- I had 2 stained white shirts I debated throwing away
- I happened to have all of the materials needed
- It looked so much FUN and EASY!
Pre-washed white or light colored cotton t-shirt (find one with stains you want to cover up)
Liquid dropper (we used an old medicine dropper)
Small plastic cup(s)... I varied the sizes to make different shapes
Variety of colored Sharpies (I wouldn't use brown or black)
Extra Embellishments are optional but I think they add to the shirts.
1. Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place. Instead of doing one at a time, I secured all the cups at once.
2. Place a piece of cardboard or a flattened cereal box between the front and back of the shirt.
3. Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle. I limited the amount of colors to 4. Remember that complimentary colors will turn brown when they mix (ex. using blue and orange together)
4. Using your dropper drip around 10 drops of rubbing alcohol in the center of your design and watch the colors spread. It's a bit of trial and error. We ended up adding more designs if the colors didn't spread out as much as we liked.
6. Once the shirt is dry, add embellishments- this is optional but my girls LOVE anything fancy. I choose felt buttons I found at the craft store.
1. Because I have young children, I first used fabric glue to secure the layers of felt and then also glued the felt attachments to the shirt.
2. Pick out a color thread you like and sew the embellishments onto the shirt.
*These shirts can look as professional as you make them. I choose to give my daughter full liberty at designing her shirt- needless to say....She's VERY proud of it.