Chalkboard Message T-shirts DIY

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Chalkboard Message T-shirts DIY

Chalkboard Message T-shirts DIY

These chalkboard message T-shirts, were ridiculously quick and easy to make, and went down a treat at my daughters 10th birthday party.  We made T-shirts for last years party (see details here) that Abbis friends still wear all the time.  She was very keen to make something similar this year  – (aaaaargh the pressure !). We invited 15 girls, so it had to be something cheap and easy to mass produce.Chalkboard Tshirt


  • Plain t-shirts
  • Freezer paper
  • Black Fabric Paint and Foam Brush
  • An Iron
  • Puffy Paint (Optional if you want to personalise)
  • Chalk


T-shirts bought on line for a couple of pounds each.turquoise-t-shirtsFirst make the call out template. Draw a simple shape in the freezer paper.  Cut it out, and iron the template on to the t shirt using a hot iron with the steam function turned off. Make sure the edges are well ironed down to get a good seal.  Call out templatePlace a piece of cardboard or a few sheets of newspaper inside the t-shirt to stop bleeding through to the back of the t-shirt.  Apply 2 coats of black fabric paint on the template, allowing time to dry between each coat.  Chalkboard on t-shirtsOnce dry, place a piece of greaseproof paper over the paint and iron on high for a few minutes to seal in place.chalkboard t-shirts We gave to each of the girls at Abbis party along with a box of chalk so they could add their own message on the shirts.chalk callout on a t-shirt

Ready for the Party

Abbi took hers for a spin before the party guests arrived.8-chalkboard-t-shirtsAll the girls wore their t-shirts at the Party.  Pigs were also in attendance at the party! See details of the party here.9-chalkboard-t-shirtsChalkboard Message T-shirts expertly modelled by Abbi and her friend Lulu.

 The chalk can easily be washed off in washing machine, or with a damp cloth.  The chalkboard should stay in place on a medium wash (check the washing instructions on your fabric paint)

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