DIY: Beach up your Denim

FILLES A PAPAYou may have seen the FILLES A PAPA denim collection gracing the pages of Grazia or Streetstyle blogs recently and I have totally fallen for them. I love the 80’s style embroidery and slogans theyhave used they look great on these bleached, distressed denim shorts, jeans and jacket. I sadly can’t afford to spend £150 + on a pair of jeans so I thought I would try my hand at making my own pair of Graffiti style shorts and show you the process to!DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014To get started with this look you need:

1) 1 pair of shorts or jeans ( I loved these ones from New Look so thought I would use them)

2) a pencil

3) a drawingpPad

4) and a fabric PenDIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014It’s a good idea to firstly stretch out your chosen words and pictures that you want to use as you don’t want to make any mistakes when using the fabric pen.  I did practice a few times before I started and I even started by drawing a palm tree on the back of the shorts so I could see that it would come out ok.  You can also draw on the shorts with the pencil first so you don’t have to draw free hand.DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014Once I have drawn my palm trees, I then added slogans like ‘Club Tropicana‘ and ‘Sun Dweller‘.  I scattered these in various places as I didn’t want it to look too messy and manic.  DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014 DIY Denim Bunnipunch 2014And there you go! It’s a really easy DIY to do yourself and it really gives a pair of shorts an uplift and some character! Why not try it yourself and please share your pictures and links with me as I would love to see what you come up with!

Images by Lois and Gary Spencer-Tracey

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