Stars and stripes are definitely  a hot commodity this time of year and during a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom I spotted these super cute, super DIY-able Current/Elliott’s  … my inspiration here. After doing some research and gathering some key materials I set off on my DIY adventure.


Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

If you’re doing this at home you will need: A pair of cutoff shorts, fabric paint pen (this is optional), foam brush, fabric paint, paint brush, spray mount, and star stencil. I got all of my supplies from Michaels.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of JulyStar Shorts DIY 4th of July

First things first, lightly spray your stencil with spray mount, especially the area around which you will be stenciling. FYI the spray mount is key in this project – I can’t stress that enough so reapply every so often. After applying the spray mount to the stencil, position it on your denim and make sure its as flat as possible before you start applying the paint.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Once the stencil is in place blot on your paint. I used a paint brush and fabric paint pen in those hard to reach areas then I filled in the rest of the stencil shape with my foam brush.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Ta-da!! The stencil peels off easily leaving a perfect star. Now, step and repeat till they look something like this:

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

After these babies are dry they’re ready to wear.


6 responses to “Star Shorts DIY”

  1. Brittany! I think your version is way cuter than your inspiration shorts! You go girl!

  2. […] Tank Top & Silk Top : J. Crew | Star Shorts : DIY’d by Yours Truly | Heels : Kors by Michael Kors | Earrings : Vintage | Bracelets : J. Crew & Forever […]

  3. Lottie Rose says:

    If you do not have spray mount or anything similar lying around, or in your town, what could be used as a replacement? And do I really need it? Thankyou! This is such an amazing idea.

    • Hey Lottie, Yeah the spray mount really helps the stencil from moving around but you do not need to use it. Send some pics of your project when you are finished – I would love to see them!! Thanks for reaching out and I am glad you like the DIY idea 🙂

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