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-Fabric paint (we used Pebeo Setacolor Fabric Paint in White)
-Fabric pencil or marker that matches either your paint or your denim (we used blue to match the denim)
-3 to 5 pieces of card stock (we used 90 lb. cover paper)
-A skinny paintbrush and a VERY skinny paintbrush (we used Blick Scholastic Wonder White Bright Brushes in sizes 1 and 6)
-Water jug to rinse brushes in
-Small plastic container for paint
-Measuring tape or cutting mat (we used this Alvin Self-Healing Cutting Mat)
-Jeans! (we used Levi's 501 Jeans in Vintage Indigo)
Step 1: Make sure your denim is wrinkle-free before you get started (throw it in the dryer or iron it), and lay it flat so you have a smooth surface to paint on.
Step 2: Then, you'll need to create a star-shaped stencil. Sketch a small triangle on your card stock, using a measuring tape or a cutting mat to make sure it's equilateral; cut it out with your X-Acto knife. Trace that triangle five times, connecting the points together to form a perfect star. Cut out the completed star shape, and then rough-cut around the border to create a stencil. Repeat this step until you have as many stencils as the number of stars you want to paint on your jeans — we painted 10.
Step 3: Place the stencils on your jeans, spacing them a few inches apart. Go a bit closer if you want to include more stars. Try tilting the stencils in different directions or only putting one side of the stencil on the denim for a less uniform look.