I've been obsessed with Pom Pom shorts since I saw them in Bali last year and now I'm seeing pairs pop up everywhere! So, why not DIY a set to rock this summer? (PS, it's so easy!)
I've been seeing a slew of different styles online, with all different price points, but the DIY pair I'm going to show you is only going to cost around $5. Seriously.
Check out the easy steps...
First, the shorts. I found these for $4.99 at Ross! (Peep the tag below...)
They were the perfect breezy, elasticky pair of shorts that would make for the best base for my DIY. And the color...right up my coral loving alley!
I used ivory pom pom trim by May Arts and found a matching pinkish thread to use for stitching.
This is totally something you can use a sewing machine for or even fabric glue - I went with some hand stitching to keep the trim affixed to the edge of the shorts.
Basic straight stitches all around the circumference of the shorts legs. It's something you can craft on a car ride, on the plane, or while watching the newest season of Orange is the New Black from the comfort of your couch. :)
In no time, the pom pom shorts were complete!
I think they totally rival the inspiration shorts I found online!
Totally budge-friendly and SO perfect for the hot summer temps!
My new friend agrees.
Now I want to make them in every color!
But these are such a fun way to elevate a basic garment into something a little more special with some basic embellishing. Summer craft success!