Get the Iron Out for This EASY Summer DIY

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Would you like to glam-up some old denim shorts in a couple of minutes?

Follow this simple DIY and turn something old into something new and fun!

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Tools and materials:

Prepping shorts

1. Prep your shorts

Simply lay your shorts flat and smooth on your work surface.

Rhinestone stars

Choose your iron-on transfers. I used rhinestone stars!

Rhinestone stars

2. Embellish your shorts (or skirt)

Peel the backing paper off your transfers.


Place your transfers face-down on your shorts.


Make sure they are smooth and flat.


Place a clean cloth over your transfers.


Iron on top of the cloth, according to the iron-on transfer package directions, to transfer the design to your shorts.


Remove the transfer sheet from your shorts.

Cute DIY star shorts

Cute DIY star shorts

Repeat the iron-on transfer process wherever else you want to embellish your shorts, and look at the great result!

I bet you’re thinking of all the other things you can use this idea for. Skirts, pants, sweatshirts, bags. The possibilities are endless!

Leave a comment to let me know what you transformed with this easy summer glam DIY!

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Suggested materials:
  • Old denim shorts (or skirt)
  • Iron-on decorative transfers for fabric
  • Clean cloth
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