5 DIY 4th Of July Shirts You Can Make For Your Family

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Can’t get enough of these star-spangled projects for Independence Day? These 4th of July shirts should be perfect for your celebration this upcoming holiday. God bless America!

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4th of July Shirts Perfect for Your Independence Day Celebration

1. Go With a Classic Bandana Flag T-Shirt

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What You’ll Need:

  • Old white t-shirt
  • A pair of scissors and an iron
  • Blue and red bandanas
  • Heat n Bond

Do It Yourself:

  1. Start by cutting a small square of your Heat and Bond.
  2. Iron the piece onto the back of your bandana with the bumpy side facing down.
  3. Next, draw the stars and stripes you need on the paper backing before cutting them out.
  4. Now that you have your shapes, you can start peeling the paper backing off. Your fabric should be left with a shiny “glue” on its back.
  5. Position your stars and stripes on your shirt according to your design before ironing them into place. The heat from the iron should be enough to have your individual shapes bonded to the shirt permanently.

2. Get Creative With the Kids With This Star-Patterned Eraser-Stamped Shirt

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What You’ll Need:

  • A shirt
  • A star pattern
  • Some fabric paint
  • Freezer Paper
  • A pencil with a clean and unused eraser

Do It Yourself:

  1. Start by tracing or drawing your star pattern on the Freezer Paper. Make sure to draw on its non-shiny side.
  2. Cut the shape out using a pair of scissors. If your design’s a little more intricate, an X-Acto knife might also come in handy.
  3. Place the star on the shirt with its shiny side facing down before ironing it onto the shirt.
  4. Now, get ready to stamp your shirt with paint. Before anything else, though, place either a piece of cardboard or freezer paper in the shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through and causing a mess.
  5. Dip your pencil’s eraser in red and blue fabric paint and stamp around your star. You can come up with your own pattern as you like. The one in this picture, however, placed dots closer together towards the center and faded them out to give it a fireworks-like effect.
  6. When the paint dries, peel off the star and follow the paint instructions on how to let it set. Often, this might involve either placing it inside a dryer or ironing it.

3. Don the Old Stars and Stripes with an American-Flag Top

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What You’ll Need:

  • An old white t-shirt
  • Some painter’s tape or packaging tape
  • Red and blue spray paint
  • Some star stickers

Do It Yourself:

  1. If your shirt is big, you can try cutting the sleeves off to turn it into a tank top. You can also open the neckline a little, trim its bottom hem off, and take the shirt’s sides in to let it fit better.
  2. When the shirt fits you just the way you like it, tape the part you’ll be painting blue off then fold it between a cardboard piece to prevent the paint from bleeding through.
  3. Now, place your star stickers on the blue part of the shirt and spray paint as much as you want.
  4. When you’re done, peel the stars off and you should have a shirt with a blue area filled with white stars.
  5. Next, use your tape again to cover the white-striped part of your shirt before covering the blue part with another piece of cardboard. Again, remember to place a cardboard inside the shirt to avoid making the shirt look like a mess at the back.
  6. When you’re done, spray paint the shirt red, making it as dark or as light as you want it to be.
  7. When the paint sets a little, peel the tape off and your shirt should already look like an American flag.
  8. To add some design, you can also spray paint the entire shirt with some glitter spray paint. You can also give it some extra flair by fringing the bottom part. Do this by cutting approximately three inches up after every inch before pulling on every tab and making it curl up a bit.

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4. Make a Ruffled Flag 4th of July Shirt for Her

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What You’ll Need:

  • Old red and blue shirt or cloth
  • Pins and needles
  • Red, white, and blue thread
  • Pencil
  • White buttons

Do It Yourself:

  1. Start by cutting an old red cloth or t-shirt to make strips approximately 1/2″ x 12″ long.
  2. Next, decide how wide you want your flags to be before placing pins on every side to mark the spots.
  3. Lay the strips down and let their tails hang over the shirt’s right side.
  4. Make small pencil marks on both the left and right sides of every strip. Place your markings about a quarter-inch down from the strip’s top before making a straight line using your pencil. This should help give you an idea of where to lay every strip down after ruffling them.
  5. Complete a basting stitch down the center of every 13-inch strip before gathering them until they’re down to 6 1/2 inches in width.
  6. Pin your ruffles in place over the pencil marks you made then sew them into place.
  7. Finish it off by cutting a blue square from an old shirt, sewing it into the shirt, and adding five little buttons on the square.

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5. Complete the Look With a Matching 4th of July Shirt for Him:

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What You’ll Need:

  • Heat n Bond
  • Old red, white, and blue shirt or cloth
  • Needles and some red, white, and blue thread
  • Iron

Do It Yourself:

  1. Start by ironing some Heat n Bond to your old red shirt and cutting them into strips of about 1/2″ x 6″.
  2. Cut a small blue square off of another shirt and iron some Heat n Bond on to it as well.
  3. Finally, do the same with a white piece of fabric, but this time, cut out some small stars instead.
  4. Peel the paper backing off the shapes and lay them on the shirt’s front. Remember to place the stars on top of the blue fabric cutout.
  5. Iron everything into place before stitching around the shapes to complete the look.

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Other than 4th of July shirts, you can also get into the spirit of the holiday with these Pinterest-inspired cheap and easy 4th of July crafts from Themissalliecakes: 

Having a hard time thinking about what you’ll be wearing on Independence Day? Celebrate this holiday by putting on your very own DIY 4th of July shirts to show off your patriotic spirit.

Are there other 4th of July shirts or even accessories that we might have missed? Share them with us in the comments section below!

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