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DIY American Flag Shorts


Diy american flag shorts

Being patriotic is always in fashion and wearing the symbol of the country you’re proud to call home is always a stylish choice. For those of us in the U.S.A, we have a holiday this week that celebrates our independence.

Today, I’m going to show you how to make your very own American Flag Shorts. Whether you need a last-minute 4th of July outfit or just want to rock an awesome pair of shorts, grab a pair of old jean cutoffs and let’s get started!

You Will Need:

  • Denim Shorts
  • Red & White Fabric Paint
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Paint Brushes

Flag shorts supplies

Step One.

For the first step, you should decide which side of the shorts that you want your stripes to go on. I chose the left leg so that my shorts would mimic the flag, but you could get more abstract or creative with it if you wanted. I made my stripes about an inch apart, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your preference. Use the painter’s tape to keep the lines straight.

Step one flag shorts

Step Two.

For the second step, use a piece of chalk or a pencil to draw the stars on the other leg. I made my stars pretty medium-sized, but, of course, if you want more stars you can make them smaller.

Flag shorts step two part 1

Next, use the white fabric paint to carefully fill in the stars. This may take a few coats to get the right amount of opaqueness. Remember to let each coat dry before putting on the next.

Step two part 2 flag shorts

Step Three.

Now it’s time to paint on the stripes. Using the white paint, evenly paint where the tape is exposing the denim. Go slowly and take your time to avoid any mistakes.

Flag shorts step three

Once you’re done with the white stripes, peel off the painter’s tape.

Step three flag shorts

Step Four.

Finally, take the red paint and paint in all the spaces between the white paint.  I found this was easiest to do with a flat brush to keep the lines nice and straight.

Flag short step four


Short diy finished

Once the paint is completely dry, it’s time to go rock your awesome shorts. Have a happy 4th of July!

What do you think?

Do you like this DIY? Will you make your own pair of Flag Shorts? Which Flag would you use? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Posted on on July 3, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “DIY American Flag Shorts”

  1. 1
    July 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This looks really easy and simple to do. I personally would of used sparkly paint for the stars.

  2. 2
    July 3rd, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Sooooooo freaking cuuuute!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t have any shorts I can do this to, but this is def. something I’m gonna keep in mind for next year!! :)


  3. 3
    July 4th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    It’d be nice to see how you would wear these, especially after the fourth. I made a pair last year and I can’t seem to come up with what to wear with them

  4. 4
    July 11th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I love the trend of really crazy, out-there shorts and I love stuff like this, so I would for sure rock these any day of the year with anything haha!

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