Auburn Pride: Independence Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Independence Day!

 Are you ready for the 4th of July?
Have your shorts ready?
No?
No worries! You can have them done in no time! Check mine out!
 
 
 

 
 
I went to the thrift store with my friends where we bought some baggy, ugly, jeans.
We took them home and drew on them with soap to know where to cut.  Make sure to leave them plenty long in case you need to cut some more off! Next you need to bleach them for twenty minutes by placing them in a bucket with bleach mixed with water. After twenty minutes rinse them with soap, then throw them in the dryer.

 
 
Next all you need is masking tape and some foam star stickers! Don't forget the paint of course, I'm sure you can guess what colors you'll need...
This is where you can get as creative as you want to.  I googled some different looks and found some that I liked. Once you have the design in mind start creating!
Put the stars down wherever you choose, then blot the paint on. DO NOT BRUSH!!! Because it can easily get under the stars.  Next place your tape going the way you choose (Vertically or Horizontally) then paint by brushing or blotting.

 
 Then remove the tape to see your amazing design!

 
Now for the back... The picture above is one of my friends shorts, she only did the back and they turned out adorable!
 

For mine I did the tip top of the pockets with stars. Again masking tape is very important, especially for the back.

 
Lastly I added some vertical stripes and my shorts were complete!
 
Happy Fourth Everyone!



34 comments:

  1. Those are super cute shorts - you did a great job with them!

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  2. You have a great sense of style

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  3. Those shorts are adorable!!! At first I thought they were store bought, but I love that you DIY's them! Great job!

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  4. Great idea for a DIY project! Those turned out so cute :)

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  5. so festive for 4th of July, so cute.

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  6. beautiful - i don't know if i would be that bold enough to wear the look :D

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    1. Go for it! You never know unless you try it on!

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  7. SO CUTE! I will be trying these ^^

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  8. Wow! What a fun DIY! I love how they turned out.

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  9. very cute and crafty!! I know you are thrilled with them

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  10. How fun is that! I may swipe this... I never know what to wear. LoL! I hope you share this on my link party, I think my readers would love to see them too! - Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

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    1. I would love to link up, when is it?

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  11. What an awesome idea! Now I should see if I have jeans I can upcycle.

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  13. Cute top! Great for the hot weather!

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  14. Those turned out good!!! What's the trick on the angle? I always eff uo the crotch!!

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  15. Very cute idea!! I love this DIY! Awesome job :) Happy 4th!!

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  16. I ended up swiping this idea for one of my kid's outfits for fireworks! Thank you for sharing and I really hope to see you again at this week's Fast Pass Friday! - Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

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  17. Thanks for sharing this with the Pinterest Love Weekend Pin-It Party :)

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