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Summer Trend Loving: DIY Denim Shorts

Like I have, I’m sure you’ve noticed denim shorts making a serious fashion comeback … and they’re only going to get hotter as summer goes on! Paired with a basic white tank top, this is a look you can rock all season long for any number of occasions from picnics to birthday parties. But paying the hefty designer price tag? That’s something you definitely should not do — make your own instead! Ready to rock summer’s hottest trend? Click on through for 10 DIY denim shorts you’re going to want in your closet!

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    10 DIY Denim Shorts from Babble.com

    From trim to patterns to paint, click through for 10 awesome DIY denim shorts!

  • Dip Dye Tribal Shorts 2 of 11
    DIY Dip Dye Tribal Shorts

    Such a super cool look, these shorts are made by first dip dye bleaching a pair of black denim shorts and then jazzed up with a tribal pattern with a marker and a ruler.
    Get the how-to at Prudence & Austere

  • Lace Denim Cut-Offs 3 of 11
    DIY Lace Denim Cut-Offs

    A pretty and soft upgrade to basic denim cut-offs, give your shorts a girly look with the addition of lace trim.
    Get the how-to at Minkette

  • Pattern Trimmed Shorts 4 of 11
    DIY Pattern Trimmed Shorts

    Give your favorite denim shorts a new kick by upcycling an old shirt and creating colorful, funky trim!
    Get the how-to at Sausage Jar

  • Polka Dot Denim Shorts 5 of 11
    DIY Polka Dot Denim Shorts

    Have a pair of comfy jeans that need a new life? Give them the ol' chop and dress them up with fabric paint and the end of a bamboo skewer to create an awesome polka dot pattern.
    Get the how-to at Short of Something

  • Scalloped Denim Shorts 6 of 11
    DIY Scalloped Denim Shorts

    Want to rock the denim shorts trend, but not ready to take the plunge into bold patterns or details? Try out these pretty scalloped denim shorts instead - all you need is scissors!
    Get the how-to at Sweet Verbena

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    DIY Crochet + Neon Denim Shorts

    I am crazy about this look in all of its 80s inspired glory. Crochet trim and neon cording take ordinary cut-offs and make them into something extraordinary.
    Get the how-to at Couture Caddy

  • Chalked Denim Shorts 8 of 11
    DIY Chalked Denim Shorts

    How amazing are these denim shorts jazzed up with chalk? Even more amazing? The chalk is only temporary so you can try out new designs every time you wear them.
    Get the how-to at Henry Happened

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    DIY Inked Denim Shorts

    Painter's tape, fabric paint, and a paint brush are the only tools you need to create amazingly cool graphic patterned denim shorts. I love the red color of the denim, too!
    Get the how-to at DIY Raven

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    DIY Crochet Trim Denim Shorts

    Reminiscent of a look popping up in a lot of stores this season, I find these denim shorts dressed up with crochet trim to be too cute for words!
    Get the how-to at SwellMayde

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    DIY Floral Print Denim Shorts

    Crisp white denim gets an on-trend upgrade with the prettiest floral pattern. Recreate the look with a bit of paint and a rubber stamp.
    Get the how-to at SwellMayde

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