Monday, December 31, 2012

makin' it monday // DIY patterned pants

i am SO excited about this week's project! it came out so much better than i hoped, i'm considering doing it to more pieces in norah's (and maybe my) closet!

let's get started:

for the triangle pants:
1. rip small pieces of tape (about 1 1/2 inches) and arrange them in a random way on the front of the pants. 
2. with your fabric paint of choice, paint inside your shapes using a small foam brush. 
3. let sit for a few hours until completely dry, flip over, and repeat steps 1 & 2 on the back.
4. wait 24 hours and wear!

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for the heart "knee-patch" pants:
1. using a cookie cutter (or stencil, whatever you've got), lightly trace your shape onto the pants using a pencil. before doing this i stuck a piece of cardboard in the pants so it would be easier to write.

2. very carefully, paint your stenciled shape onto the pants
3. wait 24 hours and wear!

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the finished products plus BONUS: bunny sweatshirt!


  1. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects--so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we've already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    Hope to see you there!

  2. I've done the potato stamping but using painters tape and cookie cutters is a great idea! And that sweatshirt is crazy adorable!! Good job! I found your blog from your shop profile on instagram, fyi. :) I have one too but am so inconsistent. This is Heidi from ottoandadelaide. ;)