Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I DIY FOR: Super Studded Shorts

If studding things is wrong, I don't wanna be right. And luckily studded cutoffs are the next big trend perfect for creating a sick signature style for music fests, an edgy night out, sunny shopping Saturdays and beyond. With a bowl full of studs, time, patience and a steady hand these super studded shorts can make their way to your closet. So bring a silver statement to your summer style with these impressive embellished cutoffs that are truly to DIY for.

And if you would rather buy than DIY, please contact me at to inquire about placing a custom order.

*Listed on Shop Copious and Etsy*

To prepare the perfect slightly distressed cutoffs, check out Step 1 in "I DIY FOR: Glow-In-The-Dark Aztec Cutoffs."

 Turn ordinary denim shorts into an extraordinary cutoffs with heavy metal embellishments.

What You Will Need:

1 - High Waisted Denim Cutoffs
300 - Tall English 77 Cone Studs*
1- Ruler
1- Metal Flat Edged Tool For Closing Studs

*Depending on the size and shape of your cutoffs you may need more that 300 studs. I used 282 to cover a W US Size 6. I would recommend anyone over a W US size 8 purchase additional studs to completely cover your cutoffs.

I purchased my studs online via They had the greatest variety and best prices I could find and shipping was convenient and fast. I high recommend buying your spikes through them. The stud I specifically used can be found here.

1) How To Apply Studs

~ Punch the stud through the denim. This can be easily done by hand with little to medium force due to the pierced edges on each stud.

~ With a heavy-duty flat metal tool (I used a wood carving tool, but you can also use something similar) push the metal tips 90 degrees on each side until they feel secure.

~ This process will be continued for applying all studs.

2) Stud Your Pattern

~ Create an even allover studded pattern by creating horizontal rows of spikes. You can go by eye or use a ruler. Keep in mind that with a pattern this stud heavy that it is more important to organically place the studs in the most pleasing spot to create the best possible style.

~ Continue to stud until you have completed the entire front. 

3) Admire Your Work

~ After all your hard work studding these sick studded cutoffs you won't want to take them off!

~ Perfect for pairing with a crop bra top and kimono for a music fest or with a halfway tucked in white tee for a weekend out these studded gems with make a hard-edged statement with a signature fit.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

1 comment:

  1. thank you SOOOO much for this! I've been looking for these specific spikes so I can make these for my shop but they're so expensive on ebay! yours look awesome!