Mehndi Henna Design Jeans

Mehndi Henna Design Jeans

This is such an easy project and the final product is awesome!

What you need

Clorox bleach pen (You can find bleach pens in the detergent aisle)
A mehndi design


With the bleach pen, trace your design on the jeans. Let sit for about 20 minutes then rinse.

Finish the other leg–or don’t! I predict I’ll be seeing a lot of bleach pen designs in the future!

Bleached Jeans

Here is a link to Henna patterns

This project was contributed by Maize. Check out her website for more of her fun DIY projects


  1. This project was amazing and very experientive!!!

  2. great idea. I always get stuck on what to use for a design. With this technique as a starter imagine where you could go with it: add beads, embroidery, cut outs, sew ons. Not only on jeans! thanks for the great idea! (and solution as to what design to use) barb

  3. Bitter w/Baggage, your to funny

  4. With minimal expense, time and difficulty, the end result is a very cool pair of unique jeans so I wanted to say thank you for the great idea. And after reading the various guest comments, I couldn’t help but add my two cents worth on my favorite three:

    “if you cant say something nice about a project don’t say anything at all.” – YOU DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE YOU BAFOON!

    “…I should know, having seen professional Indians do it.” –

    “wow this is really wierd it looks cool but is way to difficult and because of it i had to through my GOOD jeans away” –
    Leave it to someone who can’t spell and knows zip about punctuation and grammar to experiment with bleach on GOOD jeans! Hello?…Are you new here?

    Bitter w/Baggage (hand-made, of course!)

  5. Pretty!!!

  6. Awesome! I love mehndi patterns, many are very delicate and beautiful, and surprising would make beautiful jeans.

  7. does it really MATTER whether it is a traditional Mehndi design??? Really nice idea.

  8. it is awsome

  9. whoa

  10. i like the design on it

  11. ilovehorses says

    G8 idea! so gonna do this one on one of my jeanz!Thank u, thank u thank u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Actually it is a mehndi design just on a much larger scale. I too would know as I had a similar design done on my hands and feet for my Indian wedding.

  13. rafthegr8 says

    It is good idea but, the design shown isn’t mehendi/henna design. it’s a bunch of swirls n’ dots. I should know, having seen professional Indians do it.

  14. tres kewl!!!!!!

  15. I love this idea. 🙂

  16. This is a great and fun way to rehash old jeans. My friends and I put our favorite bands on one pair we did.

  17. wow this is really wierd it looks cool but is way to difficult and because of it i had to through my GOOD jeans away

  18. sweet! neat idea. thanks for sharing!

  19. if you cant say something nice about a project don”t say anything at all.

  20. niiice

  21. excellent! also a great way to lighten areas of dark denim that you want to apply fabric paint to!

  22. infinaty thumbs up

  23. how cute is that what an incredible idea!!!!!

  24. easy and very pretty!

  25. Seems cool.

  26. boring

  27. You can get the bleached look by using Dawn dish soap and it dose not weeken the fibers. You can use stencels, simple designs from coloring books,etc.

  28. Exactly what I was looking for and did not even know it Thank you!

  29. I really like this idea. I have use bleach spray with a stencil on t-shirts, but a bleach pen has more control. I’ll be trying this for sure

  30. I agree, I would have liked designs! But great idea for unique jeans!

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