Fail: DIY American Flag Shorts

Pin Reaper: Courtney

Original Inspiration:

Pinterest Fail DIY American Flag Shorts inspiration

What I Did: It was becoming close to the 4th & we wanted some cute shorts without paying the price. we followed the directions and this is what we got. we spent hours laughing at the result.

My Result:

Pinterest Fail DIY American Flag Shorts result

Next Time I Will: To be honest, I don’t think there is any saving it. Lol

Pinterest Fail DIY American Flag Shorts storyboard


  1. Andrea Withrow

    I don’t understand the fail. The only thing I can see is that you applied the paint really heavily… If I saw you in person that is what I would have thought you would have wanted. I wouldn’t give it a second thought. Congratulations on your win, and not fail

  2. Amanda

    Wash them a couple of times. Will probably turn out the way you want.

  3. Renee

    I think they are great. And the even better part is that you did them together and have a fun memory together. Great Job!

  4. Jane

    I think they look great. Not a fail at all.

  5. Kelly

    You might try gently going over the surface with sandpaper? It really does look good apart from the paint being more opaque than you probably wanted.

  6. Elle

    It would probably be easier to get the effect you want using really pale blue jeans, like the OP did. A thinner layer of paint would show up better on a light background.

  7. Dana

    This is a fail because you were trying to be patriotic, but it’s actually a violation of the Flag Code to wear the flag on your body like this.

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