To celebrate Independence Day this year, some of our friends joined my sisters and I in designing our own attire to wear to our little town's 4th of July celebration. I took pictures along the way, but please note that most of the creativity was flowing at night so the photos are not too fabulous.
The idea for this shirt developed from Pinterest and was one of my favorite projects. It allowed me to cover my entire left hand with blue paint and take on the resemblance of a Smurf. The red lines came from my finger dragging across the fabric. It was simple to make and tons of fun to wear.
What is the first thing my cat does when I lay my shirt on my bed? He sprawls on top to claim it.
For those of you who are blissfully inaware, I am a Doctor Who nerd. While my siblings and friends were working diligently on their shorts, I wanted to try something a bit different. I printed some stencils and painted myself a new Whovian tee.
I am very proud. :D The awkwardness arose when my father popped the question as to why I was advising others to not blink. My friend's mom (fellow Whovian) and I locked eyes. She attempted to explain but it is more difficult than you can imagine. My recommendation is to simply watch the show. ;)
The shorts were by far my most time-consuming project but I was very pleased with the final result.
I painted the entire front of the shorts blue before applying the use of a star stencil and going crazy with white paint. The stars were then given a second coat of paint to allow them to pop.
The back-pockets were painted red to provide a background for the scene I was to create.
This picture did not turn out clear but after I painted the white streaks, I added the blue to provide more color to my fireworks.
The final result of the painting after I had applied a second coat to each color.
It is not possible to have fireworks without sparkle.
I am a girl; I am addicted to sparkles. Need I say more?
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My outfit to the celebration consisted of the first shirt and my completed shorts.
You cannot see, but I had a lace headband pinning my curly blonde hair down. My sister and I were both shielding our headbands throughout the day because our friends have a history of snapping our bands against our foreheads. One friend labeled me Sacagawea while the rest of our companions gave us the title of hippies. All in all, we looked extremely festive while we had a blast celebrating our beautiful nation's independence.
Happy 237th birthday, America. Make it a great one. ♥
Forever and Always a JesusChick ♥