Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Valentine's Shirt Project

Yes, this V-day craft is about a week late, but in my defense, I had it completed on the day.

This is a project that has been going around. I found it in Family Fun Magazine and decided to expound on the theme.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I found some $2 shirts on my thrift shopping adventure. I used one of those shirts to create this masterpiece.


craft paper
paper doilies
fabric paint
paint brush
glue stick
cookie cutters

First, I took a sheet of craft paper and put it on the inside of the shirt (I didn't want paint going through to the other side.

Then I took my doilies and place them where I thought they looked nice. I put a small streak of glue-stick glue on each doily to keep it in place.
After I had painted through each doily and peeled them up, I thought to myself, "It needs more..." This is never a good thought.
I found a few heart shaped cookie cutters and went crazy!
Read the instructions on the fabric paint and make sure you give it enough time to dry.
Jellybean loves her shirt and while she refuses to let me take normally posed pictures of her, she was still pleased to show it off.

I'm sure we'll get a lot of use out of the shirt this spring. I'm thinking this project would work really great with round doilies as well.

Try it out and have a Happy Day!


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  1. Those heart stencils are adorable and your little one looks very cute in this shirt!

  2. How adorable!! Love the idea!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  3. So sweet, will definitely try this at home!

  4. Cute! And that smile of J's is even better. :)