DIY Splatter Paint Pants

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I’m starting to worry that Luke is already entering the “terrible two’s” stage. He’s the sweetest thing but man, can he throw a fit! If I don’t give him what he wants at that moment on to the screaming we go! For example, for lunch today all he wanted was a banana. No matter that I had already made him a perfectly good meal. And he was not going to stop screaming until he got that banana (thank goodness at least it was something healthy). It’s so hard to figure out what is the best way to act. We’ve been trying the “cry room” which he’s maybe still a little young for but I’m not sure what else to do. I try so hard not to give in to him. If you have any advice please send it my way! Mommy Tori is really learning the meaning of PATIENCE!
On a better note, I made Luke some of the CUTEST pants (if I do say so myself). They were inspired by another fabulous blog called, Holden On Baby (I actually made her stamped pants as well which I’ll show in another post). Daddy Russ isn’t a fan of them, unfortunately. His reaction was, “Can’t he just wear Wranglers or something?!” But I still couldn’t resist! On to the DIY….
There is a major trend going on right now regarding splatter paint prints. Well, now you don’t have to go fork out a bunch of dough! Just make your own! This tutorial would totally work on “big girl” pants as well!
Choose any color of fabric paint that you’d like! I went with a black, white and metallic grey. I found these awesome grey pants at Target on a clearance rack!
Go to town with your first color. Don’t worry about being neat. Then just repeat with your other colors! Be careful to make sure the cap doesn’t come off your paint (that totally happened to me and it made a HUGE mess)
Now just make sure they are good and dry. A couple notes…these aren’t going to wash well. I’d recommend hand washing.
Struttin’ his stuff in his new pants!
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16 comments :

  • christina

    these pants are too cute! i’m for sure making some soon!

  • Andrea

    Those are really cute pants!!! I am going to have to make some for Cash!

  • Erica

    Pined for you, Love it

  • Alvina Castro

    he looks so cute in them!

  • Tia

    These are SO cute! I wonder which colors would look best for a little girl? Something girly but with an edge? Maybe I could add glitter?? Thanks for sharing!

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Oh you could do some awesome ones for a little girl! Black pants with fuchsia and white come to mind. They have fabric glue with glitter so that would totally add some extra fabulousness! Would love to see pictures of your girl’s pants! Feel free to share on my Facebook page: facebook.com/thesTORIbook

  • Nina

    You know what I would do whenever my little guy would only want fruits and not the meal I prepped? I would put the fruit and the meal on the same spoon and hand it to him haha. However weird of a combination it was, he was more okay with this “compromise.” After a few bites I stopped putting the banana on the spoon and just let him finish the meal before offering him the rest of the banana.

    Hang in there Mama! I know how crazy it can be when they start testing us. And yes, terrible twos totally start earlier than 2! I think Luke might be entering that stage just about now if he’s like my son.

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      That’s a good idea, Nina! I’m totally going to try it! He’s so strong-willed! Luke’s 17-months so I really think he’s moving in to that stage. It’s almost like it happens over night. It’s so crazy that you can totally tell that most of the issue is that they can’t just communicate and are frustrated by it.

  • Sara Phillips

    Those are ADORABLE!! I don’t think my 8 or 4 year old would wear them, though! :(

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      You never know!! Use some jeans from a resale shop so they are cheap in case they decide to not wear them.

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