I’ve had this white lace dress a while and it developed some permanent yellow stains over time, so I decided to give it a new life by transforming it with one step tie-dye and by also making a coordinating floral brooch!
This is what the dress looked like before. It was old, stained and slightly ratty, but it still had good “bones”. That’s where the handy one step tie-dye job came in! Upcycling to the rescue!
I made the brooch my embellishing an old large promotional button I received at an event and covering it with beautiful accents! I love the feminine style and am excited to have saved my favorite dress and given it a whole new fresh look for spring!
Here’s how you can recreate this project at home:
- Old large “freebie” button
- Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
- Little B Pull Flowers
- Prima Bead Swarovski Crystals
- iLoveToCreate Liquid Fusion Clear Urethane Adhesive
- Large Faux Pearl
- Mod Podge Mod Melter
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Coats Dual Duty XP Thread
Tie dye the garment as per the kits instructions. To create the brooch, scrunch up Little B Pull Flowers and glue them to the “freebie” button with the Mod Melter hot glue applicator. Use the same technique to adhere the buttons and large faux pearl. Accent the piece by applying crystals using the clear urethane adhesive. Use a needle and thread to attach the crystal beads. Pin the brooch to your garment and get ready to rock this frock all throughout the spring and summer seasons! You can also use the brooch to dress up jeans and an ordinary t-shirt!