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Denim Shorts with Tropical Fabric

By: Kirsten Jones

Create custom shorts for your next vacation with Mod Podge & FolkArt! Make a fashion statement with painted tropical leaves on your favorite pair of shorts.

At a Glance:

Project #16057 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz. - CS11218

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Basic Brush Set, White Nylon - 44220

Number Needed: 1 $3.59
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Moon Yellow, 2 oz. - 2911

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz. - 2917

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Parchment, 2 oz. - 2895

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Medium Gray, 2 oz. - 2933

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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Other Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • wax paper
  • ¼ yard of desired fabric
  • Denim shorts

 

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Wash and dry scrap fabric and shorts.
  2. Place fabric onto shorts as shown and cut into patches and trace lightly with pencil to create a pattern. Cut out around pattern ½” larger all the way around.
  3. Place fabric patches onto wax paper and apply thin coat of Fabric Mod Podge around edges only.  * Tip- about 1” all the way around over pattern lines.  Let dry.  Then cut out on pattern line. (Cutting fabric that is lightly coated with Mod Podge keeps the fabric from fraying.) 
  4. Apply thin coat of Mod Podge to back of fabric and smooth onto shorts as shown. Let dry.
  5. Referring to photo as guide paint similar patterns from fabric onto denim as shown. Let dry.

resources

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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