Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, America.

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.
Shirt #1

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.
Shirt #2

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?
Don't you laugh at my webcam's fuzziness. She's special but I love her anyways.

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 ♥


  1. Awesome outfit! Totally LOVING it <3 Looked like you had a blast!


  2. I LOVE your outfit!!!!!!!! You were so creative! I love the shirt and the shorts (you've got some stuff exploding on your butt ;) lol) so festive!!! I'm settling for blue-blue jeans and um....maybe I think I might have some earrings...I'm so unpatriotic :(
    Love the story with the Whovian shirt!!! I'm going to like enlist you to make me shirts now that I've seen your genius :D hahaha

    Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Happy 4th of July! I love your outfit! :)


  4. Thanks y'all! I really appreciate your kind comments! :D

    Sierra - Yes, there is explosions occurring on my backside. XD My younger sister painted fireworks as well so we had a running joke about putting our hands on our hips (or, more accurately, our behinds) and quoting Night at the Museum 2, "Boom! Boom! Fire power!" My mother even took a video, but I wasn't going to post THAT online. ;D

  5. Happy 4th! That is way cute... my mom is a DIY blogger so I usually leave the crafting to her lol!

  6. I totally love all of these, and I need to make myself a DON'T BLINK shirt. Would you mind sharing where you found the stencils?? :)
    One of my neighbors has an angel statue in their front yard and I freak every time I see it. haha! :p


  7. I think I lost my here I go again. :p

    I love all these projects and I really want to make myself (and maybe a Whovian friend of mine) a DON'T BLINK shirt! :D Would you mind sharing where you found the stencils?? :)


  8. Sarah - I used Berlin Sans FB Demi at size 200 in word document for the "Don't Blink." The TARDIS symbol is from a "I *heart heart* Doctor Who" t-shirt. I cannot locate the original one I used but here is a black version:

    I took scissors and cut the inside out of the letters and symbol so that I could use the outside as my outline.

    Let me know if you have any other questions! I would LOVE to see your final product! :D

  9. That is so cool! I should do that sometime (unfortunately, I probably never will...haha). Your outfit is totally cute! :D

  10. CUUUUUTE! so gonna do that to my shorts...

  11. Will you make me a Doctor Who shirt????? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. So cute!
    I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to DW. #Obsessed
    And the shorts are adorable! :)

  13. SO CUTE. I love DW! I'm so obsessed with it.
    And those shorts are adorable!


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