Wednesday, 6 June 2012

DIY Striped Shorts vs The Inspiration

The Inspiration vs The DIY 

Top Shop's Striped Denim Shorts in Mint                             DIY Striped Shorts in Mint 

Materials Needed:
 A pair of old White Jeans 
Masking tape  
Spray paint

Try on the pants, decide what length you want your shorts to be, mark this spot with a pencil.
Take off pants,  cut one leg, fold the cut leg on top of the uncut so they become the same length and cut the second leg. 

Lay your shorts on a flat surface, and begin taping.  I started with  the front middle and work my way around the shorts, make sure you are running a finger down each piece of placed tape with firm pressure, this will ensure the paint does leak under your tape.

Place your shorts on a surface that is okay to spray paint on, lightly spray one side of the shorts.  You will have to wait for the first side to dry before doing the second, there should be a drying time on the back of your spray paint. 
                                                           Repeat on the back side of the shorts. 

Peel tape and Rock!  

Xo Austere


  1. Did you use a certain type of spray paint or is it just any kind, just for when you wash the shorts? Love this DIY by the way. Have been trying to figure out what to do with some old jeans so this is perfect!
    Oh and I would love if you could check out my shorts inspiration post and maybe share your thoughts..(it's a new blog mind with only a couple of posts, but I'm hard at work!)

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  3. Love the DIY! Best way to recycle clothing and be creative with our style! Will defiantly have to try this! xx dani


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