6.27.2012

Stars & Bars Cutoffs

I've been seeing various red, white & blue attire popping up lately, possibly because the 4th of July is rapidly approaching, or perhaps everyone just really loves Merica right now. I pick the latter of the two.

 I scored some pretty sweet shades that fall under that category. 

But the tip of the patriotic iceburg was when I saw Monica rocking a pair of shorts she had found at le Tarjay.

Being that I'm cheap and stubborn. I refused to go buy them, because I knew I could make em myself.

I present to you: my DIY stars & bars cutoffs.

Sunday after Family Breakfast I had my mom drag out a box of old jeans that she had saved over the years for craft projects.

I attempted to squeeze my notsotiny toosh into a bazillion and twelve different pairs, and finally landed on some real fashionable wideleg white capris. Meow.

And immediately took scissors to them. Out came the craft paint and I set to work.



 I got a little giddy when I saw the red stripes coming to fruition. Yea, that's how lame I am. At least I can admit it. Heck, once the other side had a coat of blue I was blowing up Instagram with pictures!

I patiently waited to add my stars, and now... I present to you... probably the coolest pair of shorts I have ever made (Sorry 6th grade home ec teacher, the plaid boxers we made come in a close 2nd)



Tonight I am working on a pair to send to miss Melissa Jo! Spreadin the Merican' love my friends - that's what it's all about.

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19 comments:

Amanda said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! I wish I had the time to make these before our weekend away, because I would totally rock them, but alas there is little time to be had :)

K said...

Those are awesome! I SO want to make a pair! 4th of July is big in these parts because it coincides with the Summer Nationals, which is a huge car show. Big A counts down the days to it EVERY year!

~Katie said...

These are so cute! I like them better than the Target ones!

christin said...

MERICA

Leah said...

Love them!!! You'll definitely be the talk of the party, in a good, why didn't I ever think of that way!

Adrienne said...

Love em! 'Merica!

Melissa Jo said...

LOVE these! Gee I might have to get a pair HA! :)

Thank you so much for making them for me!

Kelly said...

Omigosh. Sooooo cute!! Normally we are on a boat in the middle of a lake, but this year for the 4th we at going home to Kansas. We're going to be with family and friends, so I've got to figure something patriotic to do... WISH I could pull these off so badly!! So fun :-D

Tiffany said...

Love them!!

tara said...

hi. make me a pair for 4th of july. i need them like 12 sizes bigger than yours though.

sara with an h said...

i hope you inform every single person who compliments you on them, that you in fact, made them yourself....beause that's totally what i do everytime someone says something about my leopard print infinity scarf. a+ job lady!

Kristin said...

those shorts turned out awesome!! how did u do the stars?

Monica said...

OMG love them!!!

Dree said...

the.coolest.shorts.ever

Those sunglasses are pretty amazing, too!

Carolyn said...

Love it!! :)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Love!! Now you just need to find throw an Olympics Opening Ceremony party to have one more excuse to wear them :)

Holly said...

Love those shorts! Americuuuuuhhhhhh, fuck yeah! We need craft night when you come visit (or vice versa)!!

Al said...

notsotiny my ASS!!oops, wait, I mean, my ass is huge but yours is tiny!!
Love em, friend! ;)
xoxo

Michelle (michabella) said...

You're so crafty. I'm jealous. Those are awesome!! And I love your glasses!!!!!!! Where can I get a pair?!