DIY Triangle Print Skirt

I found this skirt in while thrifting in South Carolina several years ago.  It's almost gotten purged on numerous occasions, but I always figured, hey, can't hurt to have an extra basic (boring) white skirt.  And then it finally occurred to me that OH YES, it doesn't have to be just a boring white skirt.

I started using fabric paints very recently with doing little turkey hand print shirts at Thanksgiving time and suddenly I want t use them all the time.  I mean, who knew?  Paint that goes on fabric!  Miraculous.

This little project was my favorite kind - a world of difference in 10 minutes or less.  Now that is gratifying.

1. Take a potato and cut your desired shape into it (I chose a triangle).  Pat it dry with a napkin.  I've also used a sweet potato which I think I may prefer because it's not quite as mushy.

2. Squirt out some fabric paint onto a magazine or in container (fennel container optional) and dip your shape in it.

3. Print away on your $3 thrifted skirt.  I suppose you could measure and/or use more paint to ensure all the triangles are totally filled in, but I liked the slightly uneven look to it.

4. Be excited that for once, your tendency to throw everything away didn't prevail because now you have an awesome new skirt.

Shirt: Thrifted (Loft); Skirt: Thrifted & painted by me; Shoes: Payless; Necklace: H&M; Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

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  1. I am SOOOO impressed! that turned out great! and i love this outfit - you look so cute!

  2. So cute! I just discovered the world of fabric paint too, and am kind of addicted!

  3. What an easy way to spiff up a simple skirt! I'm impressed. :)

  4. THE POTATO STAMP! Genius! I did this to some leggings for Easton (easy, fast-drying potty-training "pants") but I used a stencil and it was a pain in my rear. Why did I not think of this!!!!??!?!?

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