Ginger Snap Crafts: DIY 4th of July Shorts with DecoArt {tutorial} & a DecoArt Giveaway

DIY 4th of July Shorts with DecoArt {tutorial} & a DecoArt Giveaway

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Just popping in to share a quick last minute DIY 4th of July shorts tutorial, AND I have a fun giveaway from DecoArt so you could make these & lots more. Yay! So keep reading! :)

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A few weeks ago I was out shopping with my girls for some summer clothes, and my 6 year old spotted these shorts:

shorts at store

Of course, she wanted them right then! Buuuut I told her I bet we could make a pair! :) We had just gone through their school clothes, & I had a huge bag of jeans that were too short or had holes in their knees in our garage. So when we got home I pulled out an old pair, cut them into shorts & then we got to work! :)


I used DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint, a stencil we already had & a foam brush to make ours.

decoart paint

I love the DecoArt SoSoft Fabric paint! It dries nice & flexible, not stiff like some paints can be!

decoart sosoft paint

I used the foam brush to make the stripes. This was a super fast project. I bet it only took us about 10 minutes to finish our shorts. This would be a great project for the kiddos to work on. :)

fabric painting

All done! :)

stars & stripes shorts

My daughter LOVES her “new” shorts! :)

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Now it is time for one of YOU to have the
chance to win some fabulous DecoArt products! :)


Enter in the form below! Good luck!
Giveaway ends Friday. So hurry! :)

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Check out another fun 4th of July post with DecoArt’s People Paint.

People Paint by DecoArt

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I am a member of the DecoArt Core Blogger program. The DecoArt products used in this post were given to me by DecoArt. All opinions are my own. Thanks!
This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I love the shorts you did! I'd like to fancy up some jeans and clothes with it!

  2. I'd give the kids some blank shirts and let them deck themselves out in some red, white & blue self-made designs.

  3. I bet the store shorts were quite expensive as well. Oh and I like the longer length for girls. No need for short shorts! Great idea!

  4. Love that brand. I love letting my daughter go crazy creating her own wardrobe!

  5. I would love to use these products to make some freezer paper shirts for my kids.

  6. i would make cute summer tee's for the fam beach trip

  7. those shorts are so cute! I have a ton of hand me down jeans for the girls that would be fun to cut into shorts or capris and decorate with the paint


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