Upcycle Walmart Jeans to Look Designer

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
6 Materials
20 Minutes

Grab a pair of $17.98 Walmart jeans (or any pair in your closet that you want to spruce up!) and give them a designer makeover.

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Jeans
  • Fabric scissors
  • Rhinestones
  • Rhinestone pickup tool
  • Glue
  • Pointed tweezers

1. Cut up the legs

Use fabric scissors to cut up the center of each pant leg. 

Cutting jeans

2. Add glue and attach rhinestones

Apply glue to one side of one of the cuts. Then use tweezers to pick up rhinestones and adhere them to the glue.

Adding rhinestones

You can also use a rhinestone pickup tool to push them in place.

Adding rhinestones

Repeat on either side of the slit, on both pant legs.

Adding rhinestones

That’s all there is to these adorable, flare, rhinestone jeans!

Make sure the glue has set before you wear them. 

Upcycled Walmart jeans: DIY rhinestone jeans

Upcycled Walmart jeans: DIY rhinestone jeans

Upcycled Walmart jeans: DIY rhinestone jeans

These upcycled Walmart jeans would be perfect for a concert or just to dress up for a night out.

Would you wear this? Leave me a comment down below. I love to hear from you all.

Be sure to check out how I turned thrifted jeans into the trendiest thing everyone is wearing!

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  • Fabric scissors
  • Rhinestones
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  • Joyce Joyce on Nov 29, 2023

    Very cute. I would prob sew the hem to keep from raveling. What kind of glue did you use? Do they get through the laundry ok?