6.24.2012

Americana DIY.

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Finally the DIY for the American Flag shorts! It's a gross rainy day, perfect for crafting and DIYing, so here goes...


What you'll need:
1. denim shorts or jeans
2. fabric paint
3. a star stencil; I used a sponge and cut into a star
4. a paint brush
5. tape
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Paint some white onto your star, I painted it rather than dipping it to avoid too much paint on the sponge. Decide how you want to lay out the pattern, straight down or diagonal. I chose straight up and down for mine.

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Stamp the stars all the way across the left side. A second set of hands always helps, in this case Gram was my DIY partner ;)

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Once you are done with the stars tape off the right side for the stripes. I used regular Scotch tape because that's what I happened to have on hand. Make the stripes as thick or thin as you want.
Start painting, I decided to do white first.

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Wait for the paint to dry then remove the tape and....Tahhh Dahhhh!!!!

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The finished product! Pretty easy I have to say...hope you try and love it as much as I do.

Enjoy and Happy DIYing! :)

xx, A

PS. If you decide to make them drop me a line, I'd love to see how they turn out! ;)

1 comment:

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Loooooove this!!!!!! Definitely want to try this! :)

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

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