How to Make DIY Blue and White Floral Print Jeans

Floral print jeans DIY - blue  pumps and bag
image above via flickr

Floral printed jeans and pants are everywhere right now. I think J Brand has my favorite pair to date but if you’re on a tight budget or haven’t found the perfect print, why not DIY your own? Which, of course, was my thought exactly! I have about 3 pairs of white jeans, thanks to some of the clothing brands I’ve partnered with… so, I had a pair to spare in case my idea went majorly wrong. Happily though, it didn’t! They turned out marvelously and I love them. I decided to stick with blue hues, but you can use any color or colors you like! It didn’t take as long as you may think, though I actually began this project over a month ago, I ran out of blue markers and had to wait for a new shipment. Go into i knowing it will take some time and spread it out over a few days.

What You’ll Need

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* White jeans {mine are Levi’s Made & Crafted}
* Fabric Markers. I used Sharpie “Stained” fabric markers for the majority of my design… It took 5 of them! I used Crayola fabric markers in the lighter blues for shading and details.
* Lace or floral pattern to trace.
* Cardboard

* Questions about laundering? Wash them in cold, as you would any of your jeans, and hang them to dry {I never dry my jeans}. The markers are permanent. Have you ever tried to get an accidental pen mark out of your clothes? It’s almost impossible – HOWEVER, Sharpie “Stained” markers’ brush tip writes thick and the ink has been specially developed to resist fading when washed as all fabric markers most probably are.


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* Begin at the ankle of your jeans, and if you’re shaky, the back of the ankle. This way, if you mess up a little at first, no one will notice way down at the bottom of the back of your ankle! Slip a piece of cardboard in between just so your marker doesn’t transfer to the other side of your fabric.

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* I used a lace pattern because I liked the rough, textured look it created, and found one flower design in particular to repeat over the entire leg for continuity.

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* Holding the lace taught, carefully {or not so carefully} mark right through the lace onto your jeans. {it’s similar to the effect I created with my Snakeskin Printed Tank Top DIY}

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* It should look like this… your flowers do not have to be perfect.

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* Repeat the flower pattern to cover the front and back of your jeans. Make sure to space your design out and tilt your flower in various positions for a more free-flowing look. Also, don’t forget to place some over the edges and seams of your jeans. Seams never line up perfectly on legs!

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* You can also free-hand, if you’d prefer. I did so a bit in between my flower pattern. I also used a different part of the lace to create a leaf design, and drew some of my own with a stippling technique.

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* Add some dimension with various shades of blue. I also went {stippled} over and around some of the edges with a darker blue for more depth and texture.


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DIY Floral Jeans - gun vase

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* find the mounted gun wall vase here

Have Fun!

* Psst! Wearing them in my 30/30 denim look later today!

See how I wore them HERE!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Tara

    April 26, 2012 |

    These are amazing! I love the little gaps the lace puts in the flowers 🙂

  • thankfifi

    April 26, 2012 |

    wow – these are amazing! I might even be tempted to try this myself but I’m wondering how long it took?

    can’t wait to see them in the jeans/tee post.x

  • Roxanne

    April 26, 2012 |

    I really love that pattern!

  • Maegan Tintari

    April 26, 2012 |


    Not as long as I thought they would actually…

    but I spread them out over a few days {actually, a few weeks, I ran out of markers and couldn’t find them anywhere and had to wait for shipping!} but if you just do a little at a time, it’s not that bad… like a puzzle 😉

  • C.A.R.

    April 26, 2012 |

    Cool idea! 🙂

  • Tugba Seckin

    April 26, 2012 |

    OMG super cute 🙂 I need to try this 😀

    P.S. I love Fashion and Beauty

  • Amber ~ Real Girl Glam

    April 26, 2012 |

    Wow these look amazing! I would be so paranoid to try this because I’d be afraid to mess up! Might have to figure out a way to try. Maybe shorts…

  • Melody

    April 26, 2012 |

    Omg Maegan these look so good!!

  • jeana

    April 26, 2012 |

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  • MerciBlahBlah

    April 26, 2012 |

    As Chris Farley said in Tommy Boy – I’ve seen a lotta things in my life, but that. is. AWESOME. Love love love it. Yesterday I scored a white blazer with blue flowers all over it at the thrift store – these remind me of it. Go ON witcho bad self, mama.

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    April 26, 2012 |

    OH MY GOODNESS! I am speechless. LOL! These are so beyond amazing. You are so creative, what a great idea! *adds this to the list of about 10 of your DIYs that I want to try* 🙂

  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    April 26, 2012 |

    Absolutely beautiful! I love! I leave the link to my DIY this week to see what you think.

  • Megan Muller

    April 26, 2012 |

    You seriously never cease to amaze me with your DIY ideas! Gorgeous pants and such an easy way to make them yourself!


