Embellished Chambray Shirt


Made by Ashley from Betsy Crocker 

I’m about to give up my best kept secret when it comes to buying button up shirts. I’ve only ever shared this with one other person, so use it wisely and share with extreme caution because once you tell people what I’m about to tell you, all bets are off. Ok, here it goes…

Betsy Crocker: DIY Embellished Chambray Shirt


I picked up this chambray shirt on a quick trip to Target…in the little boys section! They had the same exact shirt in the women’s section, but it had pearl buttons (which I didn’t want anyways) and was $22. This one was only $12. Is your mind blown or what?!

I love a good chambray shirt as much as the next girl, but this one was a little too plain for me since I already had another one at home. But that’s nothing a little glue and a few buttons can’t fix. I pulled out my stash sent to me by Lots of Buttons and got to work.

Here’s what you’ll need
Shirt to embellish
Jewel It glue
Wire cutters
Nail file

Betsy Crocker: DIY Embellished Chambray Shirt

First things first, you’ll need to remove the shank (if there is one) from the back of the buttons. I didn’t get to take a picture of this step, but you pretty much just take the wire cutters and snap it off. Then I used a nail file to get off any remaining pieces. You want the buttons to be as flat as you can get them, but if it’s not perfect it’s ok.

Betsy Crocker: DIY Embellished Chambray Shirt


I laid out a few different designs to see what I liked best and mirrored it on the other side. Before I started gluing I put a paper towel under each side of the collar just in case the glue soaked through. It doesn’t look like it did, but better safe than sorry! I also applied the glue with a q-tip since you really only need a small amount. Lay flat and let dry over night.

The bottle says you should be able to wash the shirt without the buttons coming off. They do feel very secure, but I don’t want to take my chances.  I’d suggest spot cleaning, but I’m terribly messy and will no doubt need to wash it at some point so I will let you know how it holds up. But it did already survive a long night of dancing!

Betsy Crocker: DIY Embellished Chambray Shirt



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