Mommy’s Picks: DIY Patriotic Family Wear


Ready to celebrate the Fourth of July? Our Independence Day is a chance for us to celebrate freedom, patriotism, and all good qualities the U.S. of A. has to offer. We have some ideas for kicking the celebration into high gear! Show off your pride in your nation, and get a little red, white, and blue this year!



Star Headband and Hair Combs

Start with the top of your head and try out this sparkling, star-studded headband! It’s simple, eye-catching without being flashy, and goes with any outfit! Best part: most of it can be made from scrap fabric.


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Baby Handprint Flag Shirt

A plain onesie, a little fabric paint, and you have a personalized patriotic outfit for your littlest one! Sure, it’s the American flag; it’s also a record of your baby’s handprint, a personalized memory that can’t be found in any store. Even the smallest member of your family can celebrate the Fourth!

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American Flag Shirt for Kids

Maybe your kids are a little old for onesies, or maybe you don’t want them sticking their hands in paint. That’s fine—we have easy-sew shirts to fit them, too! Again: scrap fabric will make this one of the cheapest projects ever. Plus, you can customize the flag design for boys or girls!


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Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic T-shirt

Remember the red, white, and blue popsicles? That’s exactly what this shirt reminds me of! One color fading into the next, showing you’re ready for the Fourth without looking cheesy or cheap. And again: super-easy! Show off your own patriotic style with this DIY t-shirt!


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Spray Paint Tank Top

Maybe July is too hot for a t-shirt where you live. That’s fine, because we also have a tutorial for you about how to make the world’s easiest patriotic tank top. A white t-shirt, a little tape, a little spray paint, and voila! You have a stay-cool top that shows your patriotic side!


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Patriotic Socks

Moving on down, we want the celebratory to stretch from head to toe! So, what about American flag socks? Ta-da! Here it is, how to make a pair of non-matching, yet perfectly paired socks for your Independence Day celebration:


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Patriotic Kiks

But we can’t stop at socks! Oh, no-o-o-o, we’re going all the way…to the shoes. A pair of cheap, white canvas shoes, a couple markers, and you have the easiest patriotic footwear ever created! Seriously, these are amazing!



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Take pride in your American roots—they run deep, and they grow in freedom. Happy Independence Day!


Stay classy, mamas.

About the Author

Abi is originally from Bay City, Michigan, but is currently residing in Shenyang, China, where she’s teaching English and learning to live in the moment. Despite the long-distance connection, she enjoys helping American small business owners to un-complicate the writing-for-the-Internet part of their lives. You can check out more of her work at her website ( When not writing, Abi can be found studying new languages, exploring new cities, and trying not to melt anyone’s face off as she experiments with ingredients found in local, non-English-speaking grocery stores—like mini lava-peppers, for example.

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