DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt
This DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt is an incredibly easy and effective way of pimping up a simple white t-shirt.
Abbi and I have become obsessed with designing our own t-shirts. It started a few years ago when we made t-shirts as party gifts for Abbi’s friends (a few of which Ive documented through the blog). We are old hat now, and churn them out like a South London sweat shop.
The plain t-shirts cost only a few pounds each, so a great cheap craft to get creative with.
Our DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt is easy to make. And you can obviously choose any phrase, poem or song lyric of your choice, so no worries If you aren’t a Taylor Swift fan. Another plus is that it require minimal artistic talent – a bit of rough and ready adds to the charm.
Lyrics and Fonts
The first thing to do is select your lyrics. Next choose a font that fits with the style of the words. This font is Janda Stylish Script. It’s quite girly and young, so perfect for this project.
Ensure the full script will fit on the front of your t-shirt.
Landscape A4 works as a decent guide for us to make sure your design doesn’t end up under your arm pits. Even at 11, Abbi is a giant. If your child isn’t, adjust your print to fit.
Tape the paper inside the t-shirt, so that it doesn’t move around when you are writing.
You can see the text through the white t-shirt. Obviously this technique would only work on a really light shirt.
Usually I would use puffy paint for a project like this. We found this Trimits fabric paint at the craft store on special offer, and thought we would give it a whirl.
To be honest, I found it really difficult to work with. It was a bit gloopy, as you can see below, and didn’t flow. I needed to mark out the words with sharpie first (which I haven’t had to do in the past with puffy paint)
We persevered, and although not perfect I’m reasonably happy with the results. We definitely nailed the home made look!
The Finished Article
And here it is being modelled by Abbi.Can you tell its freezing in London just now. Despite the cold, Abbi taking her modelling role seriously. There may have been some bribery involved.
Some of the time.Once you have completed the painting, leave for at least 8 hours to dry fully. I ironed over the lyrics with a piece of parchment paper on a high heat to seal in the words. The shirt can then be washed at 30-40 degrees depending upon the instructions on your paint.
You can tell Abbi is a bloggers daughter – here she is wearing the t-shirt snapping some pancakes she made herself. Breakfast in bed for mum yaaayyy!
And modelling a monster chocolate milk shake along with the shirt. Tough life.Fancy making your own?
What words would you put on your t-shirt? I would love to hear.
My niece loes Taylor Swift – I’ll have to point her in the direction of this post! It’s exactly the sort of thing she’d love.
Thanks Nell. And not just limited to Taylor. Other teenster popstars are available. xx