Thursday, February 16, 2012

DIY: Aztec Printed Denim

This is the first DIY project that I've attempted that hasn't gone exactly according to plan. To be honest, I was about two seconds away from tossing these in the trash.  What started out as a simple iron-on project, ended up being a bit more complicated...

1. You will need: a pair of  plain denim jeans (mine are F21) & iron-on transfer paper (Wal-Mart)
2. Pre-wash the denim & select the design you want to transfer (Images found here)
3.  Pre-heat the iron & begin the transfer process.  This is where the project went awry...
4.  Since the iron-ons didn't adhere properly (read: smudges, burns, missing parts), I was forced to use Puff Paint
5.  Let the Puff Paint dry overnight and voila! Now you have your own aztec printed denim :)
*I almost prefer the puff paint as it gives the design a bit of dimension:) *

Try it out, definitely worth the effort ;)

** Disclaimer:  It has recently come to my attention that the images used in this DIY were in fact from a fellow blogger (see them HERE) & my so-called 'friend' tried to pass them off as his careful who you trust, lesson learned!


  1. Oooooh I can't wait tO see these babiEs in action!

  2. Girl, I tried this weeks ago and the iron ons either didn't go on perfectly or were peeling off. I even tried it on a black pair (since I had both prints) and it ruined my black pair bc I didn't cut around the stencil the best! Love how you fixed yours with puff paint! I was thinking about redoing it and painting over with a brush -- but puff paint seems a lot easier! Looks great! :)


  3. This is an amazing DIY proyect, I really loved it as well as your blog.
    Hope you like mine too. Just did a special post for London Fashion Week.

    xoxo Mary


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