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Monday, July 2, 2012

DIY Flag Shorts

Earlier this month my Daughter #2 begged me to make her some shorts like these.  To make matters difficult, she wanted me to start them at 10:00 at night.  Now your asking yourself, "Did you do it that late at night?" Answer: Yes I did!  I know, I am crazy and too old to start things like that so late at night.   However, daughter #2 is 16 so I thought it would be good bonding on her time schedule.  We had a great time painting and listening to her records.  

Supplies Needed For This Project:

  • Shorts:  You can cut off an old pair of jeans or buy a pair of shorts.  They are pretty inexpensive at WalMart, Target, or even a thrift store!
  • Paint:  I used craft paint- It will fade a bit in wash but won't come out completely.  I am looking for the worn/distressed look.  HOWEVER, you can use fabric paint and it won't come out or fade with washing.  Both kinds of paint can be found at the following stores: WalMart, Michaels, Joann, Hobby Lobby.
  • Paint Brushes:  Craft brush for stripes and blue background.  Stencil brush for stars.  Both can be found at same stores as listed above with paint.
  • Star Stencil: I found my stencil at Hobby Lobby.  I did not look at WalMart or Joann. But Michaels didn't have a stencil in the right size I was looking for.
  • Optional: sand paper- I used to distress after painting

I am so excited for the Fourth of July and summer!  We are having an amazing summer so far. I hope you find joy and good times that you will remember forever this year! Good luck!


  1. Hi Jenny! I am new to your blog and channel so I have to tell you. As a young "creative" girl always looking for ideas, I love it! You have so many cute ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

  2. That looks so awesome! I also made one for myself. I'd be happy if you check it out :)

  3. How did the paint hold up after you washed them?

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