Ah, memories.

Ah, memories.

The end of the school year means mid-day cafeteria frenzies to pass your yearbook around to as many people as physically possible. For me, the expert procrastinator, that wasn’t usually an option because I hadn’t turned in the check to buy the yearbook in time to get mine signed. But the heroes of the high school hallways presented alternative options: The signed T-shirts, Dickie’s shorts, and sneakers that would, without fail, encourage a “What were you thinking?” from Mom when I got home.

So, to honor those brave enough to dismantle the standardized yearbook-signing process, I present to you: DIY yearbook jeans!

What you’ll need:?

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  • Thrifted jeans
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes
  • A fabric marker
  • Fabric-safe glitter writers (like this one, for example)
  • Paper
  • Scissors

How to do it:

Step One

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I grabbed my paint and painted what I felt represented this semester, as a way of commemorating my experiences! Fabric markers will be perfect for outlining and signing. Paint can be used independently or to fill in shapes. It’s up to you!

Step Two

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Once your paint dries, it’s time for glitter! With a glitter writer, you can draw and write like you would with a pencil. Double layer and flatten your glitter script to make it shine!

Step Three

Time to stencil! I cut words out of paper to create my stencils:

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Then painted over the holes:

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Step Four

Repeat the first three steps down the length of your jeans, then wait about four hours for the paint to dry.

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Now you’ve got jeans that are 2 cool 2 B 4forgotten! ♦