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Blake Lively is beautiful. And her style is right on point too. And her painted pants blew us out of the water! So you know what? You should have a pair of Blake Lively inspired painted jeans too!
YES, YOU SHOULD HAVE A PAIR OF BLAKE LIVELY INSPIRED PAINTED JEANS TOO
You know you want them! I don’t know about you but I don’t have $495 to spend on one pair of pants. So what do we do when we want something way out of reach of our budget? We find a way to make it ourselves!
This post is inspired by my sister-in-law. She was the one to first introduce me to Blake Lively’s painted pants. She made me a pair out of a pair of vintage Levis. And they turned out amazing! So I got thinking, how fun would it be to make a pair for each of my girls?! So I asked S and G if they wanted a pair and of course they said yes. So we began.
Now this tutorial is not ground-breaking by an means. But what makes our tutorial special is that my girls were able to help! I come up with lots of projects for me to do myself but rarely do I come up with ones that the girls can help with. And since strengthening family relationships, spending more time together, and making time to do fun things for myself (this project killed three birds with one stone) were major motivating factors to starting this blog, I wanted to do some projects that the kids could help with.
Our pants don’t look exactly like hers, but we love them. That is one of the great things about DIY projects. You can make them your own. And the girls love them and in the end that is all that matters. And I want them to know that they did an amazing job! I want them to enjoy creating and have confidence that they can create amazing things!
* a pair of boyfriend style jeans
If you need ideas of what would work, here are some ideas. How cute would these be for little girls?!! Here is a good pair for women.
* paint (we used acrylic but fabric paint would work just as well. We probably should have added a fabric paint medium to our paint but we forgot. So if you use acrylic, use a fabric paint medium also) The colors are up to you. If you are re-creating Blake Lively’s pants exactly then you will want white, a darker pink, a light pink, and black.
* paint brushes and a foam paint brush (You want something with a round stick for the handle. A foam brush should have this or a dowel would also).
* newspaper or something to put under your pants while you paint them
Now, if you are still hesitating, maybe even wondering why you would need a pair of pants like this in your life, let me provide you with some reasons.
WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A PAIR OF PAINTED PANTS
So there you have it. How to make your own pair and why you should do exactly that. Now go and do it!!!!
***Not sure how to wear your new favorite pants? Check out this post here for 18 outfit ideas to get you started!