In celebration of Independence day, I painted stars and stripes on a pair of denim cut offs. This project was pretty simple. I bought some red acrylic paint for about 50 cents. I already had white, gold, and blue on hand from previous projects.
Cardboard or something to place in between the legs of the jeans
Acrylic or fabric paint in colors of your choice
Bowl for paint
Foam brush or paint brush
Star shaped stencils (craft store or you can make your own with paper)
1. Place strips of masking tape on one leg of your shorts about 1-2 inches apart either vertically or horizontally. Make sure the width of the masking tape is the same as the space without the tape.
2. Take the foam brush or paint brush and completely fill in the spaces in between the strips of tape. Let dry and remove tape. You can leave as is or paint in the empty spaces. I started with blue but it make me think of a UK flag so I painted over it with white. Let dry.
3. On the opposite leg place the stencil where you want to the stars to be and paint. Let dry and you're done! Easy Peasy. :-) I also painted the belt loops and the edge of the pockets on the front of the shorts.