I love when my kids get to wear fun, festive shirts. Especially during the Christmas season since it's my favorite! I love the cute graphic shirts out there. But sometimes, I like to try my hand at some appliques and personalize my kids shirts.
This year, though, instead of an applique, I decided to try some fabric paint stamping. This is what I came up with:
I wanted to create Christmas shirt that my boys could use even after the holidays and not only that, one that doesn't scream 'I'm a Christmas shirt'. Ha!
Anyways, here's how I did it.
First, I created a tree stamp (since I didn't have one). I took some craft foam sheets.
Drew my tree on it.
And cut it out. I realized later I needed it a little thicker. So I actually cut out two and glued them together.
Then I hot glued them onto a container lid.
And we have a stamp!
Then I used a plain black shirt and white fabric paint.
I slid a piece of scrap cardboard between the layers of the shirt to avoid the ink bleeding through and so I had a flat surface.
I squirted a bit of the paint into a jar lid (you can use a plate or piece of cardboard.. whatever you have on hand).
With a foam brush, I brushed on a layer of the paint onto my stamp.
Try to wipe away any excess of the sides of the stamp so it doesn't drip onto the shirt.
Place the stamp where you want. I did one row of trees.
Then I carefully did another layer over top since the shirt was black and the paint was white.
Let the shirt dry overnight.
Easy, like I said.
And I like the simplicity.
Hope you all have a great day!!