Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stamped Christmas Tree Shirt

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.  
That's it!


Easy, like I said.




And I like the simplicity.  




Hope you all have a great day!!

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10 comments :

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

How easy and how adorable! Love that cute little model too!

SH said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! He is such a good sport modelling for you :)
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moe talks A LOT said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love this! I am converting a shirt tonight! And I really like how you made the stamp, I've been racking my brain to figure out one time stamps (I was thinking potatoes...I feel like I did that in girls scouts or something) but this is genius! Thanks for sharing.
Found you via Lil' Luna's link party, newest follower.

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CuteEverything.com said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how you made your own stamp! My kids love to have holiday themed clothing, this is so fun! Thanks for linking at Printabelle!

Ginger Bergemann said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!

I'd love if you linked this up at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/12/show-and-tell-4.html

Heather - Chickabug said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an adorable idea! You could stamp all SORTS of things besides shirts, too... like little gift bags! : )

Mariel said... Best Blogger Tips

So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!! I want one!!!! Soooo cute!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

CONGRATS!!
You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button.. you deserve it :)
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Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!! It came out wonderfully! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!