DIY RACING STRIPE JEANS

 

DIY Racing Stripe Jean Animation

Athleisure is an easy trend to get behind. Statement-making sneakers, cropped sweatshirts, joggers, ball caps… Pieces that bring comfort, style and attention to detail together. What’s NOT to love? The next time you’re in the mood for a “casual with a twist” kind of look, channel Sporty Spice and make that twist an on-trend, easy DIY that sets your jeans apart from the rest. The best part? You can use a pair of jeans you already have!

Check out our DIY guide below and give it a go yourself.

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STEP ONE : GLUE YOUR RACING STRIPE ALONG THE SEAM

Do this from waist to hem, making sure to leave enough ribbon to fold into the waistband. This goes for the hem, too – you don’t want the cut edge of the ribbon to show!

Tip: Follow the instructions on the glue for drying times, as they can vary by brand!

 

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STEP TWO : STITCH THE TOP TO SECURE

Thread your needle and secure with a knot. Start by stitching at the waistband, going over the initial stitch spot a few times. Then continue down the leg to the hem, stitching every ¼ inch. Do this along both edges of the ribbon.

Animation of ribbon being stitched to DIY jeans

 

STEP THREE : ROCK YOUR NEW JEANS

Tip: The safest way to wash your DIY jeans is to turn them inside-out and use a gentle wash cycle with cold water!

 

Finished DIY Racing Stripe Jeans

 

Did you try it? Share your DIY jeans with us using #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our Facebook or Instagram feed!

 

 

Bracelet DIY in stores

Share the love this October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, show someone undergoing treatment that you’re thinking of them. Make an empowering bracelet in select Aerie stores & we’ll send it along! See if your store is on the list below.

Bracelet DIY in stores

Create your own words of encouragement or get inspired by some of our faves.

  • Strong
  • Warrior
  • Fearless
  • Brave
  • U got this
  • GRL PWR
  • Courage
  • Fighter
  • Real love
  • Hope
  • Hi beautiful
  • Fierce

Bracelet DIY in stores

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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

Make your room a little more zen with the natural scent of essential oils! Read on below to see how to make your own reed diffuser.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Base oil of your choice (we used safflower)
  • Essential oil of your choice (we used lavender)
  • Wooden reeds
  • Dried lavender*
  • Twine*

*Optional

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  1. Using your clean, glass container, pour in your base oil until glass is 1/4 of the way full.
  2. Add 12 drops of essential oil for fragrance.
  3. Take 6 wooden reeds and dip them into the oil, saturating the ends.
  4. Place the reeds dry end down into the oil so both ends are absorbed.
  5. Switch the ends once a week to ensure diffusion.
  6. Wrap twice around the neck of the container and tie with dried lavender.
  7. Enjoy lasting, natural fragrance!

 

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DIY Floral Ice Cubes

Add a pretty pop of color to your summer drinks! Make them stand out with these fun blooming cubes. Read on to find out how to make your own.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Ice cube tray
  • Edible flowers
  • Water

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WHAT TO DO:

  1. Securely place edible flowers in slots of ice cube tray.
  2. Mix and match colors for a fun, summertime look.
  3. Fill ice cube tray with water.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  4. Put in the freezer until frozen (about 4 hours).
  5. Pop the ice cubes out of the trays.
  6. Serve in your fave summer drink or add to your water bottle.
  7. Enjoy!

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DIY Yoga Mat Holder

Summertime is ALL about relaxation. You don’t need a vacay to get away—get a reminder to get your flow on with a pretty holder for your yoga mat! Zen up your meditation area with this cute shelf that doubles as a storage spot for your mat.

DIY Yoga Mat Holder

Here’s how:

  1. Start with a simple shelf that goes right onto the wall.
  2. Using a drill, make four holes in the shelf: two on one side and two on the other.
  3. Cut two equal lengths of rope, 20 inches each.DIY Yoga Mat HolderDIY Yoga Mat Holder
  4. Glue the ends of each strand to keep them from fraying.
  5. Thread the ropes through the top of the shelf, knotting at the ends.DIY Yoga Mat HolderDIY Yoga Mat Holder
  6. Hang your shelf in your go-to mediation spot.
  7. Top with plants, books or your an essential oil diffuser.
  8. Place your yoga mat through the hanging loops.
  9. Namaste!DIY Yoga Mat Holder

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DIY Sea Glass Bottles

Brighten up and add castaway vibes to any space with these DIY beauties! See how to make your own below.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Clean, empty glass bottles
  • Sea glass spray paint
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paint tarp or newspapers (optional)

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Soak off any labels on bottles and wipe away all residue.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, lay down tarp or newspapers.
  3. Put on gloves and spray a light mist of paint on your bottle from about 2 feet away.DIY Sea Glass Bottles
  4. One coat gives a natural look, two coats will have a more opaque, saturated look.
  5. Let them dry.
  6. Fill with sand or plants, or leave them empty—up to you, castaway!

*Note: Just in case you don’t already know, do NOT drink from the bottles once you paint them! Decoration only.

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