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There are times that I really do feel like The Little Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe. I even call our little house "The Shoe". I am a stay at home mom. I do really think that was my calling. My kids are 13, 10, 10, (yes they are twins) and 5. Our life is an adventure, most times it really is a beautiful adventure.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Easy Peasy Home Made T-Shirts

Easy Peasy Homemade T-Shirts...
   Every year I buy the kids Valentines Day shirts from the store.  It adds up.  This year I was fretting because as I have a few million times mentioned we are going to Disney World/ Florida this March, and money is SUPER tight.  I decided to do the Canada Day stencil idea that I do for Canada Day every year.
 It is so super easy and honestly looks great.




                                   I used a floor tile, which you can buy at the dollar store.  
                                   I then traced the shape of a heart and cut it with scissors.







       Next I hot glued an old used ribbon bobbin onto the the bottom of the floor tile (paper side).






                         I then mixed together fabric medium and acrylic craft paint in the ratio
                                                that the fabric medium bottle suggested.

           I put a piece of cereal box in the T-shirt to prevent the paint bleeding to the back side.







                                        God help me, I let the kids each do their own shirt!
                        We painted the paint onto the heart, fairly thickly with a sponge brush.










                                                      


Grace made patterns on hers with a Q-tip.



                               Then we centered the heart onto the T-shirt and pressed it down.








      Voila, Valentines T-shirts that were super fun to make, look great and cost sooooo much less!

3 comments:

  1. They shirts turned out real cute,once again good job.Proud of you

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  2. oh Tristan how clever - i love this idea. thanks

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