DIY American Flag Shirts for July 4th

Whatever your plans this Independence Day, you’ll want to sport red, white and blue on July 4th. Turn the planning into a family affair and make custom t-shirts! These DIY projects are sure to please. Plus, American flags never go out of style, so wear your new shirts all summer. Find supplies at local craft stores.

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Handprint Flag Shirts

Supplies

  • Red, white or blue t-shirt
  • Red, white and blue acrylic paint (depending on color of shirt) that’s safe for fabric
  • Paintbrush
  • Silver sequin stars (optional)
  • Fabric glue


Instructions

  • Paint palm of hand generously.
  • With fingers spread apart, press hand carefully onto left side of shirt.
  • Paint stripes as shown in photo.
  • Let dry completely.
  • Glue sequin stars onto handprint.


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Festive Flower Flag Shirts

Supplies

  • Blue silk flower 4-6” diameter
  • Pin back
  • Glue gun
  • White shirt
  • Cardboard
  • Wax paper
  • Red rickrack
  • Fabric glue


Instructions

  • Use a glue gun to glue pin back to the back of silk flower. Set aside.
  • Place a piece of cardboard lined with wax paper inside the shirt (this prevents glue from seeping through the shirt).
  • Cut 4-5 strips of rickrack, all the same length.  
  • Use fabric glue to adhere rickrack to the shirt in horizontal lines (leave about one inch between each). Let dry completely.
  • Pin flower onto shirt in the upper left corner of the rickrack (see photo).

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Diana Buell is a local crafter and mom of two boys.

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Published June 2017

 

 

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