May 9, 2011

Painted Pearls Shirt

Isn't this just the CUTEST?!

It literally cost me like $6ish and like 15 minutes to make :) (if you don't count drying time ... which I don't ;)

I used this tutorial from Jen @ My Own Road and this post on my best friend's Rebecca's blog, Searching Out Simple, to get started ...

We were going to a 4 year old's birthday party and she is the SWEETEST little thing and just LOVES all things girly. So when her mom said she was VERY into tutus and the like I thought this would TOTALLY go with one! (I'll post the tutu-orial tomorrow :D)

So I don't have step-by-step photo instructions on how to make it, but really, it's so easy you don't need them!

Supplies needed:
  • T-shirt (I got mine from Target and the paint held up well. Sometimes a cheaper shirt does NOT)
  • FABRIC paint
  • Pencils/pens in 2-3 with different sized ends
  • Cardboard (to prevent paint bleeding through fabric)
  • *Optional* Ribbon for a little bow (needle & thread to sew bow on)
1. Put cardboard inside the shirt to prevent bleed through ... VERY IMPORTANT lol

2. Decide how many strands of pearls you plan on doing and what you would like the shirt to look like. I used these two ideas as a guide, check out this & this!

3. Dip the eraser end of a pencil in the fabric paint making sure not to get TOO much that it will be clumpy. Dot onto shirt 2-3 times per dip ... this is how you get the cool variations in color :)

4. Use a marker bottom to get a bigger pearl size and do your second strand the same as the first. Continue like this until you have the desired amount of strands.

5. Let dry according to fabric paint bottle. This is when you can attach the bow if you're doing so.

6. Bow Option* Take a small piece of ribbon and tie into a bow. Sew the bow onto the shirt. lol

Now stand back so you can fully appreciate the cuteness of what you've created :)

I see these shirts all over and they are just ADORABLE! The little girl LOVED hers and it was just too cute on her :)

Now go forth and create! And if you make one, post the pics!! I would LOVE to see :D

Linking up to these parties ... go check out more craftsy awesomeness ...

Show Me What Ya Got @ Not JUST A Housewife
20 Minute Tuesday @ Sweet Floweret
Take A Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee
Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays @ New Nostalgia
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday @ The Stories of A to Z


Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Will definitely be visiting again:)
Thanks for coming by and leaving the sweet comment. I really do appreciate it!

Donene said...

This is such a clever idea and how cute! Love it! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Thanks for using my tutorial to make your shirt, it turned out great! Would you mind listing my blog name and link to my tutorial at the top of your post so people can visit my blog and make one too? I spent a lot of time putting my tute together and I would really appreciate it!

Sarah said...

Oh I love this!! You are so talented! I am going to have to try this now that I'm down to 6 hours week. . .I may actually have some time! :)

Sarah said...

Oh, I LOVE this! I swear, you are so talented! Now that I'm down to 6 hours at work, I am going to have to try this! I'm still not sure what to do with my extra time!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Catherine said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm happy it has inspired you, too!

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

Thanks :D I really liked how this shirt came out :) I think I'm going to let the girls make some this summer, a little keep busy type project ;)

The Gunny Sack said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! This shirt is adorable!

Rebecca said...

The whole thing is adorable. :)

Justine said...

This is REALLY cute! It looks so professional! :)