Here are a few things you can do to spice up your old denim into something different:
1. Bleach ‘em!
Fill a large bucket about 3/4th to the top, and add 3 cups of bleach to it. Soak your jeans in the bucket. Keep checking on them to see how they’re turning out, so you can take them out when you like how they look. Bleach up to three times to turn them completely white!
2. Add some edge with splatters of paint
Get some fabric paint and gloves, and go ham on your jeans by splattering paint on them! (Don’t forget to lay down some newspaper so that you don’t go ham on your furniture too.)
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3. Turn them into adorable frayed shorts
With summer around the corner, it’s the perfect time to cut up your jeans into a cute pair of shorts. Simply use a pair of scissors to cut them as short as you like, then toss them into a washing machine to fray the edges. If you’re feeling extra daring, use a blade to make some horizontal rips below the pockets before washing!
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4. Distress them
Create a pair of uber-chic distressed denims at home. Make horizontal slits along the legs of your jeans, and then use a pair of tweezers to pull out the dark blue threads. Sandpaper some patches of the jeans to add to the look.
5. Add some understated bling with studs Buy small metal studs from any craft store, and use a glue gun or FeviKwik to glue studs into the patches between the waist of the jeans and the edge of the pockets. Instant bling!
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