Monday, May 2, 2011

Diy: Spike trench

I know the last thing on anyones mind is wearing a trench during the up coming months, but i just thought i share this pretty neat DIY project courtesy of psimadethis. I haven't tried it yet, but i'll be making it too as soon as i get the needed supplies, which doesn't seem like much, anyways - walmart or any supply store should have all you'll need. Spike trench done by oneself sounds like a super fun and awesome idea, plus it save a ton of money (Burberry spiked trench goes for $3,595).

How to:

Reach for lots of chopsticks or kebab sticks (use anywhere from 50-100 pairs or more if you crave more spike-age).  Using a handsaw (carefully) or power table saw (any sharp cutting device would do) and cut down chopsticks tops.  If you don’t feel comfortable with a saw, try heavy duty clippers.

In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the spikes, gold with gold spray paint.  Wait till dry, flip over- and spray to cover.

Use chalk to outline where you would want the spikes to go.

Use droplets of hot glue (i would use a glue gun for this) on the bottoms of the spikes, place down- and hold for a few seconds till they set.  Remove any straggly glue hair strands, let dry for about 10 mins.
And your spike trench is complete.
ps: You can also try this on other materials, if trench coats are not your thing.

Tiny Miyo


Nubiasnonsense said...

This is amazing! I wish I had enough time to do it.

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The Corner Shop said...

3,000? Hot Damn! DIY seems like a very good idea! But i doubt this spiked trend is here to stay. I love it best on shoes though


M & Em said...

I would never have guessed those were chopsticks! That's pretty freakin' awesome.