Well, I finally got around to my DIY tee for the movie premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful!
I was inspired by this tote off the Disney Store website:
I would rock that tote, btw. But I think M would wonder why I needed yet another tote!
Our house is filled with them... with things inside them.
So, that's why, Matt.
So I can put MORE things inside!
Anyway, I decided to make my own shirt after falling in love with the men's version they have at the Disney Store.
(I am not a huge fan of wearing men's t-shirts... But if it goes on clearance, I'll be snatching it up!)
I picked this tee up at Target for $5.60.
Fabric Paint (I used Tulip Soft - Glacier White Matte)
Piece of Cardboard
I already had the freezer paper and paint from when we did our Hunger Games shirts last year, so this total project cost me only $5.60.
I do not have a photo step by step for you.
I honestly didn't know how this one would turn out.
I was thinking it would be another big, fat
I'll give you a play by play:
(for more details and photos, check out How About Orange's tutorial)
(I seem to never do this...)
While the tee is getting all ready, pick out your design.
You can either print it and trace or free hand it all.
Put the design on your freezer paper (glossy side down)
Cut out your design with your X-Acto.
Take a break. Grab a snack. Brew a cup of coffee.
If you are anything like me, X-Acto knives are not your friend and you need a break to remind yourself you are better than such knife.
Line up your design onto your shirt with the freezer paper stencil you just created, glossy side down.
Once you like where your stencil is placed, iron that baby down!
Put the cardboard inside your tee and pull your tee as much as you can and tape/clip/whatever you can get your paws on, to keep it nice and tight.
Get your spongey friend ready and dip that baby in the fabric paint.
(I usually use a plastic cup to hold my paint... Whatever is lying around my house)
And just dab all parts of the design you want painted.
You may need a few coats.
I recommend waiting at least two hours (or whatever is directed on your paint bottle) before applying another coat.
Wait for the shirt to dry COMPLETELY.
(great time to run some of those errands you've been postponing)
Peel off the freezer paper slowly.
Wash, inside out.
Wear it proud and show it off!
It's got some boo-boos but I'm still pretty pleased with how it came out :)
I'll probably throw a blazer over it and head out!
And in case you missed it, this is our Hunger Games tees. I'm wearing mine today, actually!
(My man was so scruffy then! :-P)
If you attempt this, send me photos! I'd love to see all your creations!