It’s one-week til the fabulous Pi Day – time to start crafting for it. Here’s what I made, a Pi Shirt for Trevor – it’s so cool!!
It’s a pretty simple shirt to make. I should use “make” loosely because the shirt was already made – I just stenciled the symbol onto it. I found the shirt at Goodwill Outlet and couldn’t pass it up – I knew it was perfect for this project. I’ve wanted to make a shirt like this ever since I saw the inspiration over at Project Run and Play. They cut out the symbol and sewed it on, but I wanted to stencil it on – let me show you how I did it.
First, I wanted a dark blue but instead of buying new I just mixed some of the paints I had on hand until I got the color I wanted.
I made a stencil using my Silhouette and contact paper (it’s clear, so a little hard to see). It’s a simple shape so you could hand-cut it as well.
Then I dabbed on the paint. I wanted a “worn” look so I didn’t make the coat of paint consistent. The variation in coverage gives it more depth.
It’s the same method and technique I used to make my pillows. With them I used even less paint than the shirt.
Here’s the photo of the inspiration shirt, if you want to go with the sew-on method:
Trevor was nice enough to pose for me, even if he thinks the sleeve length is weird.
Now we’re all ready for March 14th, 3-14, 3.14, Pi Day – next week. Are you??