{How to Easily Customize Your Own Faux Leather Jacket}

DTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos.

Who else has too many black, faux leather jackets that are just sitting in your closet taking up space? I literally think I have 4-5 right now… If this sounds like you and you love everything DIY and fashion, I have the ultimate project for you! Custom painting those unused and old leather jackets. My friend Niki sent me a photo of a hand-painted floral, black leather jacket and immediately asked where she had found that. To my surprise, she actually painted it all herself in a matter of 2 hours… If this were me, it would have taken me days and would definitely not have come out as nice!

Knowing how many people out there love DIY projects and most likely have 1 or 2 faux leather jackets lying around, I wanted to get a quick how-to post up! The photo below is the finished, painted version of the iconic BlankNYC faux jacket that everyone had stocked up on last Fall. If you’re wanting to give it a revamp for the upcoming cooler temps, this is the best way to do it while saving some money. I know I don’t want to buy yet another faux leather jacket when I could give one of my others a fun, floral update!

Sadly, this exact jacket is sold out but I have linked a few options below if you need a jacket to paint for this DIY job!

DTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos. | how to style a leather jacket | leather jacket styling tips | how to create a custom leather jacket | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to KillStep 1. Pick out a faux leather jacket – This paint does work on REAL leather jackets too but figured you might want to practice on something not so expensive first. 😂

Step 2. Find a photo of what you’re wanting to paint – Flowers are such an easy go-to because you can get as abstract as you want. You can always Google or search Pinterest for floral illustrations for inspiration.

Step 3. Get your supplies ready – You’ll need brushes, acrylic paint and something to put your paint on that won’t absorb it.

When choosing paint – Choose some bold colors that will pop against the background and don’t forget white and black for highlights and shadows.

Step 4. Clean the areas you are wanting to paint

Step 5. Paint away!

This is definitely a budget friendly way to make your old, black jacket into something eye catching and different than anything anyone else will ever have. Those are always my favorite kind of projects!

DTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos. | how to style a leather jacket | leather jacket styling tips | how to create a custom leather jacket | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to KillDTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos. | how to style a leather jacket | leather jacket styling tips | how to create a custom leather jacket | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to KillDTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos. | how to style a leather jacket | leather jacket styling tips | how to create a custom leather jacket | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to KillHere’s a better side-by-side before and after. It’s hard to believe that it’s the same exact jacket!

DTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos. | how to style a leather jacket | leather jacket styling tips | how to create a custom leather jacket | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to KillWant to shop this entire look? Click any of the items below and it will take you straight to the item listed.

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16 Comments

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    Emily | Style Me Tactical
    June 7, 2017 at 12:09 am

    This is such a cool idea. I usually just add grommets, studs, and patches but I’ll have def have to try painting. I’ve used the paint on denim and love the way that looks.

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    June 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    That is such a fun idea! And honestly a work of art! Love your jacket!

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    Pam Dorrell
    June 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    So, so, so cute!!!! I will definitely do this. Love this idea!

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    Nicole Green
    June 7, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    You’re so freaking talented haha I’m not artistic at all so I’m not sure that my flowers would turn out so cute. This really made the jacket look like a whole new wardrobe piece!

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    Lee Anne
    June 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is amazing! You’re so talented, what a great idea!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Morgan
    June 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    OMG so pretty!!! And what a great idea!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    Mollie
    June 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Okay this is the coolest idea ever. Yours turned out so amazing, I could never paint flowers like that lol. But I have a tan leather jacket in my closet that I might need to try this on!

    xx Mollie

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    Ashley houston
    June 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Oh my gosh that is so cool! I bought one that’s embroidered and it looks so much better than mine

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    Anna English
    June 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Love this DIY! Yours turned out great!

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    Kelsey
    June 9, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Wait this is so cool! If only I had the slightest bit of artistic abilities lol

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    megan
    June 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    i can’t believe you did this! it looks SO good! very impressive!

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay
    June 12, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I absolutely ADORE this DIY jacket!!! I have added some fun personalized embroidery to denim but these florals are SO FUN!! I think I’m going to have to try this!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

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    Greta
    June 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    This is such a fun way to customize a leather jacket. The end product looks great!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    Nataly
    June 12, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    This is so awesome! I might be doing this! I have that same jacket!

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    Chloe
    June 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    OBSESSED with this! You are making me wish I was an artist!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com

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    Kasey
    June 15, 2017 at 2:45 am

    OMG. I need to do this! Yours looks amazing! I’s be so worried I’d mess it up!

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