How to DIY Your Own Paint Splattered Jeans

Paint Splattered Jeans and Shopping

I’m not the shop-a-holic kind of gal. I mean, I really dislike having to take a load of clothes to the dressing room and juggle the big change session, messing up the frizzy hair that I had only JUST tamed down before leaving for the store, and sorting through the pile only to forget where I laid that ONE item that actually DID fit!

Trying to keep the “cool mum” status in tact!

Nevertheless, I do like to try my best to look decent when I go out, especially having teens who can be the toughest critics, and who knows we all need to prevent the eye-rolling and embarrassment if we want to stay in the “cool mum” category. We try, ladies, we try!

So on a recent shopping trip which wasn’t for me anyway, it was to purchase gifts for my hubby for Father’s Day with my girls, we happened to be looking in the clothing shops. I noticed several styles of jeans featuring one of my favourite products – PAINT!

I’m talking paint splatters – no way – that’s like me in my work clothes – seriously?!

Oh yeah, baby – you KNOW what I was thinking already don’t you? Ha ha!

Paint splattered JeansPaint Splattered Jeans are a Thing?!

Sure enough, you don’t have to look too far on the WWW’s to find that paint splattered distressed jeans are a THING you guys!

So I knew I needed to dig out my favourite comfy work jeans – and I’ll have you know that I’m a VERY neat painter – so therefore, my jeans did NOT support the current trend and were in need of a little help …

How to DIY Paint Splattered Jeans:

This DIY project is so easy you’ll be able to paint AND wear your jeans on the same day – no kidding, I did!

Step 1

  • Lay your jeans out flat.

paint splattered jeans

Step 2

  • Choose a paint colour. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Lamp White. I recommend you use an acrylic paint.
  • Using a cotton bud, dip it into your paint and create paint spots in random places on your jeans.
  • As well as the dots, I dipped my cotton bud into the paint and flicked the dripping paint onto the jeans in more random places.

paint-splat-jeans-5444 paint-splat-jeans-5447Step 3:

  • In some places, I smeared the paint.paint-splat-jeans-5449 paint-splat-jeans-5448paint-splat-jeans-5446 paint-splat-jeans-5445

Step 4:

  • Flip your jeans over to the back side and continue painting in random places until you are happy with the outcome.

Here’s the finished look:

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Feel free to pin the image above to your DIY craft boards on Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here.

Did you catch my Hometalk DIY Live Demo last week?

If you missed my DIY Live demo on Hometalk this week, you can catch it here. I show you how to use the new Fresco medium from Fusion Mineral Paint to create an old world, rustic, weathered texture on your furniture, walls, signs or even ordinary plastic pots!

Have a great week everyone.


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  • Reply
    September 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Ha I knew it wouldn’t belong before we became fashionable, ripped jeans are sooo yesterday. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    • Reply
      September 19, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Of course, Toni!! 😉 You’re welcome.

  • Reply
    Elisabeth Crowe
    September 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    Firstly I totally agree about the change room scenario. I, too, have the curly, frizzy mop which must be tamed prior to the shopping (mis)adventure. Messing it all up in a change room simply does my head in! Ha ha. Pun intended. I’d rather be op-shopping or council strip cruising!

    Painted jeans! At least they may prove a tad more modest than the ripped ones! It reminded me of my most recent trip to the dentist. I’d been renovating a room at home, so had on my paint-splattered King Gee, khaki overalls. I practically live in these things, so they are very well splattered! I couldn’t be bothered changing into something more apt, as I’d only have to change back within the hour after the appointment. So I’m lying there on the examination couch, and the dentist says, quite enthusiastically, “Hey! I like your overalls!”. Needless to say I assumed he was being facetious. Then he said, “No, seriously, they look great! You could market them! I love them!”. So, I reckon it’s my dentist who has funded the whole painted jeans trend!

    Thanks for the tutorial, but this time, I didn’t need one! 🙂 I reckon my overall art is definitely a Jackson Pollock!

    Cheers, Liz.

    • Reply
      September 20, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Haha, Liz. (chuckling to myself) Your Dentist is so ‘on trend’! Go the frizzy hair – and yes, totally relate to the “rather be op-shopping” comment. 😉

  • Reply
    September 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Great blog- glad I found you!

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