It’s almost officially the “holiday season,” and no matter what you celebrate, chances are you will be at some sort of holiday party within the next month. Everyone will be dressed in their prettiest dresses and most sparkly shoes, wearing the fanciest jewelry that looks like they walked straight out of a fashion magazine. And what about you? Well, you want to look classy and cool AF… without having to spend all your money on some cool earrings and accessories. It can be really hard to do that when you’ve barely have any money in your wallet. Jewelry can get very expensive very fast, and cheap jewelry often looks like just that: cheap.
As someone who tried to save my money while growing up, I had to get creative with updating my accessories. I wouldn’t go out and buy new stuff often, so whenever I was invited to parties, I had to bust out my DIY skills and give my clothes and jewelry some changes. Not that they were bad in the first place, but if you wear the same necklace everywhere, it can start to get a little boring. Sure, you could buy a new one, but I was too stubborn to ever do that. So, I had to get creative. If you want to look amazing without spending hundreds, take a look at these easy ways to update your jewelry for next to nothing.
Add GlitterIf you're sick of your boring studs, give them a quick and easy update by adding some glitter. It will give you the sparkly look of expensive diamonds, for the price of one bottle of glitter, which is very cheap TBH. You can do this to rings, necklaces, earrings, anything you want to glitter-fy. Check out this tutorial here.
Add SequinsJust like glitter, you can add sequins to basically anything. You can sew them into a necklace or bracelet chain that will give you a totally unique look. Check out this easy tutorial here.
Add TasselsThis is probably the easiest way to give anything an update: just throw on a tassel. It honestly looks really cool, and mixing the metallics with colored tassels looks cute and also edgy. Check out this easy tutorial here.
Use Ribbons Instead Of ChainsYou've probably seen those fancy necklaces with ribbon, but they can get pretty pricey. But no worries, if you want your necklace or bracelet to have a classy look, add some ribbon to them yourself. It will give it a super elegant look, without having to spend hundreds. Check out this tutorial here.
Paint Them With Nail PolishI learned in high school that if you add nail polish to your cheap pieces of jewelry, it actually makes them look pretty cool. It also add a pop of color, which is very important in the dreaded cold and dull winter months. Plus, you can paint them to match any outfit you wear. you'll look super put together! You can check out a tutorial here.
Use Embroidery FlossRemember a few years ago when Alex+Ani bracelets were really big? I had about 12 of them, which was cool at the time, but now I'm honestly a little bored them. A cute way to give them a new look is to thread some embroidery floss around them. You can get creative with the design and even do multiple colors on one. Check out the tutorial here.
Add SpikesYou can add spikes and studs to any bracelet to make you looks like a fashionable badass. You can even throw some on a choker for a unique statement necklace that will have everyone asking where you got it. Check out this tutorial here.
Are you going to try any of these DIY preojects? Tell us in the comments!