This easy Hand Painted Baby Pants tutorial will turn a plain pair of inexpensive baby pants into a fun trendy set of pants they can wear on any occasion.
I love unique clothing for my kids. However, it can become pricey keeping up with all the cutest fashion trends. One of my favorite ones are painted pants. If you go through Instagram chances are you will be able to see tons of pictures of the cutest babies wearing the cutest pants and leggings around painted with even cuter designs. So I decided to try my hand at my own pants. Now believe it or not it took me about 4 tries to get this right. I used various paint types and ideas but this one was the one that worked best. I even tried airbrushing it on but that was a whole disaster that resulted in a ruined manicure and black hands for 3 days. Needles to say I got a lot a questions about taking up mechanics and my hubby kept asking why I was spending so much money going to Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
What ended up working:
Any pants will do, leggings, baby leggings pants,etc. The ones below are from onesie and cost about $2.00 at Walmart.
Multi Purpose paint (make sure it says for fabric) I went with Apple Barrel but Tulip should work as well.
To begin (And one of the most important steps) make sure you place paper or newspaper between the pant legs or the paint will stain through. Please don’t skip this step because you’ll ruin the pants.
I used a stencil to make the design. Make sure you hold the stencil down close to the fabric or it will bleed through. Also make sure you put just a bit of paint on the sponge tip or it will bleed through as well.
Make sure when painting the print on you work from the top down so you don’t smear the work because it doesn’t dry too quickly.
When done you get the final product which is adorable! You can stencil or stamp on any fun design making this craft very versatile.
Making your little guy or girl a true little hipster! This craft will cost around $5-6 depending on the stencils you buy. So much cheaper than purchasing and it gives you
Comments & Reviews
janie vezina says
what a cute idea. love it, i’ve done it on jeans before, never thought baby clothes
I love this! What a cool idea!
Lesley F says
What a great idea and fun
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
This is adorable!! I never thought of this, but it would make a very cute, unique gift or a fun project for older siblings to help out with!! So fun!
Elica Quinones says
Omg i love this, and is so easy to do.
Susan T says
This is such a cute idea
Jennifer G says
What a great idea! I love saving money 🙂
Kimberly S says
This is a great idea! The arrows are so cute and trendy. Using stencils will save a good deal of money, especially since kids outgrow their clothes so fast.
Dee Scofield says
Super cute idea!
Jessica FH says
I love that idea for the cheaper/plain pants!
Lisa Ehrman says
Great idea to find an idea and make your own at home. These are really cute.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
These pants look very cute. You made the directions very clear and In,ay just try this for my grandsons.
What an easy DIYer! SO cute and easy!
N Bear says
Awesome! Now off to search for some plain pants!
Jessica morgan says
Oh my gosh I love this idea! I paint wine glasses so I have lots of the materials to do this. I may have to start painting my kids clothes 🙂
Lisa W says
What a super cute idea ill definitely have to try this!
Holly Thomas says
What a cute idea! I never would have even thought to paint a cute design on one of my children’s outfits to make it different.
Sandra Watts says
What an awesome idea and a lot of fun. They look good too.
Tiffany M. R. says
This will be good for Halloween! Thanks for the idea to help complete my daughters costume!
I love doing this to tees. Thank you for sharing this cool and cheap craft!
Jodi Armstrong says
How fun! what a great project for a rainy day.
I would love to make my own baby clothes! What a cute idea.
Amber Ludwig says
So super cute!! I would’ve never thought to do this!! I just pay tons of money to buy them off of etsy lol!! I see Christmas presents in the future 😉
Lauryn R says
These pants are very cute! I love the idea of using a stencil to hand paint on your kid’s clothes! I would love to get letter stencils and make each of my kids a personalized t-shirt!
Laurie Nykaza says
I love this idea and anything custom is so cute!Thanks for showing the steps you did so i can follow which makes it so much easier for me to do!!
Audrey G. says
Ahh!! Those turned out so cute! I want to do some leggings for my daughter with a cat stencil! Hopefully they turn out as cute as yours.
Richard Hicks says
I think the pants are really cute and fun.
Mandy P. says
Thanks for trouble shooting this for all of us! Glad to know a sponge brush works best 🙂
Linda Manns Linneman says
Very cute idea. You did a great job and for alot cheaper than buying designer. Thank you for sharing
Hannah C says
This is a really good idea! I like it!
Christina Wagner says
This gives me so many ideas for upcycling some clothes given to my boys.
jen st pierre says
Awe these are so cute!
Tamra Phelps says
now, that’s a cute idea! You could go with any design to liven up drab old pants!
I need to try this.
Amy L says
Cute. A fun idea to achieve something you may otherwise not be able to afford!
Alisha Emmett says
Such a neat idea! Will have to try this out sometime!