T-shirts Decorated With Puffy Paint
For Abbis 9th birthday, we did a cake decorating party. I kew the girls would be very
messy “hands on” so I looked into buying aprons that we could decorate as their going away gift. I couldn’t find any in budget, and didn’t have time to make any, so instead we bought black t-shirts, and personalised them with puffy paint.
To be honest, I was surprised how simple and effective they were.
- Black T-shirts
- Puffy Paint
The black t-shirts we used were from the internet at £1.25 each. We then just added puffy paint in a variety of neon colours (including 1 glow in the dark).
They were so easy and cheap, but very effective. Usually when we decorate T-shirts or other lighter fabric, we draw the design on paper first and put it inside the t-shirt. Provided the design is dark enough, it shines through giving you a template to work with. These t-shirt are too dark to do that. If you are unsure about placement, or you have an intricate design, write the name or design in chalk, or white fabric pencils first. These will both come out in the wash.
For these t-shirts, the designs are so simple, I didn’t bother, and just drew straight on. To make sure I got the spacings correct for each name, I wrote them out on A4 (approx the width of the t-shirt). I then just used these spacings, and the edge of the paper to keep a straight(ish) line.
We used them to mark where the girls were sitting at the party. The girls put them on as soon as they arrived.
They were great to stop any food colouring dye spoiling their clothes. Much needed:
They all looked gorgeous. I was so busy organising them that forgot to get a group shot, but here are some of the girls modeling the t-shirts.
Thanks #Tammy P and #Dierdre. We loved making them.
I love the black background.
Really good job. thanks for sharing the idea.
These are cool. did you use a specific font?
Hi Jenny. This isnt a specific font, I just did simple writing freehand so they all look the same. If you do on white t-shirts, you could print out your work on paper, and put under the t-shirt. The words will shine through and you can write on top. Hope this helps.