July 28, 2012

DIY Team USA shirt

Yes - I just HAD to have a shirt to show off my Olympic Fever - - so here it is - a quick tutorial on how to make a DIY Team USA Shirt!

I know I don't normally post craft tutorials on Saturday, but hey, I just made this yesterday afternoon, so I couldn't post it before then.  I wore it to an Opening Ceremonies watch party - aka, eating pizza and popcorn at my parents' house.

Anyways, on to the tutorial - - first off, I grabbed the shirt on sale at Old Navy a few days ago for $3 - I am always on the look-out for cheap blank shirts - you never know when you'll need one.

Then I had this paint from Tulip on hand (we used it when we painted shirts) - it was perfect - glitter fabric paint.  In Red White and Blue.  The White was actually more of a clear with glitter.

So I cut out a design on my Silhouette Cameo, but you can use an exacto knife and hand-cut contact paper - that's what Kate did - I used her shirt for inspiration.

Then I painted over the design/stencil that I had stuck onto the shirt, like so:
I let the paint dry for maybe 30 minutes then painted a second coat.  Then I let it dry about an hour in the sun.  After that I carefully peeled off the vinyl stencil.  The lines from the glitter paper were really crisp and perfect - love that!

Then I put it on for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies - nothing like last minute!
So, if you want a fun Saturday activity today while you watch the Olympics, make yourself a Team USA shirt - you can do it!!

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

Love! The best craft projects are the impromptu ones.

Love! The best craft projects are the impromptu ones.

Wow! Looks like it came from a trendy shop! Well done!

So fun!! You are so creative!!

I featured your shirt on my blog today, feel free to check it out: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/07/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-42.html

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