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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.
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
Who do you know that needs a flag tee?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.
Super cute!! Love how easy it is! Thanks for the tutorial!!
Thanks, Crystal. I’m all about easy projects (who has the time or energy for complicated ones?!)
Very cute! I love that it’s subtle but still patriotic.
Al, exactly what I was going for – subtly patriotic (that’s me).
This flag tee is so cute! Love how simple it is to make too!
Cute and simple! I like it!
Really cute and I love the soft colors!
Thanks, Sharon. That shade of blue is one of my favorites.
Love your flag tee! Pinned:) Stop by
Thanks for pinning. Love your beachy pillows, especially the whale!
I love this! It’s so simple and stylized, and I love how it turned out! I’m pinning this, and thanks so much for linking it up to my party!
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!
Love this t-shirt! I love crafty things that come together quickly and easily! Thanks for linking to the Patriot’s Palooza party!
Hi Susan – I love the subtleness of this too! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly
Love this look! Found you at the Link Party Palooza.
Thanks, Sharilee. So nice to meet you!
so totally cool I need at least one painted shirt now 🙂 love the flag, great job and great tute, thanks for sharing!
Glad that you like it, Millie. The tee is so easy to make and fun to wear. Happy 4th.
Such a cute and cool shirt!
love this waiting for fall and christmas ideals such a cute and sinole way to do tees
I’m all about simple crafts that I can still be proud of. Hope you enjoy crafting with this tutorial, Sherry.