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Easy DIY: Graffiti Dress


I am holding my hand out in anticipation of receiving change for a fiver.  No not really, but it’s a logical reason considering the money I saved by making my own neon pink graffiti dress.  Here’s the back story to this Easy DIY adventure…


[Photo via Ring My Bell]

The inspiration first came to me after seeing this gorgeous Zimmerman dress in Lucky Magazine.  I loved the bright pink and abstract pattern.  I searched high and low but could not find it for purchase.


I decided to recreate the look by buying a simple white dress and neon pink fabric paint.  I found a great midi white dress on ASOS that I found to have a similar shape – a high waist, higher neckline, scoop back, and full skirt.


The graffiti pattern requires very little artistic skills (thank goodness for my sake).  I poured fabric paint into a small cup and used a paint brush to splatter the dress,  a flick of your wrist is all you need.


The paint also came with a spray nozzle which can be used to create an ombre effect very easily.  Allow the paint to set for 72 hours and turn inside out before washing.


If you don’t fancy pink, try the same dress in black with a splash of neon green or blue.  The options are endless!

31 Comments Post a comment
  1. This might be my favorite post of yours of all time. I LOVE this idea!!!

    September 4, 2013
    • Aww! You are sweet, thank you! I love being crafty and I needed that Zimmerman dress!

      September 4, 2013
  2. I love this, definitely have to try it! I have been on the hunt for the exact same dress after seeing it.

    xx Cara

    September 4, 2013
    • I know, I was willing to pay whatever high price and chalk it up to an investment piece but was really sad that I couldn’t find it. If you happen to find it will you let me know? :-)

      September 4, 2013
      • I definitely will, I am the “google queen” lol

        September 4, 2013
  3. Very creative !! Love your dress before and after too.

    September 4, 2013
  4. This is AMAZING!!! You are so creative…I may like yours more than the original!!

    September 4, 2013
    • Thanks so much! I love DIYs and had a lot of fun with this one, it’s surprisingly easy, give it try!

      September 4, 2013
  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful idea, I’ll definitely be trying it!

    I came across your blog via Links a la Mode and so glad that I did! XOXO

    September 13, 2013
    • Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. It was really easy and didn’t take much time at all :-)

      September 13, 2013
  6. danabuchmiller #

    I loved this post so much, I included it in my “Link Love” post here -

    September 16, 2013
    • Thank you so much for featuring me! I hope you give it try. xo

      September 16, 2013
      • danabuchmiller #

        Where did you buy the fabric spray paint?

        September 16, 2013
      • It is Tulip fabric paint. You can get it online at Wal-Mart or on Amazon. There is a link to Amazon on my post (towards the end, sorry if it is hard to find, I will work on placing it more easily identified place next time).

        September 16, 2013
  7. Wow love this what a great idea :) Cute blog

    September 19, 2013
  8. This dress is an eye-catcher! I love the concept of DIY personalization :)

    October 2, 2013

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