June 15, 2012

The Star Spangled Hoodie.

I saw this picture. And I about had a heart attack. How unbelievably incredible is this hoodie? Words cannot describe. I tried to find it online with no luck. So I thought to myself, "Breanne! You have all that leftover fabric spray paint from your shorts. YOU CAN MAKE THIS!!" And I just so happened to have a random white hoodie laying around that I never wear (pretty sure it's a guy's hoodie from like two years ago but don't tell him I ruined it). 

What You'll Need: 
  • Hoodie
  • Tulip Fabric Spray Paint (from Michael's)
  • Masking Tape
  • Freezer Paper (You can find it by the tin foil)
(You can pretty much follow my tutorial for the shorts here and get the same thing, but I'll explain this better).

This was incredibly time consuming. I didn't really think it through because my shorts had taken an entire thirty minutes to finish. This was more of a few hour job. But it was totally worth it in the end. I started with the stripes on the arms first. I did two masking tape strips thick (does that make sense) on each strip. And then I got a piece of paper and cut out that width to measure the stripes in between. It's harder than it looks to tape all the way around a hoodie so I started with the front and then connected the tape around the back once I got there. Then I moved onto the stars. **I cut stars out of the freezer paper. Then I ironed them on shiny side down. They peel off really easy when you're done.I used around 30 stars for the whole hoodie. I started the stars right under the armpit and up from there (on the hood and all). I just cut them out and placed them then ironed them on, shiny side down. 

Then I took the hoodie to my garage and covered the blue part with grocery bags and taped them down. And then I sprayed. And let me tell you. It took a LOT of paint to cover this hoodie. A LOT. And it's not a continuous spray can. It's a old hairspray bottle, pump til your hand cramps then switch kind of spray. It was terrible. I waited for the red to dry but it took longer than I expected. I would suggest putting a fan near by to make it dry faster. Then I covered the red and did the blue. 











TA DA! I'm so happy with how it turned out! The bottle says to wait 72 hours before washing so I did that and it really helped. Because first of all, it smelled like paint. And also it wasn't super soft to touch. Now it's fine :) GET DIY-ING PEOPLE! For some reason my heart is allllllll up in it's business right now. But I'm fine with it.

53 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh so. perfect.

    Love all-things-American & miiiight have to make this for the evening of the 4th of July when things cool down. You're so clever!

    Happy weekend.

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  2. just found your blog and i love it! you are sooo funny and adorable. i love me some diy myself...we could be friends:)

    tychynhansen.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute! I loved your shorts as well! I'm really obsessed with the whole Americana vibe lately. I just ruined a pair of white skinnies and I'm so tempted to cut them off and spray away!

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  4. Wow! You did an amazing job! I actually have this hoodie haha. I went through the same "Omg I found you on Pinterest and I must have you!" experience - but that was back in December. See it on my blog here!

    I'm super impressed by your DIY! :)

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  5. uhh wow AMAZING. definitely doing this.

    xo.

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  6. Wow! Awesome job! Way to rock that DIY! Great to have for this summer and for the Olympics!
    -Kristen

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  7. Sooooooo cute! I'm inspired to make new hoodies now!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  8. SOOO CUTE!!!! i wish i had the patience to do something like this.
    happy summer;)
    xoxo

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  9. Love love! I need to go find a white hoodie now a.s.a.p. Found you through LIY new follower such a cute blog!
    awesomely-awkward.com

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  10. Wow! Great job! I love it.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  11. it looks so cute!! i came across your blog through living in yellow. i love coming across fellow mormon bloggers and you are adorable! i'm so excited to follow along with your posts bre!

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this! now to find a white hoodie myself...

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  13. I love your blog and your obsession with pieces bearing a flag (I have one also!)

    Found you through living in yellow and definitely following!

    xo Georgina

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  14. Found your blog from Living in Yellow! I am also a Bre, spelled Breanne. I never thought I would find another Bre with the same spelling! Love it & your blog!!

