Stenciled T-shirt Refashion for Tweens
I’m sharing a stenciled t-shirt refashion today! (Its another mama-daughter collaboration!)
The spray painting is easy enough for older kids to handle, but we did pick up some tips for you. By that, I mean that we ruined a shirt prior to this one.
Bella & I used Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paintand Martha Stewart craft stencilsto create this look. (Those are Amazon affiliate links:)
We started with a plain white t-shirt. I purchased a few a while back at Michaelswhen they were on sale. The fit is pretty boxy, so I chopped the sides down and capped the sleeves. We embellished the seams with a quick zig-zag stitch.
We removed the ribbing around the neck. The neckline and sleeves are unfinished, super easy.
Once the shirt was “reconstructed”, it was time to go to town with our fabric spray paint and stencils.
Our first stenciled t-shirt refashion was awful. You or your tween may be tempted to get right up on the t-shirt and spray: Don’t! Stand a couple feet away and spray a “practice” stream of paint into the air first. (It helps to read the instructions.)
You’ll want to go light, and try to let one layer of paint dry before you add another. If not, it will result in muddy color. We have a couple muddy spots on ours, but hey; our last shirt could stand up on it’s own!
My daughter really loves her stenciled t-shirt refashion, and it was a fun way to beat summer boredom. We’ve also been at work in the kitchen, making ice cream, jams, and last night we tried homemade butter. Thankfully, were also doing lots of swimming to burn off some of those calories. What’s everybody else up to?