I was babysitting an 11 year old girl and we went into Justice (aka Limited Too for all you 90s and 2000s kids) and saw these adorable shorts. I just HAD to have them in my size!
Here are the ones from Justice...
So, here's what you need (if you don't know what something is, you can check out the how-to pics):
- Fabric paint: red, white, and blue
- Little paint brushes
- Cheap pair of shorts (got mine from Plato's Closet for $6... if you mess up your shorts you don't want to mess up on a $50 pair of shorts)
- Plate to put the paint on
SORRY FOR THE TINY PICS.. IF I MAKE THEM ANY BIGGER THE QUALITY WILL BE BAD...
Paint a blue rectangle where the right corner slightly
overlaps the pocket (see original for reference).
Apply white (I found out later that the red really
stands out on the white so if you want you can do
the entire stripe section white first.
Also, if you notice in the original the flag isn't a perfect
rectangle, but you can do it how ever you want.
Apply stars to blue. Mine are just dots...
I'm not crafty enough to make tiny stars.
Wait for blue and white to dry. IMMEDIATELY WASH PLATE IF IT'S A GOOD PLATE!!
This was my original, but then I
realized it didn't look like the picture.
SO I FIXED IT.
I tried splatter paint with the white and red, but it got very dangerous for my table, so if you want the vintage splatter paint look then splat your brush randomly on the flag (white on the stripes and red on the blue.... I actually don't like the red on the blue, but too late for me now.. haha).
HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR 4TH OF JULY!