Craft supplies, such as washable markers, fun foam, and garment tape
It’s nice to have special clothes for a yearly holiday such as the Fourth of July. But going out to buy new clothes that are decorated with the American flag, fireworks, and Uncle Sam hats, can get quite expensive. What’s much better than that is to give some of your clothes a Fourth of July theme and then easily turn them back again. You’ll love this project that can be done on any holiday – or any day.
Today’s decorative tape will stick to anything and is easily removed. Purchase red, white, and blue tape to create fun fashions for the Fourth. Tape can be cut and placed across a pocket, a hemline, and the sleeve hems of a shirt to instantly give the garment a holiday look. Other designs can be done, too, such as cutting tape to spell out a word or phrase and cutting tape to make stripes.
Purchase red, white, or blue craft foam and use it to make a garment look different – but only temporarily. Cut circles to be just slightly larger than the buttons on the garment. Cut a slit in each circle and use it to slide over the button. Now, button the shirt or garment as usual. The look is cute for a button-down blouse or dress but only if the buttons are in the front. Try red and blue circles behind the buttons on a white shirt or create your own design.
Washable markers let you design t-shirts, dresses, jeans, and more. Draw or write on the garments and, when the holiday is over, simply wash the garment to see the marker designs disappear. The markers can be used on fabric, buttons, plackets, pockets, and more.
Garment tape opens up a world of Fourth of July fashions for you to make. Use it to put a red, white, and blue pocket on a shirt or dress for the holiday. Or, use it to make colorful ribbon stripes around a pocket, down the side of a dress, down the side seams of jeans, around sleeve hems, or around the hemline of a shirt.
Isn’t it nice to know that you’ll have a new garment to wear for each day leading up to the Fourth of July holiday? People will think that you’ve been shopping at a specialty place but you’ll know that you created the fashions yourself. Do so for any holiday or just to change the look of a garment that you wear often.