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Red, White, & Blue 4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, summer seems to be kicking me in the tushie so far, but we are very much looking forward to 4th of July and celebrating our independence and freedoms with family and some stunning fireworks over the lake.

Therefore, I wanted to show how we made these cute flag jackets the girlies get to wear while we hang out this holiday and Oooooh & Ahhhhh at the fireworks high above us. We loved making these because they didn’t require any special equipment to get going. Annnnnnnd we found the jean jackets at a second~hand store for a song {and a few bucks after they stopped laughing at our singing}.

You’ll need:

~ Denim Jackets {check at thrift or second~hand stores first!}

~Fabric paint {I like the soft kind}

~ Painter’s tape

~ Large sponge or cotton balls

~ Wax paper

~ Star punch

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

First, make sure you wash the jacket according to what the paint says….sometimes they want you to wash it without fabric softener.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

We used this paint, but I didn’t end up using the white cuz I liked the way it looked without.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I started with the stars and taped off the corner with tape.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

To get the stars, I put strips of tape on wax paper and punched the stars out.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ta~da, you have stickers!!

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I didn’t have any large sponges to dab the paint on with, so I used cotton balls….but I highly recommend to use a large sponge to dab it on with if you don’t want paint under your fingernails for the next week.

*Make sure the paint thickness is to your liking and then peel the stars and tape off right away and let it dry completely before doing the stripes* This will keep your stickers from peeling the paint off your jacket once dry.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Once the blue is dry, map out the stripes with tape. I’m a teensy bit OCD {like I mention here}, so I taped it all up and then pulled off every other strip so they would all be equal thickness.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Then, go nuts with the red paint! Be sure to pull off the tape as soon as you’re done painting so it can dry fully.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Once it’s dry, you have a totally adorable new jean jacket to wear for next week’s festivities.

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Cute and easy peasy!

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

If it’s hot where you live, you can even cut the sleeves off and make a cute vest….or make these on t~shirts.

Have a great 4th of July!!

Have fun!

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4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets  By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

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