Coffee Filter Stamped Floral Shorts

 Here is a simple, cheap d.i.y. perfect for wearing to summer bbq's and bon fires.
When making these shorts I wanted flowers that were more abstract than a stencil or the regular flower doodle, so I turned to the multi-purpose coffee filter to stamp flowers onto my shorts. Feel free to use your own creativity on this project, coffee filters make for great abstract flowers! 

Materials needed: coffee filters, all purpose/fabric paint, shorts (mine were thrifted), paintbrush.

1. Cut coffee filters in half and start rolling along the edges to make a flower
2. Dip end of flower in paint and print onto shorts
3. Color in flowers with paintbrush 
4. Add accents like green leaves.

Disclaimer: while in the process of making these shorts I googled the right way to paint on shorts and found fabric paint & acrylic works best. The only fabric paint I found was fluorescent so I went with acrylic (the directions say it is fine to use on fabrics). I don't know how they will turn out when I wash them, but if anything they will just fade and make the design more subtle.

The weekend is almost over, take full advantage of the weather and the summer festivities.



  1. Those are lovely and so perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Pretty! ♥