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How to make american flag shorts

Make American Flag Shorts

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Here is all the supplies that you will be using!

Here is all the supplies that you will be using!

This is the fabric paint I chose to use, however you can choose whichever type of paint you prefer!

This is the fabric paint I chose to use, however you can choose whichever type of paint you prefer!

Start by taping off the edges of your shorts with the duct tape..

You can tape off the crotch, pockets and zipper area, belt loops and waist area as well. (The zipper and pocket areas are optional depending if you want the strips there or not)

You can tape off the crotch, pockets and zipper area, belt loops and waist area as well. (The zipper and pocket areas are optional depending if you want the strips there or not)

Before you paint be sure to line your shorts with the newspaper/paper towel so the paint doesn't bleed through

You will want to start by painting the front of your shorts all white..

Tada! (I ended up taking off the tape and painting the zipper area). Allow to dry

Tada! (I ended up taking off the tape and painting the zipper area). Allow to dry

Next you will be doing the red stripes on the right side of the shorts

Tape off using the duct tape to create the lines for the red

Tape off using the duct tape to create the lines for the red

Paint red and allow to dry

Paint red and allow to dry

You will now be creating the template for your stars

Lay out your stars in the pattern they want and the stick them on

Lay out your stars in the pattern they want and the stick them on

Paint over your stars with your blue paint and let dry

Paint over your stars with your blue paint and let dry

Remove duct tape once red stripes are dry (if necessary touch up your lines)

Remove duct tape once red stripes are dry (if necessary touch up your lines)

Remove stars once blue paint is dry

Remove stars once blue paint is dry

And your shorts are done!

And your shorts are done!

I recommend washing your shorts first and just move the shorts around a bit so they aren't so stiff. I hope you enjoyed, thanks for using my guide! :)

  • 1.0 Denim shorts
  • Paintbrush
  • 2.25oz Red fabric paint
  • 2.25oz Navy/blue fabric paint
  • 2.25oz White fabric paint
  • Newspaper
  • Star stickers/template/stencil
  • Duct tape