Sunday, August 26, 2012

"x" marks the spot || diy

DIY PANTS inspired by here! i wasn't sure how much use they would get for the price so i decided to create my own. but please do invest in the real pair if you truly think your child will wear them often enough. my look is a much cheaper looking version so keep that in mind, and shop here  if you aren't satisfied with the outcome.

things you need:
painter's tape
a fun "pop" paint color
a skinny paint brush
pants that you are willing to ruin if things go wrong (you just never know...) 
places to buy cheap pants: zara, old navy, target or h&m

place the pants on child and find where the knee is, mark your painter's tape above and below the section, in which, you want to paint the "x" within

take pants off of child and double check your markings and be sure this looks like the space you have intended. 

free hand it, I am not a perfectionist and I love when things are quirky and slightly askew. Now I used waffle pants so I was not able to make smooth lines, but that went with the original texture of the pant so I was ok with it. 

let dry. then remove tape.

**WARNING** I have no idea how these will wash up. they were cheap enough that i was totally ok with risking it. these are not a long term keepsake to me so i didn't look into which paint i was using. i just had this color lying around. if you are concerned about that then PLEASE look into fabric paint or something durable for wash and wear. this was a cheap investment to me and was treated as such.


faces said...

What a cute idea-your so creative! He looks adorable in these!

Eva said...

love this

ruffledsnob said...

Faces and Eva, thank you so much! If you make a pair I would love to see how they turned out! please feel free to email it to me or post on our facebook wall!

Dawnelle @ Just Dawnelle said...

OOh what a fun fun idea... I am in love and headed out to find some inexpensive leggings for my little one today!! Thank you for sharing!