Last week I shared a super-duper-awesome thrift store find – a lightweight, cropped military jacket in the perfect olive green for only $10! Of course I wanted to jazz it up and considered adding jewels or studs or other such bling. But, in the end, I decided to go with some more subtle embellishment that wouldn’t go out of style.
See what I did after the jump!
I used thin paracord rope that I got at the hardware store! Most hardware stores have this in tons of colors and patterns at only 20 cents per foot!! I can’t wait to use it to make some jewelry but another day, another post =)
If you can handle basic stitching, you can do this DIY!
Step 1 – Decide where I wanted to place my rope and cut it to size.
Step 2 – Keep the cut rope ends from fraying. Some of my rope stayed pretty intact when cut and only needed a dab of Fray Check to keep it from unravelling. But, with other kinds of rope, you may need to melt the cut ends with a lighter.
Step 3 – Stitch the rope onto the jacket using matching thread.
TADA! I’ve been wearing this jacket just about non-stop since it goes with everything.
See? I tried to pose for photos on a walk outside and bless my boyfriend’s heart for trying but I’m terrible at it. This is why I’ll never be a fashion blogger =)