DIY Heart Print Pattern Dress

Hey girl, whatcha doin’? Hey girl, where you goin’? Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s me, knockin’ off Zooey Deschanel’s red heart print dress. The adorable New Girl wore an adorable red dress with adorable white hearts during her SNL monologue last year. Well, I also have an adorable little red dress from H&M, but it was missing something….those little white hearts! So I went to the craft store, bought some white fabric paint, and went to town on my little red dress. It was a success, and I’m going to share with you how to do it! You can paint those hearts anywhere- dresses, jeans, shirts, whatever floats your boat!

You will need a foam brush, fabric paint, a heart craft paper punch, and a thin square piece of cardboard (I used a file folder). Make your stencil by punching out one or two hearts in your cardboard. Place your stencil on the fabric and use your foam brush to apply the paint. Make sure you hold the stencil securely in place while you dab your paint on. Carefully take off your stencil and wipe off the underside. I started out using the two heart stencil pictured above, but I ended up making single heart stencils after a while. The trick is to have the right amount of paint on your foam brush- not too much or it will get messy on the underside of the stencil, but not to little that your heart is too light. Follow the directions on your fabric paint bottle for drying times. This was so much EASIER than I thought it was going to be. Thanks for checking out this DIY! Hope you give it a try.

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