4th of July DIY: Stars and Stripes Shorts


The 4th of July is almost upon us, so of course we’ve been getting ready with some American-themed DIYs! We found some awesome starred and striped ribbon in our store, so we jazzed up a pair of denim shorts and gave them some patriotic spirit. Keep reading to find out how to make it yourself!


1. Lay the starred ribbon over the top of the back pocket of your shorts, then cut it so it perfectly fits across the top of the pocket. Cut another piece of the same size. While the starred ribbon is still placed at the top of the pocket, place the striped ribbon underneath and cut it so it fits across the middle of the pocket. Cut another piece of the same size. Use the same process to create two bottom strips of the starred ribbon.

2. Flip the top piece of the starred ribbon over and add some glue to the back. Place it on the top of the back pocket and press down while glue dries.

3. Continue to glue down the other pieces of ribbon, making sure you have a starred piece at the top, then a striped piece, then another starred piece. Do this for both pockets.

4. Let the glue dry, then you’re all set. Pair your shorts with a flowy white top and a bright red bag, and rock them at 4th of July celebration!

9 comments on “4th of July DIY: Stars and Stripes Shorts

  1. littlelisacolor says:

    Reblogged this on Little Lisa: and commented:
    I thought this was a cute DIY idea for all of those who waited until the last minute to find patriotic shorts and came to no avail. It’s super easy and cheap. I hope this helps solve the no shorts problem for Independence Day.

  2. tanya says:

    These are so hot. Cute idea xx

  3. Love these! This has to be the best patriotic fashion tutorial I have seen. Stop by and say hi🙂

  4. Diana says:

    Wow it’s just great! (:

  5. Anna Karisma says:

    Reblogged this on Anna California and commented:
    en dag ska jag ge mig på detta

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