A few days ago, at the tail end of another tutorial, I showed these cute blue jean pendants.
I want to give them their own post, 'cause they are charming, casual and frugal. This is a great project for tweens, teens and kids-at-heart. Case in point:
(That's my friend Kim. Isn't she cute, rocking her blue jean necklace?)
Here's how to make a painted denim pendant:
Use any type of paint - it doesn't have to be a fabric paint. In fact, non-fabric paint is best, because it will stiffen up and give the pendant some starch. I used a mini paint set from the Dollar Store - came with its own brush.
The three simple steps:
Step one is optional, but it makes your paints stand out from the background: start with a pale base color, and let it dry before adding more colors. I liked the denim showing through, so I didn't cover the fabric completely.
I have been wearing mine all summer. Love it like a comfy old pair of jeans.
Kim's pendant is even simpler. Instead of paint, I simply drew a doodle flower with several colors of Sharpie. Then punched it up with tiny white dots of dimensional paint:
Trim away the excess denim, and that's it! Yes, it may fray a bit. But the rough edges are part of the casual fun of this look.
Turn your cute flower into a pendant in a flash with that super easy tutorial I mentioned. I hope you have fun!
Hmm. Writing this has me planning more blue jean ideas - I am off to raid the rag bag for denim. If I have run out, y'all better back away from the crazy lady with the scissors...
Because no jeans are safe.