DIY: Patriotic USA Tee Shirt

I love the 4th of July! It's such a fun and festive holiday. Ready for a great fashion DIY to help you and your family celebrate? Make your own Patriotic USA Tee Shirts for yourself and the kids with this easy DIY tutorial. Mix and match the colors and shirts to vary it up a bit!


  • tee or tank
  • foam brush
  • tape
  • pencil
  • exacto knife
  • freezer paper
  • fabric paint (in color of your choosing)
  • iron
  • cutting mat
  • cardboard
  • image or outline of US map

Patriotic T-Shirt DIY - Materials


Step 1: Trace the outline of the US map onto a piece of freezer paper. Use some tape to hold the freezer paper down as you trace.

Patriotic T-Shirt DIY - Step 1

Step 2: Place the traced drawing on the cutting mat, and cut out the map using the exacto knife. Do this carefully; it can be tricky.

Step 3: Place the cut out map on the shirt and iron it on. Make sure the freezer paper adheres really well to avoid leaks.

Patriotic T-Shirt DIY - Step 2

Step 4: Now it's time to paint! Do one or two coats depending on what color you choose.

Patriotic T-Shirt DIY - Step 3

Step 5: Once you have finished painting, remove the freezer paper let it dry and wear!

Patriotic T-Shirt DIY - Step 5

Want more 4th of July crafts?

Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.