4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ripped and Chained

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Does your summer need a little more edge? Take your ripped denim shorts up another notch with chain! In this DIY we’ve take a regular pair of ripped denim shorts, and added a metallic element with various chains. These are the perfect shorts to wear if you’re feeling a little more dark and daring!
DSC_0250-2What You’ll Need:

Black Ripped Jean Shorts
4mm Metal Chain
5mm Jewelry Metal Chain
4mm Jump Rings
Pin or Small Hole PuncherDSC_0256-21. Start out by punching a hole near the edge of a large rip.

DSC_0262-22. Push a jump ring into the hole, and add a chain end to the ring before closing it.

DSC_0266-23. Add another hole to the opposite side of the ripped hole. Push a jump ring through, add the end of the chain to the jump ring, and close.

DSC_0268-24. Repeat this process on random rips.

DSC_0270-2Need some more chain to make your shorts rocker-chic? Check out our 4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts Shop!

Summer Beach Bag DIYs

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Beach Essentials Check List:
1. Bathing Suit
2. Sunscreen
3. Towel
4. Umbrella
5. Reading Material
6. Snacks
7. Beach Games
8. Sunglasses
9. Bug Spray
10. Wallet

The only thing missing is a cute way to tote around all of your belongings.
Go to the beach in style with these DIY summer beach bags.

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Fun in the Sun DIY Ideas

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Happy Summer! Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to hit the beach in style. What better way to celebrate the season than with some Fun in the Sun DIY ideas. Each of these DIYs will spruce up your summer months.

Fun in the SunM&J is on Polyvore

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