Last year my siblings and I made shirts for the midnight showing of Harry Potter. They turned out really well and have lasted through lots of machine washes. So I thought I would share a fun way to make your own unique tees.
The actual process is super simple. Just place the cardboard inside a pre-washed shirt to protect it from bleeding through. Make sure you plan out the spacing of the letters to save yourself from mistakes and running out of room. Then you just stencil what you want it to say. You have to put several coats on each letter and it takes some time. I like to connect the spaces in the letters, but if you like the stencil look that works too.
If you are using the plastic stencil like the one in these pictures, make sure you wipe the back each time you paint or it will smudge the other letters you do. I did the Hufflepuff shirt with cardboard stencils and it worked just as well. Just to be safe, turn the shirt inside out when you put it in the wash. I got all of my supplies at Michael's Craft Store.
Obviously I've taken a liking to the repeated word for my tees. I did Regina for Regina Spektor. I eventually want to do a whole phrase like this pillow.) If any of you make your own tee, email me so I can see! :) Thanks for reading.