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Easy Painted Flag Tee

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a teen girl wearing a Painted Flag Tee
 

I’m not a big fan of in-your-face American flag tee-shirts.  But I do like subtle images of the flag on tees.  I also like quick, easy projects and this is a quick, easy one.

 
I got a 100% cotton tee because it’s softer (and who doesn’t love a soft tee?).  Be sure to wash it first, but do not use any fabric softener (it interferes with the paint some how).
 
My shirt came out a little wrinkled so I gave it a quick ironing.
 
  
Then I used painters tape to block out a simple flag shape.  Be sure to rub the edges of the tape down good so the paint doesn’t bleed under the tape. 
a blue t-shirt with blue tape on it marking where to paint the flag decoration
 
I used a foam sponge brush to pounce and brush the fabric paint on for the stripes.  I used a small star rubber stamp to add the stars.  I found it easiest to use the foam brush to brush the paint onto the rubber stamp and then stamp the image onto the tee.
 
The taping and painting took me about 15-20 minutes.  The longest time was spent waiting for the paint to dry so that my daughter could model my new tee-shirt for me.  I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and can’t wait to wear it on the 4th of July.
a teen girl wearing a Painted Flag Tee
 
 Who do you know that needs a flag tee? 
a teen girl wearing a Painted Flag Tee
 
You might also want to see our 80’s Inspired Tees.
 
2 teens wearing t-shirts with painted on designs with title text reading 80's Style Painted Tees

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27 Comments

    1. Thanks, Crystal. I’m all about easy projects (who has the time or energy for complicated ones?!)

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project–I am excited to be featuring it today! The new link party is up today, so link up anything you have been posting about! And we will be featuring FROZEN TREATS next week, so if you have any FROZEN TREATS–please share them and we will be happy to feature them! Can’t wait to see what you have to share!

  2. Love this t-shirt! I love crafty things that come together quickly and easily! Thanks for linking to the Patriot’s Palooza party!

  3. Hi Susan – I love the subtleness of this too! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

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  9. so totally cool I need at least one painted shirt now 🙂 love the flag, great job and great tute, thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m all about simple crafts that I can still be proud of. Hope you enjoy crafting with this tutorial, Sherry.

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