DIY Patterned Tights

Can you believe Christmas is in few days? We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit since the beginning of December and we definitely can’t wait to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Everyone is as busy as ever preparing for celebrations, parties and gatherings and it can be difficult to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one piece. Are you in need of any last minute Christmas gifts for your friends? If you’re short on time and want to save some money, we have just the thing for you in this week’s DIY! Patterned tights have been all the rage during this year’s fall and winter fashion trends, from celebrities to fashion bloggers sporting them. However, as popular as they are, they can be difficult to find even in the most popular retail stores. That’s why this week, at iLoveSexy, we came up with a quick and easy DIY patterned tights tutorial that you do at home. These would make a lovely Christmas gift to your fashionista friends, or you can even gift them to yourself as a special holiday treat. All you need is a pair of sheer pantyhose, which you can find in our Hosiery Collection. If you don’t want to do pantyhose, you can also do this DIY tutorial on thigh highs or knee highs. This tutorial is designed to go by quickly for those of you who are trying to make it just in time for Christmas, so let’s dive right in!

DIY Patterned Tights - What you will need

 

What you will need:

A pair of sheer tights or pantyhose
Fabric paint
Small paintbrush
Post-it notes or small pieces of paper
Scissors

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 1

1. Cut out your desired shape onto the post-it notes, creating stencils that you can paint on top of.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 2

2. Place the stencil on top of the area you wish to paint your pattern. We chose to paint above the knee, but you can place your pattern in any area, such as along the ankle, up the calf or behind the thighs.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 3

3. Take a paintbrush and use fabric paint to fill in the space inside the stencil. You can go back and fill in any uneven sides if needed.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished1

And now you’re finished! Don’t the stars simply look festive for the holidays? You can get as creative as you’d like with these DIY patterned tights. Stars, hearts, birds or anything that makes a lovely silhouette will look amazing on these tights. Patterned tights are popular because they are eye-catching and really show off a great pair of legs. Pair these DIY patterned tights with a lovely A-line skirt or high-waist shorts and everyone will be seeing stars as you walk by!

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished2

Whether you choose to celebrate with your family, friends or loved ones, there’s no denying that this Christmas is going to be a good one. To us, Christmas is not so much about receiving the hottest gifts off the market, but more about making the season special for those you care about. And what better way to show ¬†your love than to make your own gifts? We come up with weekly DIYs to help make crafting an easy and fun experience for you, but we also do them in hopes that you can create something special that you or a loved one can cherish. Will you be making these DIY patterned tights for someone? We would love to hear what they thought of your gift. So leave us some love in the comment box below with your questions, comments and suggestions for the new year! We will be back next week with a new tutorial, so check us out soon. Happy holidays!

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