Howdy folks! I know it is late, we had a busy day today with all the kids marching (or scooting rather) in the parade. The kids and I made some fancy shirts to wear today, don’t we look stylish…and yes, I am rocking a fanny pack LOL! C’mon, they are so practical, can’t we forsake fashion and bring back the fanny pack?!?
Incase you want to make some of these star-spangled shirts I made a video…not one of my best but hey, that can’t all be perfect (heck, who am I kidding, I’ve NEVER shot a perfect video…OK it’s probably par for the corse) so if you have 17 minutes to kill have a look
Basic T-shirt instructions: You will need white t-shirts (you can use ones with stains on them, it is a great way to revamp your wardrobe or get a 3 pack of white tees from a department store, the ones I got for the kids were youth large from Hanes, $5.47 for 3) and spray fabric paint. I used this set from Oriental Trading or just mix acrylic paint with water (the consistency of whole milk) and put it in a dollar store spray bottle and you are good to go. You will need masking tape and contact paper for the stencils.
- Place a large piece of cardboard inside your T-shirt to make it flat and to keep paint from leaking through to the back.
- Cut stars from contact paper and stick them to your shirt. Stick strips of masking tape where you want stripes.
- Spray blue paint or dye on the stars and red dye on the stripes.
- Remove the tape and stars and let dry.
- Repeat on the back side if you like (we did and it looked great!)
- Rinse the nozzles of the spray bottles in cool water, spritz some clear water through the pump to prevent it from clogging.
Well. that was easy, I guess I did not need to make a video LOL! Here is a look at the shirts and shoes we made. I found plain white and black canvas shoes at Wal-Mart and they are as fun to paint on as…well, a blank canvas!
And I painted my nails for the holiday, how fun! I am so amused by the little things.
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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