DIY_Studded Beanie

DSC_0742 It's been a while since I've posted a DIY, but this is a good one! It's simple, inexpensive, fast, and very on trend. I have seen these beanies for sale online for at least $20. Don't be crazy and pay that price when you can make one for under 5 bucks. Mine was $4! You could even stud one that you already own--even better!

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Start with a cheap beanie. Mine is from the men's section at Target, and was $4 as mentioned before. You will also need around 12 studs, give or take a few. Mine were from a thrifted belt. Speaking of which, that belt has supplied all of my past studding projects for the last 5 months. Score.

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Begin attaching the studs to your beanie. I liked the way mine looked with a folded edge. Attach the studs and fold down the prongs using a tweezer. If you need extra help, check out my tips in this past tutorial of mine.

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Continue studding all the way around the edge of your beanie. You can do the spacing however you'd like. This should only take you a few minutes!

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And here's the finished product! I loooove how this had added some extra spice to my plain beanie, and adds femininity to something from the men's section.

Thanks so much for checking out this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! If you try out this project, I'd love to see the result. Tweet me @PaigePoppe or show it to me on Instagram @punkrockparti and use the hashtag #punkrockparti See you tomorrow!

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ootd intro I rode my bike out to the desert today, which is basically my backyard, and it was gorgeous! The location is awesome with the Papago Buttes in one direction and Camelback mountain in the other. I brought my camera along and decided to turn my outing into an outfit post!

Today I wanted to style these amazing liquid leggings that I recently got at Wal-Mart of all places. I've been wanting some "leather" leggings and I really love these because they also have a snakeskin print. I paired them with an oversized tank because they are shiny and tight, and topped it off with my DIY Camo Vest that you may recognize from my tutorial.

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iron maiden tank_eBay

studded camo vest with leather_DIY, see my tutorial here or buy it here (ED: This vest is now sold).

snakeskin liquid leggings_Wal-Mart

studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here

Follow along on Facebook here or on Instagram @punkrockparti

DIY_Camo Vest with Leather Studded Trim

intro So in the process of searching for the perfect camo jacket, I ended up buying two and not liking the fit of the first one I purchased from Amazon. Instead of returning it, I decided to transform it into a vest with a better fit and also added some cool details. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

If you're not interested in making this piece, I'm actually selling this vest on my Etsy shop! You can check it out here. (ED: This item is now sold).

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Here's the jacket that I started with.

I started by cutting off the sleeves.

I then make another set of cuts to make the sleeves more flattering. Start a couple inches in from the edge of the sleeve, and curve the cut down to the existing bottom of the sleeve.

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I then cut off the bottom for a cuter fit.

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I cut a piece of faux leather to fit the size of one pocket flap and attached it to the vest with tacky glue. You can find this kind of material and your typical fabric store. It is the same fabric that I used for my DIY Leather + Vinyl Clutch tutorial.

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I then just added 5 silver pyramid studs to finish off the look. You can see my tips for adding studs to clothing, here.

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And here's the finished product! Good luck with your own projects, or buy it on my Etsy here. (ED: The item is now sold).

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today was yet another extremely hot day in California, so i was able to pair my new Iron Maiden tank (that I snagged for 99 cents on eBay) with this tan skirt I picked up at Forever 21. I'm loving the faux leather detail this skirt has on the waistband, and was so excited to see that two of my favorite YouTubers The Fashion Citizen and Clothes Encounters also are wearing this skirt for fall!

i also wanted to show you how to style this outfit for night when it gets cooler, just swap out your shoes for some heels and throw on a staple leather jacket!

Day Look

iron maiden tank_eBay

tan skater skirt_Forever 21

black velvet creepers_Amazon.com

sunnies_Forever 21

gold bangle bracelet_craft store embroidery supply

gold skull bracelet_Urban Outfitters

Night Look

iron maiden tank, eBay

tan skater skirt_Forever 21

black leather jacket_H&M

black velvet heels_Urban Outfitters sale