D.I.Y Day 1# American Flag Shorts

Old Jean: New Look

So after lusting after everyone Topshop American Flag short's I decided to try making my own, I will be making another pair soon (another tutorial for those too). I know that a heap of you love making things and really loved the shorts too, so I hope my videos and photos help you in making yours. This D.I.Y is a paint one, but the next one will be different (and even easier).

Things you will need:

  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Scissors
  • Plastic table cloth
  • Paint brush
  • Old postcard (or star Stencil)
  • Jeans (unloved ones are perfect give them new life)
  • Cup of water (this is if you would like the paint to look more worn)

So here are my videos one is stupidly short and the other is long (still getting use to Youtube) and photos of the end result. I really hope this well help you and that you will just give it ago, they are not perfect but they cost me nothing (I had all the stuff already, plus I saved a pair of jeans I would have throw). I had fun making them, and the videos I think on my next D.I.Y I will set up stuff more as my camera failed. So let me know if you make them, and I hope you will like this new feature if you have any questions than leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Photo: Runwaydreamz.com


    Hello to my new readers, I hope you are enjoying the randomness I can't believe the weekend is over already I hope you had a good one. I will be starting some new D.I.Ys on the weekend, I have to fit them in when I get some free time (which is hardly ever). Anyway let me know what you think, I know these are a bit crappy but it's great fun ( to be honest I wear a lot of rubbish anyway so no different there).

If your after more D.I.Y inspiration head over to Steph's blog, she has done a heap of totally awesome ones (sound like the turtle from finding Nemo) I want her cross top!


  1. Well done hun, you did a great job. xxx

  2. Oh my god! You have no idea how much I love this tutorial! Can't wait to try it out! :P I just watched your first tutorial video before, I'm going to watch no.2 also!! :)
    Thaaaaaanks!!!!! xoxo

  3. this is AWESOME ahhh i love it,make me some pleeeease :)

    kate xo

  4. Very vibrant!

    Don't wear them in the rain!

  5. these look so good! they're going to look amazing for the summer x

  6. Kool!! I love how you just went for it - I'd be too nervous in case I went wrong and couldn't wear the trousers again... eek!


  7. Yours might actually be my favorites. I was just thinking about getting rid of about 3 pair of jeans but now I have different plans for them...

  8. these look really good! you did a great job :)


  9. Wow you did an AMAZING job! They look great :-) And worst of all you made it look so easy!lol xx

  10. Great post - really inspirational! thanks xx

  11. Wow I can't believe you made those, they look fab. Everyone's at this DIY fashion at the mo, I think I need to get on board.

  12. Hey! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!


  13. THESE LOOK GREAT ! well done you - def inspired me to sort out some of those old jeans

  14. wow you did really well :) reminds me i need to make new shorts lol


  15. Wow! Tottaly loved it!


  16. These look fab! I think I am going to have to DIY these now :)

    Maria xxx

  17. You are so talented!


    PS I've tagged you in my blog today!

  18. You need to start an online store ASAP. I swear so many people would buy these. Do it!!!

  19. I love the fact you made it more personal by handpainting them!!

    pretty cool blog btw

    check out ours!

  20. wow that is cute ! lol maybe i should try making a Malaysia flag shorts hahaha

  21. you have really gone for it, well done! happy easter

  22. wowowo love these, such a clever idea.

    Helen, X

  23. This is a really great DIY. One qs - does the acrylic paint come off when washed?


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