Monday, February 13, 2012

Last Minute Valentine's Day Shirt

Whew!  Is anyone kind of not ready for V-day to be here?

I'm not.  I just have so many heart related crafts swimming around in my head and not enough time to do them all!

Well, I had to squeeze one more shirt in before heart day gets here.

If you are at a loss for what to wear to be festive tomorrow, make this shirt real quick.  You'll look adorable!

What you'll need:
Blue & red fabric paint
Painters' tape (or masking tape)
X-acto knife & cutting board (unless you have skinny tape)
Small piece of freezer paper
Paint brushes
Cardboard (or something to put in the middle of your tee)

Here's the paint I used:

So, if you have fat tape, like mine, you can cut it in half on your cutting board with an X-acto knife.

This is before I cut it.  I followed the lines (you can barely see them through the tape)

Then lay 3 pieces of your tape where you want to start on the shirt & take off the middle piece.  This will give you more accurate spacing.  Repeat until you have enough stripes.

Paint in between the tape lines.  I had just enough paint from this little bottle.  So if you are making more than one shirt, buy more than one bottle.

The bottle says you should wait 4 hours for it to dry.  Um, that is not happening.  I am like the world's most impatient crafter.  That tape came off in 30 minutes!

Then cut a heart in your piece of freezer paper (free hand it or use a template). 
Freezer paper looks like this (in case you've never bought it) & can be found on the Ziploc aisle at the grocery store.
Reynolds® Freezer Paper
Iron it down & paint your red heart.
Note: If you don't want the stripes to show through, lay a heart down before you paint your stripes.
Yay!  All done :)

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!


That's Life said...


Marina said...

Well done Renee! I am not ready either. All I have is a ribbon with Happy Valentine on it!

Jennie Louise said...

You are so crafty! Enjoy the day. X

Kelley @ said...

Cute! You have the best ideas :)

Kitty B said...

That turned out so great! Thanks for linking up to tute tuesdays!!

Ginger said...

How brilliant loved this tutorial so much!
Going to post it on my blog so others well come and see how you did it.
Hugs, great blog!