How to Embellish Denim Shorts With Gem and Flower Trim

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While a plain pair of denim shorts is versatile and easy to wear, try embellishing it with gems and flower-shaped lace trim. This no-sew project can be personalized to fit your taste, style and wardrobe and takes under an hour to make!

Embellishments are perfect for spicing up an old pair of denim shorts.
Embellishments are perfect for spicing up an old pair of denim shorts. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Things You'll Need

  • Denim shorts
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Flower lace trim (at least 2 yards)
  • Flat back gems
With thin flower lace trim,  you need more than 2 yards.
With thin flower lace trim, you need more than 2 yards. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 1

Cut the flower lace trim into several rows. Each row should be long enough to fit the width of one leg of the denim shorts.

Place the trim across one leg to determine how much you should cut.
Place the trim across one leg to determine how much you should cut. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 2

Repeat for the other leg.

Determine the placement of the lace trim before you apply glue.
Determine the placement of the lace trim before you apply glue. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 3

Working one flower at a time, apply fabric glue to the back of the trim.

Add fabric glue to one flower at a time.
Add fabric glue to one flower at a time. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 4

Use your fingers to gently press the trim down to secure it.

Press the flower trim into place.
Press the flower trim into place. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 5

Add more fabric glue to any petals that don't lie flat. Let the glue dry completely.

Apply more fabric glue to the edges of the flower trim as needed..
Apply more fabric glue to the edges of the flower trim as needed.. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

Step 6

Glue gems to the center of selected flowers.

Add gems to the center of some or all of the flowers.
Add gems to the center of some or all of the flowers. (Image: How to Embellish Denim Shorts with Gems and Flower Tr)

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