Homecoming Overalls

Hey, pretty girl!

One of the most fun parts of senior year is Homecoming! It’s your last “causal” school dance, last big football game and one of your last chances to go crazy with school spirit.

Last year, the Eagan Football Team had the opportunity to play the homecoming game at the Minnesota Vikings Training Facility. Upon hearing this, I knew I had to go all out. Not only was it my final homecoming game as an Eagan High School student, it was at a very nice field location (perfect for picture taking!!)

I’ll be honest, these overalls took me approximately two weeks of work to make. Making homemade stencils for logos and lettering that I liked was probably what took the longer. And, if you want multiple colors and layers of paint, it takes a while to let things dry.

Things you’ll need:

  • Overalls (I bought mine big so they’d fit comfortably – paint makes them feel tighter)
  • DecoArt Dazzing Metallic/Acrylic Paint
  • Tack (for handmade stencils)
  • Printer (for handmade stencils)
  • Stencils (if you opt to purchase them)
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Variety of Painting Brush Sizes
  • Cups for Paint
  • Sparkles (if you want to give the paint more of a glittery look)
  • Jewels (I bought mine from Michael’s)
  • E6000 Glue (for placing jewels)

From here, most of the decisions are up to you. Things that I did to my overalls was…

  1. Make Hand-Made stencils by using printer paper and a tack. I then taped down the letters/shapes to paint.
  2. To get the striped effect, I used painter’s tape to make sure I got clean lines.
  3. I put jewels on every button to help make my overalls stand out a little bit more, because the buttons were a bit bland to begin with.

The biggest thing to note is that you should NOT WASH YOUR OVERALLS after designing them. It will wreck them. Otherwise, the decisions are up to you.

With Love, Marin

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