Design your Very Own DIY St Patricks Day Shirts On A Budget
St Patrick’s Day is a few weeks away (Thursday, March 17), so what better time to figure out what festive attire you will wear! If you don’t own a shamrock shirt or ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ shirt, that is okay! You can make affordable St Patricks Day shirts on a budget. You only need a few supplies to create a unique and festive shirt. If you plan ahead, you can save more on the items you will need to create your DIY shirts. Today, we are going to give you some suggestions on how you can create you own shirt. To start out, you will need a solid colored t-shirt or long sleeve shirt. The shirt should be plain. You can get these types of shirts at your local craft store. Be sure to check for discount coupons before you purchase a shirt. On average, solid colored shirts sold at a craft store range from $3 to $7.
Another option is to paint a design onto your shirt. This requires fabric paint, a stencil or template, freezer paper, tape, cardboard, and brushes. Print out a template such as this one (this can be printed directly to the freezer paper) and cut it out. Iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to your shirt. Then, place the cardboard underneath your shirt to prevent it from leaking through. After that, you can begin painting within your template. Once the paint has dried, you can peel off the template.
With a little bit of fabric paint, a stencil, freezer paper and a pencil eraser, you can create an awesome eraser-stamped shamrock shirt! Begin by tracing your shamrock design (can be found through google) onto the freezer paper and carefully cut it out. Cut the shamrock out, and iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to your shirt. Dip your pencil eraser in green paint and make dots around the perimeter of the shamrock. Once the paint has dried, peel off the freezer paper and your shirt is ready to go!