Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY American Flag Tank

I have been seeing everyone lately in awesome American Flag t-shirts or tank tops and I wanted one. Yesterday I went shopping and was looking for one but no luck. And I thought, I can make one myself.  I have noticed other wonderful bloggers doing DIY American Flag shirt, so I thought why not try it. 

How I made mine
-I used a regular white t-shirt and cut it into my desired tank top.
-I used painters tape to mark where the lines would go and where the stars would be
-I cut out star shapes 
-I painted the red stripes first, I didn't fill them in all the way either. It gives it a rough look.
-Then I taped the starts down to my desire and painted navy blue around them (be careful they don't move) 
-Then I let dry 
-And I took of the tape. Poof. American Flag tank top. 









Cautions
-I used regular acrylic paint so I will have to be extra careful washing it. I didn't have fabric paint laying around or I would have used that. 

I absolutely love how it turned out. I don't think it could have gone any better. I am now looking into other patterns I can paint onto tank tops or t-shirts. I also want to do America Flag shorts. I am totally inspired by something I did myself. So if you have a regular white shirt laying around and what to do something cute with it. Try this. 

Got any great DIY projects, I would love to check them out.

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31 comments:

  1. This is a fun diy project and perfect with the 4th coming up so soon. I've been meaning to try painting fabric. It looks like a lot of fun and they you truly own a one of a kind piece. :)

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  2. This is a gorgeous idea! Might have to try a UK one. ;-)

    -Petite Promises
    http://petitepromises.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. ah it turned out fabulous!!! awesome job!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love the rough look of the stripes...the whole things just looks perfect!

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  5. i've been feeling very patriotic lately with july 4th coming up & the olympics, this is such a great idea, might make one for my son!

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  6. Great job! I love it! You're so creative and it turned out so perfectly. What a great top for Summer, and especially for the 4th of July. I'm so happy to have discovered your adorable blog, I love it!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  7. I am in total and UTTER awe that you made this yourself...my word you are seriously such an awesome DIYer! You should open up an Etsy store or something and sell these adorable shirts...I know sooo many people would love to wear them! x

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  8. Love it! It turned out great! I'm tempted to try it myself! :)

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  9. I love this! I think I need to go make myself one now. And american flag shorts would be so cute!

    xo,
    jessie

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  10. really great DIY! its so effective!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  11. this is the.coolest.thing.ever. it's just great! i'm off to make my own now :)

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  12. This looks so amazing you're very clever!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  13. Woooow, this is amazing! I love it so much, good job girl!
    Following you now :)

    I have a beauty blog and it would mean a lot to me, if you could check it out and let me know,if you like it...and maybe follow back :P

    http://meandmycousin1.blogspot.com/

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  14. oh this is perfect for next weekend!!! i love it!

    xx

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  15. i would never have guessed that this is a handmade shirt! Such a brilliant idea!
    xxx,
    Lily
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.co.at/

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  16. this is a perfect idea!!!!!!!
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  17. The best Flag top I´ve ever seen!! I love it!!!
    Golden hands!!!

    Hottest tip for manicure in summer 2012 at
    http://bimbo-divas.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a cool idea! So clever :D xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  19. Great DIY and you look great in it! I'd definitely try making one :)

    btw, I have a Romwe dress giveaway on my blog, if you interested to join :D
    Here is the link : http://missoline.blogspot.com/2012/06/giveaway-2-backless-shift-dress-from.html
    Thank youuuu... >.<

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com/

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    1. Btw, I love your blog and follow you just now >.< Do you mind checking mine out? Thanks!

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  20. i love this! i'm about to pin it - its sooo cute and easy for the 4th (which is next week.....say what?!) love your blog friend :)

    xoxo hannah / 17inheart.com

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  21. Wow, you did a great job! I thought the shirt was store bought at first until I realized it was a diy!

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  22. so cool!!! congrats!

    I follow you...

    http://dressedcrisis.blogspot.pt/

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  23. I love how it turned out! Just found your blog and now a follower! :D

    I'd be happy if you check out my blog: funandoblivious.blogspot.com

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  24. This is beautiful, it's perfectly done and I wouldn't have even thought it was handmade! x

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  25. this is amazing! i am so doing this for the 24th! thanks for posting cute girl!

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  26. Thank you for sharing. I have thesame problems you mentioned. I definitely need one of those country tank tops thank u.

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