DIY Cherry Blossom Art on Jeans – Transform a boring looking jeans into a gorgeous fashion statement that your teen can flaunt just in time for back to school.
Head to your closet and pick that pair of jeans (or denim shorts or jacket) in desperate need of a little TLC. Pick up the paint of your choice and brushes at your local craft store and get ready to get your inner artist on. Follow the steps in our video to bring your discarded denim back to life just in time for back to school.
DIY Cherry Blossom Art on Jeans – Back to School DIY
- Fevicryl Fabric Colors – Burnt Sienna, Black, White, Sap Green & Deep Bril Purple. You can use any Acrylic Colors but you might need a Fabric Medium to seal the colors on Fabric.
- Kids jeans or Jeggings in a darker shade.
- Large & small paintbrush
- Q-tips or Ear Buds
- tarp/surface covering – Old Newspapers work too
Video Tutorial –
STEPS for the DIY Cherry Blossom Art
Protect your surface from the paint with old newspapers, tarp or plastic sheet.
To prevent bleeding, insert a cardboard, butter paper or a thick layer of old newspaper
Paint a tree skeleton onto the pants with the black paint using a medium brush. Use a smaller paintbrush and brown paint to create branches. I recommend concentrating them in only a few places. Let it dry and repeat on the opposite back pocket.
Start by pouring out some white & Pink paint in a palette or paper plate. Use an earbud to mix lightly. Paint lots of cherry blossoms with light pink paints where you placed the branches. Each one should have five petals. Then, add some strokes of dark pinks and white sparingly.
Give your back pocket some blossoming details. We also decided to add a branch to the lower leg.
Using an earbud add smaller leaves using small strokes of Sap green paint.
With the jeans flat on a covered surface, use white Fabric paint and a large paintbrush that is damp to create a splatter effect. First, scoop a generous amount of paint on the brush and flick it above the jeans. You can also add some brushstrokes to give a vintage denim look. A good way to get a good splatter is to hit the top edge of your paintbrush. Also, the paint will go everywhere so make sure you have a drop cloth underneath and around your jeans.
Wait for the front to dry and flip your jeans to the back. Repeat the splatter paint art at the back too!
Let your pants dry completely for a couple days and then they are ready to wear & flaunt. Miss P looked really pretty in them too.
Painting a pair of jeans is an easy way to take a wardrobe staple to the next level! You can also paint an old pair of jeans to breathe new life into them. There are a few different ways to paint a pair of jeans, such as splatter painting, using stencils, and freehand painting. Try painting a new or used pair of jeans to add an exciting new item to your wardrobe.