Saturday, February 11, 2012
Super Easy DIY Valentine T-Shirt!
A dear lady we know in Maryland gave us a subscription to Disney's Family Fun magazine as a Christmas gift. Our first issue arrived a few weeks ago and had some darling ideas, including this easy way to make fun Valentine t-shirts. I knew Madi would love this and she is at that age where she loves to match Mommy, so I found two pink tees at Walmart for around $3 each and got busy.
First I used a strip of double sided tape to adhere heart doilies to the shirts.
Then I got my paint and foam brush ready. I used textured glittery paint, but you can use whatever kind of fabric paint you would like.
I used the doily as a stencil and dabbed on the paint.
Then I carefully peeled off the doily. It looked like this.
I took the tube of paint and following the stenciled dots, added another dot of paint on top of each one.
I let them dry for a day or two and when finished, the heart stencil and paint gave the shirts this really subtle, sparkly, watermark effect. I was very excited with how they turned out!
The lighting made it a bit hard to fully see the hearts in these photos of us wearing them, but I think you'll get the idea.
I surprised Madi with these after school one day and she absolutely loved them! Such a simple, affordable project.
And this cute heart chalkboard? Found it for $2.50 in the Target value section! I'm always looking for new ways to say I love you.