Friday, 8 May 2015

Funky Kid Friday - Messy Fashion

I like to get a bit crafty when I can, but because time (and resources) are limited, it has to be something that is quick, easy and effective!

I've always thought that paint splatter looks quite cool and I thought it'd be easy to replicate and quite good fun!! I am really into monochrome at the moment (as if you hadn't noticed!!) so I bought a big pack of white socks, a pair of white leggings and a pack of white vests.  About two weeks ago I hung them all on my washing line and then I grabbed a paint brush and some black Dylon fabric paint (which I already had) and I simply went outside, loaded up the paint brush and repeatedly splattered both sides of the clothing!

Hanging the clothes on the washing line was a great idea because it meant I could access both sides of the fabric at the same time (if I'd laid them on the floor I wouldn't have been able to turn them over until the first side was dry).  It also meant they could air dry easily.  What wasn't so sensible was that I didn't think about what I was wearing.  I wore my denim dress and quite quickly I ended up with some paint splatters on it!! At that point I took the dress off, put a black top & leggings on, hung the dress on the line with the other clothes and resumed splatting!!

Paint splatter clothes

All in all it took me about half an hour.  Once the paint had dried I brought them inside and ironed them to set the paint.  That was it!!  I think they look amazing.  Even my own dress, it looks cool!

Ice Lolly Tee - Chapter One
Leggings - me!
Mocs - Belle & The Bear

Whale Cardi - Yumi
Dress - Charity Shop (splattered by me)
Tights - Slugs & Snails

What do you think?

Have you heard of the children's clothing shop Gorgeous Little George?  They have launched their own range of t shirts recently and I'm really loving them.  I bought one for Felix that says "Mummy is a Blogger" and it's getting some real love on Instagram!!

Mummy Is A Blogger Gorgeous Little George

If you've written any kids fashion posts lately, link up below!  Don't forget to check out the giveaway I'm running here for a beautiful Elodie Details hooded towel.  On Insta I'm giving away a fantastic bedding set!

Happy Friday everyone! X

**linking with Mummy's Got Style & Style Me Sunday**


  1. Oh you are just too cool for school, aren't you! Needless to say, I love everything. That whale cardigan, the 'Mummy is a Blogger' shirt and the splattered leggings especially.

  2. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure8 May 2015 at 20:25

    The leggings look great and I adore Felix's top - off to see if I can get one for one of mine!

  3. Hah! This could be something me and my son both would actually enjoy doing ;-) Love your tights.

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Those leggings are fab, your tights gorgeous and the tshirt is perfect x

  5. This is a great idea - my kids would love it!

  6. Ok this is awesome and I now totally want to do this for me and the kids, I am going to have to get myself some paint.
    Love that tee too, I need that for all of the kids xx

  7. Haha Amber, thank you! :-D x

  8. Thanks! Hope you manage Bex. I think the tees are out of stock now (unless you got there in time) but I'm sure that GLG will have them in again soon! x

  9. Hey! Yeah, I think when I do this again I'll get the boys involved. They'd love it too!! Flinging paint is quite therapeutic!

    Thank you :-)

    Hope your weekend has been good!

  10. Thank you thank you lovely! x

  11. Yup, it's definitely one the kids will like!

  12. I'm expecting to see a load of paint splatter fashion on Insta soon!! Hope you manage to get some of the tees :-D xx

  13. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure10 May 2015 at 22:40

    I got there just in time! Hoping it fits him as sized up


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