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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