The Killer DIY Trend You Need to Try this Fall: Pearls and Denim

If you’re looking to get crafty and try a DIY trend this fall, this one is seriously easy and doesn’t look cheap. You may have noticed a number of brands like Free People, Zara and Joe’s Jeans (to name a few) embellishing rugged denim with pearls.

If you’re looking to get crafty and try a DIY trend this fall, this one is seriously easy and doesn’t look cheap. You may have noticed a number of brands like Free People, Zara and Joe’s Jeans (to name a few) embellishing rugged denim with pearls. I loved this look and immediately seized the opportunity to make it myself at a much more affordable price.

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What You Need:

  • denim jacket or jeans
  • pearls (size is totally up to you)
  • fabric glue
  • pointed nozzle
  • tweezers

I chose to DIY this killer denim jacket from M Boutique on Queen West, but you can also pick up a jacket or jeans from Forever 21, H&M or Value Village, etc. All your other supplies (pearls, nozzle and glue) can be found at any craft or bead supply store.

Once you’re ready to get started, lay the jacket or jeans out flat and arrange the pearls to get the pattern you desire. I decided to do two different sized pearls to make the look more interesting.

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After all the pearls are in position pick them up one at time with a pair of tweezers, squeeze out a glob of fabric glue with the nozzle for more precision, and then stick the pearl on. It’s really that simple.

pearl denim diy

Once you’ve finished a side let it dry for about a day before flipping it over to do the back. Finally, reinforce any pearls that seem loose with more glue and voila —  you’re done!

pearl denim diy

You may be wondering how well the pearls actually stay on? I know I was, so I did a few tests myself (literally dropping the jacket on the floor and shaking it out). I was surprised by how well the glue held as no pearls fell off. Although, I would recommend spot cleaning instead of machine washing or sewing the pearls on if you plan to wear your jacket or jeans a ton.

Take a peek at the final look below:

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What do you think about this DIY trend? Love it or hate it? Leave a comment on Facebook and let us know.

All images via Aly Zorn 

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