Painted Pants DIY

I saw this on Pinterest, so it’s basically stolen *but* one of the best ideas ever.

If you’re like me and have artsy juices flowing but rarely the time or tools to express that energy, or if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, painting your very own pair of pants (or shorts) is the way to go.

Step 1.

Buy the pants.

My tip is to go to your local thrift store and find the comfiest pair of mommy mom jeans one can find.

You can also use overalls. Shorts. Anything with a jean-like material.

2. Get some paints.

Any or acrylic or fabric paint should do. No unnecessary glitter or glue. This is art. Not church camp.

3. Get some brushes.

Preferably from Hobby Lobby, because who doesn’t love the place. It’s like HGTV threw up and God blessed it for being closed on Sunday.

Also preferably the kind of brushes you can throw away or wash easily afterwards because we ain’t about that complicated clean-up life.

4. Things you should probably do but I didn’t do because why waste time when you can paint from the inside. (Idk)

– wash the jeans first

– get a paint mixer pallet

– put a sheet down instead of three small trash bags to protect your carpet


Don’t worry if your flowers look like smudges. You’re thriving. Let the juices flow. Paint what you want people to see on your butt when you walk down the street.

6. Let the paint dry, and turn the pants inside out to wash and dry after.

Or just wear them if you’re like me and are too lazy to wash them.


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