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  15. i need the 4th of july so bad right now. NEED.

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  17. I stumbled across your blog and it's so precious!
    Safe to say I'm a regular! You have the cutest projects and ideas!

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  18. wow, this looks amazing! i LOVE how it turned out :)

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  19. you did such a good job!! that is awesome!!

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  20. THIS IS AWESOME! love it ill need try do this!

    http://le-blondeguruu.blogspot.com/
    Xo; Amanda

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  21. Absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  22. After u washed it did it fade alot and did the paint smell go away? Def want up try this out thank u!

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    1. It faded a little bit yes. So I would suggest spraying it on darker if you don't want it to fade a lot! And yes the paint smell went away after I washed it!

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    2. i'm worried about the colors running into the white. how did you wash your hoodie?

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  23. most definitely going to try this. but question .. did you use masking tape for the stars as well?!?

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    1. I didn't! I used freezer paper. I cut out stars from freezer paper and placed them on the hoodie where I wanted them. Then I ironed on the stars, shiny side down. Freezer paper will iron on clothing temporarily and then will peel off super easy when you're done!

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  24. I love it. What I love most is that the zipper area didn't have paint on it. What did you do to prevent that?

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    1. I just ripped the masking tape into smaller strips and taped off the zipper!

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  25. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! You're amazing!

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  26. I bet it would look good on a heather gray hoodie as well....and it doesn't even need a zipper....I am very inspired.....thank you!

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  27. This is great. And I'd like to point out that we have the same name! Different spelling lol. My name is Breean. But this is soo cool can't wait to do it!!

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  28. What did you use to make the stars that you ironed down? I want to do this so bad I was trying to find the jacket for a long time now to buy but I found it for $80 I would way rather make it!!

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    1. I used freezer paper! You can find it by the tin foil. If you cut out stars and in freezer paper you can iron them onto your clothes temporarily. Iron them on shiny side down. Then they just peel off when you're done!

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  29. Found the jacket at https://svpply.com/item/1204946/Flag_Print_Hooded_Sweat_Hoodie

    It's been out of stock for months though, so I'm jealous of your hoodie! Yours turned out great.

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  30. http://www.romwe.com/flag-print-hooded-sweat-hoodie-p-17675.html

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  31. AHH! i have a white VS hoodie thats getting older, im totally turning it into this now!! :]]

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  32. this is amazing. id never have the patience but it literally looks perfect..you should sell them on etsy !!

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  33. I attempted this and when I washed it (like a week later) the colors mixed and now its red purple and blue :(

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    1. I used foam sheets that are peel and stick; kids' craft section. They worked great. I used a star stencil and cut out about 30 stars.

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  34. http://www.polyvore.com/flag_print_hooded_sweat_hoodie/thing?id=44666356

    Here is the hoodie to buy but yours turned out great!

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  35. How many spray cans of paint did you use did you use?

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    1. Well I'm in the middle of making this and I've used up (1) 4oz. pump-spray bottle of red (it's a size small sweatshirt) and it really needs another coat (turned out pink instead of red). So I would suggest at least 2 bottles of red.

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  36. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  37. what colors did you use for both red and blue? i see Hawaiian fizz blue and Christmas red as options and want to get the same results as you!

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  38. Breanne! I made this hoodie using your blog tutorial! I love it. :) Just one question. When i do finally wash it, what is the best way to do that? I'm worried about the colors running into the white. I can't have that!

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  39. Nice hoodie. I love hoodies in winter. My favorite is Alternative hoodies.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/alternative/index.htm

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  40. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! You're amazing!

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  41. Do you make these hoodies for other people or just for yourself ? Just wondering.

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  42. U can buy it here http://www.sheinside.com/Grey-America-Flag-Print-Hooded-Zip-Up-Sweatshirt-p-106500-cat-1773.html

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  43. you can buy it here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121307685993

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