  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    April 26, 2012 |

    SO cute! i have no idea how you had the patience to do all of those flowers!!! i would have gone bonkers and gotten sloppy! guess that’s why i’ve never been a DIY’er. lol

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Anonymous

    April 26, 2012 |

    Oh, my word!! Where/how do you manage to have the time to think of us and do this fantastic DIY?? This is the BEST! Thank you, thank you, Sunshine! “Perfect”! (As Judge Judy often says)

  • Lauren Lopez de Azua

    April 26, 2012 |

    This is fantastic! Personally I’d love to give this a try with a skirt!

    Wonderful DIY Maegan!


  • Anonymous

    April 26, 2012 |

    I just read the other comments and your comment………Yes, it’s a good idea to spread out this DIY over a couple of weeks. That way we are “fresh” to work on it each day! Excellent idea. You answered my (above) question. Thank you, Sunshine.

  • a minute to spare

    April 26, 2012 |

    really great job, the colors look so good.

  • Grace - Stripes and Sequins

    April 26, 2012 |

    These came out so well, and I love that you used lace as a pattern. Really creative.

  • Youa

    April 26, 2012 |

    Awesome DIY!!!

    My favorite floral print pants are by dolce and gabbana and I don’t want to spend over $350 on pants I may only wear for a couple of months.

    I have been thinking of doing a DIY with iron on floral prints but I think this one def bets my idea! I will def have to try this now. Thanks for sharing.


  • Nuha

    April 26, 2012 |

    oh my god, you are a genius! you never cease to amaze me 🙂

  • Andrea Clare

    April 26, 2012 |

    what an awesome idea to use lace!!

  • Marina

    April 26, 2012 |

    great !!!! i like the result !!!

    Marina ,

  • Maria @ GLD

    April 26, 2012 |

    Wow! What an amazing DIY!!! I would totally do and wear these pants. They are so much preattier than the store bought printed jeans.

  • Pamela

    April 26, 2012 |

    Wow Maegan!! This turned out great!! Can’t wait to try it myself. Awesome job 🙂 You are so creative and really give inspiration to your followers

  • Kat

    April 26, 2012 |

    Ahh yes! I remember when you did that on your tank last time and thought to myself, “I need to try that sometime”. I still need to try it sometime!

    Really cool Maegan!

  • Kaitlyn Yoo

    April 26, 2012 |

    this is so cool!
    I love DIY! i should try this soon-
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    Pinkbow Icecream

  • Susy

    April 26, 2012 |

    WOW!!! Is there anything you can’t do?! you are amazing!! your creativity, your personality and just everything you do is amazing!! I can’t wait to buy your book =D

  • el_martina

    April 26, 2012 |

    this is very impressive! Pants look amazing and sooo perfect!

  • Four Flights

    April 27, 2012 |

    this is amazing. Well done!

  • Life's a shoe

    April 27, 2012 |

    wow these are so fabulous and creative!

  • Kiwi Fashion Blog

    April 27, 2012 |

    Whoa you are so talented! These jeans turned out to be fantastic!!

  • Cité Paradis

    April 27, 2012 |

    Such a good idea!!! Definitely gonna try that out!!

  • las sandalias de ana

    April 27, 2012 |

    So Great!


  • Christina Wonsbeck

    April 27, 2012 |

    seriously cool! 🙂

  • Anna

    April 27, 2012 |

    I have a little crush on the gun…


  • Beauty Reign

    April 27, 2012 |

    Very creative and inspiring.

  • Pippa @ BeadsAndBarnacles

    April 27, 2012 |

    Ok these are lovely. Just need to find some skinny jeans that fit me. I might do this on coloured jeans just to shake things up a bit :p
    But how well does this method last?

  • Marina

    April 27, 2012 |

    Awesome idea! Love it!


  • floral print dress

    April 27, 2012 |

    I really love that pattern!

  • Hilary Johnson

    April 27, 2012 |

    Wow … you make it look so easy. Is it as easy as you make it look? hahahaa Do they wash easy enough?

  • Lexi

    April 28, 2012 |

    This is such a fantastic DIY! I am seriously impressed!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION:  Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS:  Glitter Weddings 

  • christian

    April 28, 2012 |

    so cute! this looks sooo amazing! wauw!

  • Miss Lia

    May 9, 2012 |

    UBER LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adventures in Dressmaking

    May 26, 2012 |

    Wow, this is a crazy idea but it turned out great!! I think I might try on shorts or a little tote bag first… 😉 not super confident in my skills! But yours look great! I’d add extra colors, too… ooh, fun.

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  • Back Row Girl

    March 28, 2013 |

    Wow, just found this post, and am very much blown away! These look so cool (and that’s coming from someone who does not even like printed denim!)
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it’s really well written and makes the project sound pretty straight forward.

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  • Made To Measure Suits

    April 25, 2013 |

    This turned out great!! Can’t wait to try it myself.

  • el armario de la nena

    February 2, 2015 |

    what a fabulous idea! I´ll try for this Spring season!

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