Add designer touches and show off your joyful personality with Diamond Art by Leisure Art. Diamond dotting is not only fun and calming, it results in beautiful sparkly art. Your latest masterpiece doesn't have to sit in a drawer or taped to a wall—you can sparkle up phone cases, throw pillows, storage boxes, bags, and even your clothing!
A Little Bird Told Us You'd Love This Idea
Today's tutorial takes you through the steps of adding bling to your jeans with our lovely Hummingbird design. You can also use this tutorial with some of our other Diamond Art kits. You may want to try our Uni-Kitty, Llama, High Heels, and more. Grab your favorite design and add some joy and playfulness to your wardrobe!
- A Diamond Art Canvas (Hummingbird Kit)
- Strong Adhesive Backing (fabric glue, hot glue, etc.)
- Jeans (or other article of clothing - type and size may vary, but MUST have a solid surface, no fur/velvet)
- OPTIONAL—Sewing Thread & Needle (embroidery floss, thick sewing thread, etc.)
- OPTIONAL—Extra Accessories (pom-poms, tassels, Diamond Dotz® gems, etc.)
GET STARTED ON YOUR JEANS
1. Dazzle Your Diamond Art Canvas
For this project, we are using the hummingbird portion of the Diamond Art canvas. Take a look at our Diamond Art Purse project, on which we used the floral half of the canvas.
Diamond Art doesn't have a big learning curve, so you can quickly get started. It is a leisurely craft that allows you to easily put the canvas away for later. Complete it in one day, or complete it one day next week; it's up to you!
2. Cut Out Your Dazzle Area
After you've dazzled your way to success, carefully cut out your design.
3. Create Your Trim (optional)
Our canvas frays minimally, so don't have to worry about lining or sewing your edges. But, if you would like the extra support, carefully line the edges of your cut-out canvas with embroidery floss or thread. (We did sew the edges of our design in the photo above, because we like the look of the border.)
4. Craft Your Jeans
Get to work on placing your design onto your jeans, using your adhesive of choice and a steady hand. Make sure to layout flat, and smooth the canvas out for air bubbles once placed. If you're worried about our gems falling off, don't be! Our adhesive keeps our gems intact with the force of a thousand dazzling suns.
6. Accessorize (Or Don't)!
Now that your Diamond Art is placed, all that’s left are finishing touches. Make your jeans one of a kind by adding extra accessories: add bling with more gems here and there; or add tassels or pom poms. Show the world how creative you can be!
If you try your hand at this project, please share it to our Diamond Art Facebook Page! We love to see what's going on in your studio.
-Leisure Arts Team