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DIY GRAPHIC TEE

March 13, 2017

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ITEMS NEEDED

Tee Shirt/Onesie

Freezer Paper

Pencil

Razor Knife

Iron

Fabric Paint

Piece of Cardboard

Sponge Brush

I used to make my niece and nephew wear clothes that matched me (exhibit a and b—I made my graphic tee in exhibit b), so you know I’m going to make my own baby wear a mommy-daughter matching outfit too 🙂 I love all the cute mommy and me graphic tees I’ve seen, but didn’t want to spend $60 on a shirt and onesie set, so I decided to make them myself 🙂 My shirt cost $5 from Target, Hazel’s white onesie was $3, the brush and paint were around $1 each, the freezer paper was already in my kitchen…I think my total cost for everything was around $10. And I’ve made five other graphic tees for family using the same material, and still have a ton of paint and freezer paper left. I plan to make Hazel a “baby bird” shirt in every size so that we can always match. Do you think she’d still wear a baby bird shirt in high school? Haha! If you can think of any other cute matching sets I should make us, let me know 🙂

STEP 1: Draw or trace your design onto the matte side of freezer paper.

STEP 2: Cut out your design with a razor knife to create your stencil.

STEP 3: Iron the freezer paper stencil onto your sweatshirt (shine-y side down). Remember to iron on the inside pieces of your letters too.

STEP 4: Place a piece of cardboard in the middle of your shirt to prevent the paint from leaking through to the back side of the shirt. Dab the fabric paint onto your stencil with the sponge brush. You might need a few coats.

STEP 5: When the paint has dried, peel off the freezer paper, and TA DA!

If you use this tutorial to make your own graphic tee, share it on social media and tag me in it so I can check it out 🙂

XO, Kacie

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