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How to glue beads to a shirt; DIY Beaded Tee

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Beading always looks so awesome on t-shirts and sweaters but who wants to spend all that time beading? Or pay for someone else to do it! Aleene’s Jewel-it glue is probably my favorite DIY trick, I always have a bottle handy. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not exaggerating, I really love this stuff! You can quickly and easily add beads, stones, and even metal backed stones onto most any type of fabric (even fuzzy sweaters). Keep reading to make your own!

 

What you need:

Supplies you’ll need:
T-shirt or sweater
Beads - (I used 2 sizes)
Stencil or design
 

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step 1
I put my printed design inside my t-shirt and traced it  with a pencil.

Picture of How to glue beads to a shirt; DIY Beaded Tee

step 2
Use Aleene’s Jewel-it glue and fill in your design with glue.

Picture of How to glue beads to a shirt; DIY Beaded Tee

I worked letter by letter starting on the right because I’m left handed, if you’re right handed start with the left side. This will keep you from accidentally smudging your glue.

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step 3
If you are using two sizes of beads put your larger beads first.

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Then fill in with your smaller beads.

Really cover all of your glue with your beads.

Let your glue dry before trying to remove extra beads.

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Picture of How to glue beads to a shirt; DIY Beaded Tee

Picture of How to glue beads to a shirt; DIY Beaded Tee

The most amazing part about Aleene’s Jewel-it is that it really will hold those beads on. I’ve used it a lot on t-shirts and sweaters as a quick way to add lots of beads and you can even wash it in cold water (NO DRYER) and they really will stay on. I think that’s what I love so much about Jewel-it is how easy it is to use and that it really lasts. 

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Published Date

January 25, 2016