Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Upcycled Leggings

My oldest, McKenzie, is 7 going on 17 which means she's a bit of a diva! The days of buying her clothes and dressing her how I want are over. If she doesn't like it, she isn't wearing it.

Her style? Anything with patterns or sparkle!

So, the day I brought home plain leggings {what was I thinking?!} she informed me she would never wear them. I decided to accept that challenge and give those plain ol' leggings a makeover!

Here's what you'll need:

{or garment of choice}

Fabric paint

{I used my cricut to cut out a heart shape on card stock}


It's so super easy you may not be able stop!

Now, I did one half at a time going all the way down one leg before starting the other side, but the process is up to you. Just figure out your pattern, lay out your stencil and start sponging on paint! The paint doesn't have to go on perfect every single time either. Some of my hearts were darker or filled in more than others.

And TA-DA!!

Uber cute, right?! Well, guess what? McKenzie thought so! She just couldn't wait to put them on and make an appearance on the blog :)

I want to know how you upcycled your own article of clothing!
So, leave me a comment and tell me all about it!


  1. Thank you for linking up to the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party Last week. Hope to see you and your Awesome ideas tonight at 7 EST!