Wednesday, 3 October 2012

DIY: bachelorette shirts

I am still in the process of cleaning my room so this is not a new DIY. I stand by my word of not posting any new projects until I'm done cleaning. So this is an old one.

I had the honor of being a Maid of Honor last month for my friend Grace! We went to Portland for a bachelorette weekend of eating, shopping, and more shopping (tax-free!). We all decided to get "custom shirts" for our trip so I painted these cotton T-shirts with DecoArt Fabric Paint. Grace wore hers on the first day of our trip along with a sparkly silver tiara, albeit reluctantly at first. But she was a good sport. ;)



sidenote: I cut out a super flimsy paper stencil for the neon shirts just because I had to duplicate five of them. But I was super rushed so as you can see, the lines aren't as clean as the bride's shirt. As a note of caution when working with fabric paints - I've often made mistakes while painting and I find the best way to clean the stain is to immediately saturate the spot with dish detergent and run the area under hot water. Don't try to blot it! 

Since these are pretty much "one-time-wear" shirts (my orange Team Grace shirt is now used as sleepwear), it was definitely cheaper to make our own instead of buying generic ones online. Plus, these colourful neon shirts made for great pictures (which shall not be disclosed due to their embarrassing nature). Kidding... or am I?!?!


16 comments:

  1. this is great! i love the color combination! :)

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  2. This is super cool!
    I love the 'bride to be' one, it's so creative and fun! :)

    smileyclara.blogspot.com

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  3. Loooove the Bride to Be shirt <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  4. tolle idee :)
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
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  5. OMG! These are SO cute! And way more creative than the stuff I got for my sister's bachelorette. And yes, definitely check out david's bridal. They have way more selection than I thought and most at a reasonable price. And I'll tell H your kind comments. She's actually selling her gown at a discounted price. Interested? LOL Love the blog!

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    1. Thanks! :) and thats good to hear that davids bridal seems to have a big selection!! I hope il find something! Haha ur sisters dress is beautiful but personally i dont think im a ruffly dress person :p i like it when othr ppl can pull it off tho hahahah

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  6. OMG...super cool!! Love them all, but the "the Bride to Be" shirt is to die for, really really cute! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  7. Oooh i luved this shirts so much ^^
    I'm interested about, does this paint stay for a long time on the fabric, or it
    disappears after u wash it?

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    1. The paint stays rly well if u wash it inside out with cold or warm water. Iv done some other shirts before and theyre fine. The only thing though is if the layer of paint is really thick and a big layer of colour.... it might crack and start to have a weathered appearance. So if u rly want to preserve the design i wud handwash and hang to dry :)

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  8. Oh thank you! :) Great T-shirts! :)

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  9. Thank you so much sweetie!!!! I’m following you back now :)
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  10. These are awesome!
    Followed :)
    tie-dye-eyes.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. cute idea! and thank you for commenting on my blog and following. following your blog now too.

    xVisa

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  12. This is such a great idea! I cannot wait for your other DIYs :)

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