Hi guys, I’m so excited that Bre has asked me to contribute to her already awesome blog and I really hope you enjoy my posts! For my first DIY I thought I would start off with something pretty easy that I think will be super trendy this season…polka dotted jeans!

THE SUPPLIES
• A pair of jeans or pants- could be pair you already have or, if you’re like me, this is an excuse to buy a new pair. If you do buy a new pair, make sure to wash and dry them before hand.
Circular sponge brush
• 2 or 3 sheets of vellum
Fabric paint
• Cutting board or ruler
Circular punch (I used a 1″ punch, but you can use whatever size you like best!)

SUPPLIES NOT PICTURED
• Dish or palette for your paint
• Hairdryer

01. The way I put the dots on the jeans was by using a stencil I made, however if you’d like it would be super easy to use the circle sponge brush to get the dots on there. I considered it but I wanted my dots to have pretty crisp edges and also wanted to make sure they were spaced evenly.

To make the stencil I first punch out a couple dots from a spare sheet of paper, put them on my cutting board and then laid the velum over top to mark the edges and center of the dots. I did this over the whole sheet of vellum and made sure that my first row at the top of the paper only had halves of the dots, this will make it easier for you to line up the stencil with already painted dots later on.

02. Once your vellum is marked punch out as many dots your punch will allow you to reach.

03. Fold the vellum so the crease runs through the center of your dot marks and use the marks to punch through the folded paper. Continue this until all of the dots are punched out.

04. Unfold the vellum and take a second to try to flatten out the creases as much as possible. It doesn’t have to be perfectly flat but the flatter the better. Repeat steps 1–4 to make one or two more stencils like your first one. The paint will make the paper a little wrinkly so you want to have replacements as you go.

05. You’re almost ready to start painting! Start at the top/front of the jeans and try to line up the straight edge of the stencil to the weave of the jeans.

06. Start dabbing your paint over the stencil. I like the distressed look so I dabbed more paint over some dots than others.

07. Keep on going and lining up your stencil as best you can each time! I worked all the way to the seams over the whole front. Made sure the paint was super dry then lined up the dots on the seams up to do the backs. Easy! It may be a good idea to blow dry the paint one leg at a time because (believe me) this stuff will trick you and smear really easily if it’s not totally dry.

Once your jeans are all dry your ready to show ‘em off!

GUEST COLUMNIST / ANDREA FAIRSERVICE
Andrea Fairservice is a designer & blogger who is always bursting at the seams with inspiration and is known by her friends as a “gatherer.” She shoots and develops the Do It Yourself column.
  1. Jamy says:

    what a fantastic project! i adore polka dots and will definitely have to try this.

  2. Brianna says:

    What a great post! Going to try this asap :) Also what a nice style addition to the blog Bre! Fits right in with your other beautiful ideas.

  3. anto says:

    Great diy! so easy and fun. It was a really pleasant surprise to find a diy here :)

  4. Kate says:

    These are pretty much the cutest thing ever. Great post, I’ve never seen polka dotted jeans before!

  5. This is the cutest polka dot DIy I’ve seen, yet! :) Love it to bits!!

  6. Miki says:

    I absolutely love this! I should try it soon ;).

    And I think I need to start following this blog! ;D

    Miki.

  7. Noor says:

    I LOVE THIS and I love that your now doing DIY projects that rocks :)
    I am going to try this as soon as I find a pair of jeans that fit just right.

    Noor
    Little Pink Strawberries

  8. Kristin B says:

    Um, how adorable are these?! Look forward to seeing more of what this creative lady has to offer in future posts around these parts. :D
    x K

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  12. oooh wow, these are gorgeous! i want to try it!! thank’s for sharing! xo

  13. Love this!! I’ve been wanting to do the bleach pen polka dot look but can’t find a big enough bleach pen… don’t want pindots. I guess those sponges are perfect!!

  14. megan says:

    gotta ask: how’ve they held up? does the paint flake off or anything when you wash them? I’d love to try this, but I’m curious if it lasts

  15. Sam says:

    Hey, great tutorial! I linked to your post on my blog here:

    http://samsterstyle.blogspot.ca/2013/06/more-links.html

  16. Amanda says:

    I’m super excited to make these!