This group of embellishment ideas is for all the times when you don’t feel like sewing stuff. There’s irons and glue and pokey things, oh my!
45. Hot fix crystals: There’s so many varieties of iron-on crystals in craft stores! They usually come on sheets, and you can add them anywhere to a garment. Sometimes you’ll see them as iron-on appliques. If you like bling but don’t want to sew on 80,000 beads, this is it!
46. Iron-on patches: iron-on patches are so easy to add to a project! I love those denim coats with patches on patches.
47. Safety pins: What? You can make really cool patterns by just pinning on plain old safety pins. Just like with buttons, they can be functional or totally decorative. There was a designer cardigan I saw once that had hundreds of tiny safety pins all over the front edges along with some tiny charms. It was the kind of thing that was absolutely refreshing, and I kick myself for not saving that picture!!!
48. Vintage brooches or enamel pins: Make groupings of vintage brooches on a sweater or a dress for an easy, removable embellishment.
49. Bedazzle!: Adding rhinestones is always a great thing, and if you have a bedazzler, it’ll be a quick thing to do.
50. Vinyl transfers: If you have a Cricut machine, you can quickly design and create your own heat-transfer vinyl cutouts. People do really really amazing things with those machines! I’ve seen so many fun t-shirts with custom transfers.
51. Googly eyes: This one is totally for the kids. I’ve had a few t-shirts my boys had with plastic googly eyes on the faces of the characters. When they fell off in the wash, I reattached them with a washable fabric glue like Aleene’s Fabric Fusion. You could even glue googly eyes all over a shirt for a nice no-sew Halloween project.