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.
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!!