{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.

18 Comments

  1. June 7, 2017 / 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.

  2. Pam Dorrell
    June 7, 2017 / 2:41 pm

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

  3. June 7, 2017 / 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!

  4. Mollie
    June 8, 2017 / 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

  5. Ashley houston
    June 8, 2017 / 1:59 pm

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

  6. Anna English
    June 8, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Love this DIY! Yours turned out great!

  7. June 9, 2017 / 2:14 am

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

  8. June 11, 2017 / 5:33 pm

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

  9. Nataly
    June 12, 2017 / 10:02 pm

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

  10. June 15, 2017 / 2:45 am

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

  11. September 26, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Love this! It can simply turn one’s appearance from simple to sexy. I actually fell in love with this. This jacket is one of my favorite from the week. Really loved the way it looks.

  12. custom leather jacket
    October 12, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    OMG. I need to do this! Yours looks amazing! i like it

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