8.10.2012

DIY Personalized Tee

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.

21 comments:

  1. Regina Spektor is fantastic :) I love this idea!

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  2. I absolutely adore this!!!! Such a nifty idea!!

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  3. This is rad, and so much more cheaper than actually buying band merch :P Gonna have to give it a go! Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

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  4. I am soooo doing this! Awesome post :O)
    oxoxoxo
    Emma-lee

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  5. Oh I love making my own shirts! Thank you for the step-by-step and advice. Now I have the urge to go buy the materials!

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  6. so simple and cute, I love it!

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  7. This is such a cute idea, I love your Harry Potter shirts! I really like the way you laid everything out for the D.I.Y too, I've been thinking about doing some a deese on the old bloggo. I've got tons of projects I wanna do for my little one :]

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  8. LOVE this!! I just bought some stencils, so I am definitely going to have to try this.
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  9. What a cute idea! I'm definitely trying this :)

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  10. you are totally cute & crafty. i think regina would be proud. : )

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  11. Looks great!

    At first I was like...who is Regina in Harry Potter because I thought that was some how related. Theennn at the end I figured it out. :)

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  12. I love Regina Spektor, and I love this shirt! Also kind of adore the polka dot collar underneath. And I love that pillow idea too. I think it's safe to say I approve of this post. ;)

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  13. LOVE THIS. 100% going to do this!

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  14. as always i'm impressed with your good taste, adorable face, and beautifully simply pictures. Bro you simply the coolest. (so i thought i typed bri, then it said bro... i'm not fixing it, happy weekend!)

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  15. I love this! So cute and creative!

    themodestthrifter.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this! Such a simple idea but it looks great.
    And it's also good to spread the Regina love.

    x Lisa
    http://thecraftartykid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. love this!
    might as well make it yourself, & it looks perfect.

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