1.12.2012

Rachel Bilson Inspired: Rhinestone Trim Shirt


I saw this cover of Rachel Bilson for Nylon Magazine, and thought it was such a fantastic ensemble. She is one of my favorite fashionistas because she pulls everything together so effortlessly without ever revealing too much. This shirt is a really easy DIY that doesn't take much time, and is a great statement piece to add to your wardrobe:)


Since this is not a shirt that will have much life span, don't go and use your nicest white button down.
Your Supplies:
White Button down or polo (mine thrifted for 4$)
Black Ribbon (I used a wider grosgrain ribbon that best fit the trim of my shirt)
Multi-shape Rhinestones (I used two packs from Hobby Lobby for a total of $3.50)
Hem Tape
Glue Gun
Total Cost of the shirt: 8$ 
Now being a crafter I had the ribbon, hem tape, and glue gun so you can calculate cost accordingly.

Steps:
1.) Pre-measure your ribbon along the front side of your shirt. 
(I singed the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying.)
2) Place hem tape along the edge (avoid button holes so that the shirt can still button), and iron the ribbon over to secure. If you don't have hem tape, hot glue would work.
3.) Place rhinestones in random order along the ribbon using hot glue until you reach the end of the shirt. If you don't plan on wearing it untucked, only place them till you reach the waistline.
Style your shirt the way you wish and you are done!

There are so many color options you could do for this if you wanted to create a different look. Please not e that this shirt will not endure the washing machine and would need to be hand washed!

 Totally easy and fun to wear! Be sure and share your photos on the IHOD FB page if you try this project! I would love to see them!

48 comments:

  1. I love this DIY. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Simply gorgeous! Beautiful job Anna....I like your look even better than Rachel's ;)

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  3. I love this look and this DIY makes it sound doable. Thanks Anna!

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  4. This is absolutely adorable! Love it.

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  5. Love this! Brilliant idea!
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great idea to DIY this! You have such a good eye for cute pieces!

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  7. SO CUTE! Looks better than the original :)

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  8. that is seriously one of the cutest things ever! i don't know that i would be able to get away with it, but i would try!!

    allister bee blog

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  9. How cute is that?!?! You are just so creative! I LOVE it, such a fun look - and so cheap! :)

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  10. Gorgeous and glam. Well done, Anna!

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  11. i adore that look too!!! she always has such great style. might need to pick up this copy of nylon!

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  12. Ahhhh, I am dying!!! What a genius idea, Anna! Definitely pinning this to share with my friends! :) Xo, Katie

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  13. gorgeous Anna! what a fabulous way to add some glam to your outfit!

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  14. This is so great, girl! Such an easy little DIY with lots of impact :)

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  15. what a great DIY...I love Rachel too..she can do no fashion wrong in my eyes:) You super crafters always get me inspired....but unfortunately I know this would NOT turn out well for me, lol. Just don't have the knack for DIY.

    Happy Thursday girl!
    C

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  16. You are so incredible & talented! I love this and you make it look so effortless! <3

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  17. you are so so so awesome! i love this so much, and you executed it perfectly!

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  18. She's my favorite! And you did such a good job with the recreation!

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  19. Wow she is amazing...love that skirt! xo

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  20. love this! it seems so easy yet i would have never thought of it.

    life spelled jen

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE this DIY. i'm totally trying it soon :) will let you know how it turns out :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  22. Amazing tutorial!!! Love love love it.

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  23. This is so cute! What a great DIY!

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  24. Love this project! I definitely have a girl crush on Rachel Bilson :-)

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  25. Ahh such a great tutorial! thanks for sharing, LOVE the final result!!

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  26. Wow this is a great idea! Gosh I need to practise my craft skills...

    Hugs & kisses from South Florida,
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love this!!! Looks so pretty with your outfit too.

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  28. Rachel is one of my top favorites! great DIY. I'm gonna have to save this idea for a later date.

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  29. WOW GIRL! Rachel Bils has nothing on you! So cute!

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  30. YOU are GENIUS!! LOVE this DIY sooo much!!

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  31. Rachel Bilson is one of my fave too - LOVE how you recreated this look! Amazing DIY!

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  32. ANNA this is pure genius!! SO creative!! Turned out exactly like the picture! LOVE LOVE

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  33. Such a cute idea! I want to make this :)

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  34. You're a total DIY genius! Love this idea and am definitely going to save this little gem for a rainy day!:)

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  35. anna!!!! i adore this! i think i need to make this. NEED to.

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  36. Oh em gee. You are a style DIY genius!

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  37. too cool for school! but please never stop teaching, this is seriously so rad. leave it to you for coming up with major triumphs this way. i like it cos it also sorta resembles a fancy, slick tie. way to hustle the diy branch and shake it till it releases magical results! ♥

    ** could i ask something, i'm just getting use to the new website and navigation so perhaps clicking the lower link "Home" is the best way to start from the beginning but wanted to see if there will be a link included with your logo at the top too? **

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  38. Ok, I am DYING to try this one. And it helps that I have a girl crush on Rachel!

    xx Cristina

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  39. Absolutely love this! What a perfect way to liven up some of my white button downs that have just been hanging oh so lonely in the closet.

    xo
    www.carlyhaslee.com

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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