DIY: Polka Dot Pants

DIY Polka Dot Pants!

Yes…More and More Polka Dots! I haven’t done a DIY in a while so I thought I’d put this to the test. I have been really loving the polka dot trend, but haven’t been willing to spend the $30+ dollars on all the polka dot pants I’ve been seeing around. I saw this tutorial on JennyBevlin.Com and decided it was worth a shot!


Supplies:
Fabric Paint (available at your local craft store)
Jeans/ Skinnies 

Sponge ( see below for TIPS)
Polka-Dot Template
Click Here for PDF

Instructions:
*Print off multiple copies of the polka-dot template on card stock, preferably.
*Lay your pants out flat and pick what leg to start on. (I recommend starting on the backside of your pants at the bottom)
*Place the template onto your pants and begin tracing or sponging the paint onto the pants (see tips below)
*Continue this process up the pant leg
*Once you have completed doing an entire side, be sure to let it dry for approximately 4 hours. Be sure to make sure it is dry before flipping it over to do the other side, you don’t want all your hard work to get smeared.
*Continue this process until you have the finished product! Let the paint dry for approximately 72 hours ( just to be safe!). I washed mine inside out and they look great!


Tips:
If you are not a patient person, this is not a project for you. It took me 3 days (off and on) to complete this project and to allow the pants to sufficiently dry.
I slanted my template slightly, instead of having the polka dots go straight across. This was just personal preference; feel free to be creative with it!
It takes a little while to get the hang of painting/sponging the dots, be patient and careful as you do everyone to ensure that it doesn’t smear. I decided not to do the sponge idea because it kept creating a bubbling effect. The fabric paint I bought had a pencil-like end to it so I just traced the dots with pencil, then went over them with the fabric paint to guarantee accuracy.


I am definitely happy I tried out this DIY. It cost me only 3 dollars for the paint and I just used some old colored jeans I had, definitely a cheap DIY. I can’t wait to show them off! Check back soon to see what I wear them with!

XO COURTNEY

9 comments

  1. Wow this is awesome! I will definitely have to try this! Thanks for following my blog, I have followed yours as well :) XO

    Kristin

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  2. This is so cute! I love the bright color of the pants and how it contrasts with the white polka dots!
    ~Sara

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  3. Yes patience would def be needed for that! But if would be totally worth it, this is such a clever idea, I think I might have to add some to my Winter wardrobe!

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  4. Wow, these are absolutely adorable!!! Nice job :)

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  6. Such a cute idea! I have been wanting to make some but wasn't sure how to. Thank you for this post!
    Xoxo Sara

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  7. My daughter is going to try this thanks very much.
    One could actually use this to write words on tee shirts?
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  8. This is a great DIY! So cute and such a good way to play with trendier pieces without having to invest a lot of money. I'm stopping by from the bloggers group and can't wait to get to know you and work together!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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