Spring is wrapping and summer is almost here. Usually the kick-off for summer festivities in Southern California is Memorial Day! A day of being outside, BBQ and spending time with family and friends. Which is pretty close to what everyone does on Independence Day so I have those two holidays combined into one Pinterest board. Especially since red, white and blue is popular for both holidays.
The closer I get to the big day in June, the more reception stuff I've been doing so I'm going to pull a project frommy old blog that I wear every red, white and blue chance I get. So I'll be wearing this shirt on Monday at the Dodger/Angel game!
Last summer I was on Instagram and saw that my awesome friend, Tammy, was spray painting a flag t-shirt and I wanted in on the fun. So all inspiration credit goes to her. :) I trimmed the sleeves and neck line of my t-shirt to be slightly more girly since I used a cheap, guy's undershirt from Walmart. Start by cutting out your stars (I used my handy, dandy Cricut) and using some double sided-stick tape, tape them in place how you want them on your shirt. Then spray paint with blue fabric paint.
As you can see, I used cardboard in-between the layers of the shirt to the paint from running through as well as to help keep the paint from spraying on to parts of the shirt I was saving for the stripes part. I also used some packaging tape to help define the lines - you can see it below. Duct tape would probably work better but I was working with what I had at the time.
Leave the shirt alone as let the blue paint dry and be careful when you lift the tape off of the shirt. Some of the paint puddles and could leak onto your shirt! Next, run strips of tape where you want the white stripes to be - you can do this vertical like I did or horizontal, up to you. I think vertical is a little more flattering than horizontal... :) Place cardboard between the layers of the shirt again and use another scrap of cardboard to cover your blue corner. I also laid tape onto the blue edges to make sure the red didn't run into the blue. No purple in our flag!
Spray paint with red fabri paint. Again, the paint puddles onto the tape so I would recommend not moving your shirt until it dries. Unless you want red drips everywhere, not that I know this from personal experience or anything... Once your paint is dry, remove all the tape and you have your spray paint flag t-shirt!