DIY Blake Lively Jeans
Hello darling! Happy April! I’m so happy it is finally not March (my least favorite month). March just always seems to draaaag on. No worries though, it is finally April and the flowers are hopefully going to start popping out like jack-in-the-boxes.
I’ve been wanting to try and DIY a pair of jeans for the longest time. I always see this epic post from brit.co floating around Pinterest, so I decided to try it out for myself. After hunting high and low for a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans at Marshall’s, I finally found this pair made by Abercrombie Fitch. If you want to find my exact pair you can look high and low for it at Marshall’s or find a similar pair here, here, here, and here.
Since I already had acrylic paint, I decided to use that and paint on my jeans. I started out with a glob of white paint and just splattered it all over the front and back of my jeans. To get a more “painty” look I started just rubbing the faded paint brunch of the pockets and edges of my jeans.
Tip: Make it easier to splatter the paint get a big brush and glob a ton of the paint with the brush tip. Also, it is going to fling back at you so be prepared!
For the tree branch, I decided to use a thin brush to make the branch first. I put one on my left back pocket, bottom left leg, and right upper thigh. To make the flowers, I mixed 4-5 pinks and purples in order to get a colored contrast.
Tip: It is really hard to use a brush for this process (trust me, I tried), so I tried a plethora of Q-tips instead. They really helped blend the different colors together.
After I painted my jeans, I wanted 24 hours for it to dry. Since I used acrylic, I wanted to figure out how I could make sure the paint wouldn’t wash off or flick off when I washed them. This blog recommended that using heat can actually set the paint. So, I really didn’t want to use an iron because I didn’t know if it would ruin it. The blog recommended putting it in the the oven for a very low temperature. So, I did and now my paint is pretty secure.
As for the rest of my outfit, I wanted to keep it really light like my pants. I opted for a white button down from American Eagle and a lace bandeau from Francesca’s (the white is sold in stores). I also wanted to add a little bit of fun with my pointed flats.
Would you ever paint a pair of jeans? My next adventure would be trying to recreate the Ralph Lauren painted Jeans. They look as if an artist kept touching his or her leg because the paint is coated on the thighs in various colors. Also, the rips in the jeans are also strung together with string. Let me know in the comments if you would ever paint a pair of your own jeans!
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That’s surprisingly so cute!! I might have to give this a try!
Thank you! Let me know if you end up trying it 🙂
I like the jeans! I had no idea you actually splattered paint on it till you mentioned it lol
Thank you so much! Oh goodness, I’m glad I mentioned it then haha!
Haha yeh that’s just mean you are so talented! The paint looks soo good I thought it’s the original lol! Thank you for the follow on Ig! 😊
Awe are too sweet! I love your content- Instagram and blog posts ☺️￼
Thank you Logan! You are the sweet one 💕
I love these so much!! Great job! I love a good DIY on some denim! 😍
Thank you so much 😊
I cannot believe you did that! They turned out amazing. I do not know if I have the talent for that, haha
Awe I bet you so! When there is a will there is a way! Thank you for your lovely comment ☺️
These are amazing! That’s so impressive that you painted them yourself. They turned out so well and they definitely don’t look like they were a DIY project!
You are just a ball of niceness! Thank you so much Ciara!
I love the jeans! It is so cool that you painted them! Great DIY!
Thank you Valerie! 🙂
This is so cool! I didnt think of painting on denim, but now I am seriously considering it 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! It is definitely a fun activity
These are such rad jeans! You did an awesome job with the DIY, and I love how you styled the whole look.
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Thank you so much Kathryn! You are so sweet!
This is so cute, love them!
Thank you! 😊
They are AH-MAZING!!!!
You’re too sweet! Thank you! 🙂
great work ! they look amazing 🙂
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Thank you! I love them ☺️