won't believe how easy it is.
DIY Bow Shoe Clips
These cute little bow shoe clips are the perfect way to make a pair of old soles feel shiny and new again. You only need three supplies!
Simple Fabric Stamping
Follow this simple DIY stamped skirt tutorial to give new life to some of your old clothes! Fabric stamping is so easy, and you’ll have a new look in minutes.
DIY T-shirt Infinity Scarf
Learn how to make an infinity scarf (more than one, actually) without sewing! You're going to be shocked at how easy this is and think, "why didn't I think of that?"
Felted Wool Boot Cuffs
Learn how to make DIY felted wool boot cuffs from a thrift store sweater. Make these cute NO SEW boot cuffs in just a few minutes!
DIY Wooden Pins
These cool DIY wooden pins feature the almighty ampersand. You’re going to love the wood inlay effect – and you can customize any way you like!
How To Make A Bead Bar Necklace
Once you learn this technique for stringing a simple beaded necklace, you can use it for a variety of items - letters, charms, etc. Cute, simple, and you can make any length you like!
Resin Pressed Flower Jewelry
Preserve the beauty of nature with these uniquely crafted, pressed flower pieces of jewelry. Use Mod Podge Resin to add a touch of flair to your wardrobe or give as a gift to the jewelry lover in your life.
Clay Image Transfer Pendants
Are you looking for a unique polymer clay jewelry idea using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic? These pendants are perfect for gifts!
Decorate a Wood Pendant
Learn how to decorate a wood pendant with a picture from a magazine - or any other scan you like! This necklace is easy and great for gifts.
Wood Bead Tassel Hoop Necklace
Looking for the perfect necklace for summer? Check out this wood bead tassel hoop necklace tutorial. It is sure to be your go-to necklace this season.
Drop Earrings in Copper & Gold
Use a mold and embossing tools to create simple, gem drop earrings with a two tone copper & gold effect! Perfect for yourself or as a gift.
These peekaboo earrings are super lightweight and give you that bright pop of colour that we all crave. They were made with a Cricut, but you can cut your own shapes, and then do the simple stitching.
Make Lace Earrings
These DIY earrings are SO easy to make, even if you've never tried jewelry crafts before! Get cute lace earrings in just a few easy steps.
Faux Agate Earrings Made with Clay
I can't believe how easy it is to make marbled, agate earrings out of clay! I love Bethany's tutorial and now I want to agate all the things.
Learn how to make paper earrings using a die cutter - seal them with Mod Podge! These are thick and sturdy, yet lightweight.
How to Make Bangle Bracelets
Learn how to make bangle bracelets - just pick your favorite papers, paint, embellishments and Mod Podge to create amazing jewelry!
Easy Glitter Bangle
If you love glitter and you love bracelets, this is the project for you. This colorblocked glitter bangle is so easy to make with Mod Podge.
Stylish Popsicle Stick Bracelets
You’ve never seen popsicle stick bracelets like these! Learn how to make them super stylish with beads, paint, chains, and more. This tutorial is for all ages, from kid to adult.
Leather Studded Bracelet
I'm a huge fan of leather wrap bracelets! You won't believe how easy these are to make, in a few simple steps. You'll want to make them for yourself and all of your friends.
Cord Bracelet Wrapped in Thread
If you love ombre and shades of blue, check out this tutorial for a DIY bracelet from Rachel. It's so easy even a kid can do it!
Paper Beads You Can Make in Minutes
Don't throw away scrapbook paper scraps - turn them into beads! You can use this same technique to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more.
Colorful Gem Rings
Use a hot glue gun to create these fabulous and glittery gem rings. Make them for holidays, parties, dressing up . . . so easy to make!
Shrinky Dink Wildflower Rings
Learn how to make these stylish rings using Shrinky Dinks! Once you try this . . . you'll be hooked . . . and all your jewelry will be made from dinks. Trust me!
Colorful Clay Statement Rings
Polymer clay is such a versatile material, and one of my favorites for making colorful jewelry. Learn how to make these big, bold rings using clay with Alisa's tutorial.
No-Sew Leather Envelope Clutch
This DIY clutch is such a simple project, you can make it in 15 minutes! All you need is the template provided, leather, a glue gun, a hole punch and some ribbon.
Purse Refashion Using Vintage Florals
Use a vintage sheet and Mod Podge in this fabulous DIY purse refashion - it's such an easy craft project, and very budget friendly!
Make a Photo Purse
You can make a cute photo purse with a bag you already have in your closet! Use this tutorial to get the look - it's a great gift idea!
DIY Clutch from a Placemat
I always see the cutest placemats at World Market . . . and I never thought about turning one of them into a clutch! This is the cutest idea.
DIY Canvas Shoes Are the Cutest Ever
Use this fun and simple tutorial to revive your old canvas kicks! These DIY floral canvas shoes are created using iron-on transfers – very easy to do.
Easy Glitter Shoes
Learn how to make glitter shoes using Mod Podge! This sparkly footwear DIY is simple enough for both children and adults.
Cover Shoes in Fabric
Learn how to cover shoes in fabric with Mod Podge and leftover scraps! This is an easy fashion project for adults and beginning crafters.
How to Dye Canvas Shoes
Once you learn how to dye a pair of canvas shoes, you're going to go on a tear where you dye everything. Trust me on this! You can use this for bags, shirts, denim, or really any fashion item.
DIY Rose Shoes
If you love florals as much as I do, this fashion craft is for you! To make these DIY rose shoes, all you need is a handful of supplies and maybe just a touch of flower power, too.
Decorating Belt Buckles
With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.