The Cool-Girl Denim DIY You Haven't Tried

Photographed by Victor Prado.
We all have that trusty pair of jeans — they've been with us through haircuts, relationships, and apartments. And, like all good things, they get better with time. At this point, they're just soft enough, we've finally perfected the cuff, and we've actually built an entire shoe wardrobe around 'em, so we can wear the pair with literally everything. But, we can admit they could use a little spruce. So, craft enthusiasts that we are, we teamed up with Levi's® to create a denim DIY that even the least artistically inclined jean-lover can execute with pride.

Adding a graphic element to your jeans doesn't require an artist's inspiration or a surgeon's hands. Ahead, we created a star-shaped pattern to paint on our favorite 501s®, and we'll walk you through the process step-by-step — all you need are the supplies on our list and a free afternoon. Well, that, and a great movie to watch while the paint dries.