Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day Shirts

I’ve been making festive t-shirts for my kiddos for years. This time around I thought I would give the reins over to them. I have to say, I think they did a pretty good job.

What you need to make one yourself….

T-shirt (I usually pre-wash)
T-shirt form (I made my own from cardboard and covered them with plastic bags)
Paper plates
Fabric paint
Pencils and/or sponge dabber
Pattern (I copied an image from google and cut it out of cardstock)
Glue stick

My son made his on a green shirt with white paint.
My girls made theirs on white shirts with different shades of green paints.
Slide your shirt over the t-shirt form to keep your fabric smooth and flat. This will also keep any paint from go through to the back of the shirt. Print out an image the size you need, cut it out and use the glue stick to hold it in place on your shirt while you work.
Put a little bit of paint on a paper plate and you’re ready to start dabbing around the edges of your pattern. As soon as you are done painting, peel the paper pattern off and set aside to dry.
Oh the concentration.

Working hard.

Thinking, thinking, thinking.

Voila!!! Job well done.


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man the boys would have loved to do this. I may have to make a project day for them to do a shirt!

Intense Guy said...

Hope you had the "luck of the Irish" on St. Patrick's Day!!!

:) Those shirts look nifty!