Embrace your inner feisty feline

Embrace your inner feisty feline

 

MEEEOW!!  Another one of my favourites which I saw on Brit & Co (Mr. Kate – Link provided below) are these super cute “do it yourself” cut-off leopard print shorts.  I’ve added the pictures and video as well (from Mr. Kate) below. These shorts are super easy to make all you will need are the following items:
  • pair of denim shorts
  • fabric dye – optional
  • salt
  • plastic tub or bucket that you don’t mind staining
  • fabric paint in tan and black
  • paint brush
DO IT!:
  • mix your dye in your plastic tub by using half a bottle of dye per every 3 gallons of warm/hot water.
  • stir in a cup of salt to the dye mixture.
  • wet your shorts in clean warm water and then submerge them in the dye mixture. you can leave them in for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how deep you want the color. i left mine in for the full 30 minutes.
  • remove and rinse your shorts well in clean water until the water runs clear. pop them in the dryer to set the color and dry your shorts!
  • with your paintbrush, paint your spots using the tan color first to create the placement and base color of your leopard/cheetah print. try varying the size and spacing of the spots to get a very organic look. let dry.
  • outline your tan spots using your black fabric paint and paintbrush. look at the guide to help you with the different styles of spots. some have 3 sides outlined with black, some have two and some have just one spot of black.
  • let dry and raaaawr!

 

 

 

Follow Mr. Kate on her fabulous blog! –> http://www.mrkate.com/2012/07/22/diy-style-leopard-print-shorts/

 

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