polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans


polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

Polka dots is a  trendy pattern this season! This is a good news, because it is really easy to make it yourself. Here is my DIY for you 🙂

I bought this pair of ordinary skinny jeans at a second hand store for $5.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

To do stamping, I used the same tools that I got when did my first stamped denim.

There was still some paint left from the last time. I decided to use the dark blue one to achieve a bit subtle ornament. Since I wanted to make dots, I needed to use cylindrical objects as stampers. Something like… wine corks!

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

I tried two different corks, one made of the natural material and one made of plastic. The plastic cork worked the best: it gave round and neat dots. The middle of the dots turned out to be lighter than the edges, but this imperfection only gave the pattern some interesting character.

I also tried two different layouts and chose the checkerboard one.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

Let’s stamp!

I stretched the top of the pants and put a flat wooden board inside. To obtain the best result, it was important to make the surface even.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

When I ran out of the paint, I added more and started to stamp in the opposite direction, from the down up to the top. It helped to keep the intensity of the pattern evenly distributed over the item.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

The front part got done! Flipped the jeans to make the back.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

After stamping was finished, the paint needed to get fixed.

Fixing by ironing was long and inconvenient, so I used the oven the same way as the last time. I baked the pants for 5 min on each side with the temperature 300F.

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

And here come my upcycled jeans!

The pattern does not look very bold, but I like it this way. It is bright enough to attract the attention 🙂

polka Dot Stamped Second hand Denim DIY

Happy stamping!

Fonts used in the pictures: Subway Novella4yeostamp.

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