June 27, 2012

DIY Jewel-Button Cardigan

I’m a sucker for anything colorful, sparkly and unexpected. This Sonia by Sonia Rykiel has all of those qualities so of course I fell in love with it, but not the price. Now, I have to let you guys know that I am not a very crafty person. This is one of my first DIYs, but I figured it was pretty simple and inexpensive.

Here are the supplies you will need: A grey sweater. I got this one from H&M for less than $20.

E6000 Glue or some other strong stuff and some big colorful jewels. Make sure you have enough to cover all of the buttons on the sweater. Make each one a different color.

Lay the sweater flat and line up where you want the jewels to go.

Put glue on the first button, add a jewel and hold the jewel down for a couple seconds.

Repeat

And there you have it!

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christin June 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Julia, this is awesome! Great idea!

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Natali June 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh wow!! The outcome is amazing! I must try to make this myself :)

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Street Lily June 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

yeah, 100% gonna have to do this. genius :)

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Jessica Broyles June 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Love it! Totally wakes up a grey cardigan!

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Collections June 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Great DIY. Love it.

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jenn~the stylish housewife June 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

CUTE!love that it wouldn't require ANY sewing. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

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hipness18 June 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

how do you unbutton and button it then?

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Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} June 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

i absolutely love this idea! thank you for sharing!
xoamy
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Phoebe June 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

So do you have to pull this over your head now instead of unbuttoning it?

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Julie June 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Just be sure to size up the cardigan so you can pull it over your head or maybe cut the button holes bigger.

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[sh]it girl June 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Love it on the grey! Also would be fun with a punchy color!

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Lindsay Patrick June 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

How fun! With the jewels on can you button it back up or are the jewels too big for that? Super fun DIY

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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Emilie Lynn June 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Love this DIY! It's so cute and simple, I will be trying this in the future.
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Virginia June 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

This is awesome! Great project idea!

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Caitlin C. June 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

What an awesome idea! I love love it :)

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Monica L. June 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Very cool and easyy! Loved it :D

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A FANCY DAY June 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

So creative I love it! I definitely have to try something like this. Also you looks gorgeous in the post below, you have some amazing hair!

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Amy June 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Morgan Lorene June 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love this! I'm going to H&M this weekend and I'm totally going to try it! Thanks for the idea!
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xo bisous

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Shannon June 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm
sip-n-wear June 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Super easy diy!! It turned out great!

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Lace And Tulle June 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

nice!!!

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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries June 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

great idea!

Xo Megan

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Jenna | The Paleo Project June 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I saw you post this on instagram last night and was thinking I'd have to wait awhile to see the end result! so cute.

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Melisande June 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

so cute! love how it adds a pop of color to a simple sweater. i love cardigans, so i should definitley do this!

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.aubrey c. June 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Cool idea this could really make me rethinking wearing some old cardis!

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Kacie June 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Amor June 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

This is great idea! :)

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Stesha June 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

such a cute Idea. I love it!

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Dana June 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm

So cute! What a great idea.

Dana
Big City Farm Girl

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Petra June 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Love this idea. It looks beautiful.
xo, Petra

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girlavantgarde June 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Julia,
This totally changes the look of the sweater, and makes it look like way, way more than $20. Fab idea!!! I featured one of my first DIYs today too on my (eeeek). I hope you'll take a peak..

xo,
Courtney
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garde June 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm

great choice!
kisses
fran

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Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy June 28, 2012 at 3:58 am

I'm usually not a big fan of DIY because I seriously get scared to ruin any of my clothes when I attempt anything (I've had failures in the past), but this looks cute and super easy.

Any recs on where to find the jewels? My guess would be Michael's?

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anita_senorita June 28, 2012 at 7:10 am

really cool!

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livelovelaugh June 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

thx for the idea{;

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl June 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

I'm not much of a DIY-er, but I sure to do love changing out buttons on cardigans/dresses to jazz up the look. LOVE this!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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Krystal Schlegel June 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

That is so adorable! I'm horrible at DIY's, but this looks simple enough!
Thanks for sharing!
Xx
Krystal

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Samantha Green June 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

LOVE this idea — so cute :) xx

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Ella June 29, 2012 at 3:13 am

super cute! i love sonia rkyiel's pieces-they're so unique!

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Real Girl Glam July 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

Such an easy DIY and the perfect way to spruce up a plain cardigan. Looks great!

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