DIY Hand Painted Patriotic Shorts

Every year, as summer approaches and school comes to an end, I like to go through my boys closets and get rid clothes that are too small or worn out. All the jeans that have holes in the knees, I cut off to make shorts. There’s something about my little boys in cut off shorts, that screams summer to me! This year I decided to experiment painting some of their cutoff shorts with flags for the Fourth of July. I started with this pair of cutoffs. To paint the shorts, I fabric creations by Plaid in crimson, navy, and white. I started with the navy blue first…After the blue dried, I moved on to the white stripes…Then while the white was still a little wet, I painted the red stripes. I wanted the stripes to overlap a little and look a little messy. I then added some stars. And finished off with a few small paint splats, and ran a thin brush, with the smallest amount of navy blue paint through the flag to make the a few, super subtle vertical lines. The paint that I used worked well! I have washed to shorts twice now, and the flags still look the same as the day that I painted them.Loving how they turned out! So summery and patriotic! I think a hand painted flag would be a darling addition on any shorts…young, old, teens, tweens, boys, girls, men, women….There are just so many possibilities!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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8 Replies to “DIY Hand Painted Patriotic Shorts”

  1. Love this project and the great pictures of your little guy! I think I will do this on a shirt for me to wear on 4th of July. Thanks for sharing the steps with us.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment!! That will be so cute on a shirt! Let me know how it turns out! Happy Sunday friend!

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