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Flower print jeans made with stencils and fabric paint - perfect for spring & summer!
I've been experimenting with stencils quite often lately, so I couldn't help but make a flower printed garment for the season. The great part of this project is that you can use any stencil you'd like (leaves? daisies? filigree?) and in any color you desire.

I tend to mix girly and not-so-girly concepts together; the design is feminine, so I purposely found a pair of jeans that were a bit loose fitting. More or less "boyfriend" style jeans. I actually thrifted them for about $8! This particular combination creates a nice juxtaposition. Skinny jeans would be a nice alternative, or even denim shorts!

Posted by Kirsten Nunez from New York, New York, United States • Published See Kirsten Nunez's 17 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:

    Large flower stencil, flat sponge brush

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 2
    Step 2

    Supplies:

    Jeans, white fabric paint

    Also:

    Masking tape!

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 3
    Step 3

    1) Tape the stencil onto the jeans.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 4
    Step 4

    2) Apply paint with the brush. Don't add too much!

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 5
    Step 5

    Having a fairly light hand might be more ideal for this project. Missing some spots here and there will give it a more rugged, worn in look. Obviously it depends what you're going for, but don't worry if each flower isn't perfect.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 6
    Step 6

    3) Let dry, and repeat on random areas on the jeans.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 7
    Step 7

    4) Try adding flowers on the sides, overlapping the seam. Before you start the back side, make sure the front is completely dry.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 8
    Step 8

    5) If you would like, take a paintbrush and draw pointed ovals - also known as leaves! - in between the flowers.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Floral Jeans - Step 9
    Step 9

    I think the key aspect to these jeans is to not think too much about the random placement of each flower. Maybe it's just me, but I tend to subconsciously create a systematic pattern without realizing it. I like the miscellaneous placement of the flowers; it adds a fun touch to the piece.

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Daisy Setzer
Daisy Setzer · Lisse, Zuid-Holland, NL
That is so awesome!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
They're gorgeous!
Kirsten Nunez
Kirsten Nunez · New York, New York, US · 21 projects
Thanks Cat! xoxo
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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Very cute!
Kirsten Nunez
Kirsten Nunez · New York, New York, US · 21 projects
Thanks! xo
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