As the fourth grandchild, my daughter often ends up with jeans that are... very well loved. Recently she got a pair that I remember her brother wearing about six years ago. Since then, they've been through two cousins and after making their way back to us they are faded to nearly white and the knees have been patched... but they are sooooo soft and comfy that I didn't want to get rid of them even with some random stains here and there.
So, what to do? I decided to grab the Sharpie markers and personalize them with her help. We drew flowers, birds, stars, and other shapes all over them. I wrote her name huge down one leg... and we basically just went crazy with a colorful graffiti look. I think the result is really fun and since we used permanent markers the designs should stay when washed. Even if they do fade a bit, that's okay. It's her turn to love these cool "new" jeans!