Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

I love making cute t-shirts for the kids to wear for the holidays.  My inspiration for this project came from something I had pinned on my St. Patty’s Day Pinterest Board.  The inspiration came from Cutesy Crafts – Eraser Stamped St. Patrick’s Day Shirts.  I modified the instructions somewhat from the original directions.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • White T-shirt
  • Acrylic paint (I had two shades of green and a white)
  • Pencil with a fresh eraser
  • Black Fabric marker
  • Cardboard (for stencil)
  • Heart cookie cutter (for stencil)
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Duct tape

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

First I cut up an empty cereal box and used to the two large front and back panels to trace my stencil.  I used a heart cookie cutter to make the leaves of the shamrock and then added a stem.  Once I had the shape traced I cut it out.  Since I was making two shirts I traced the first stencil onto my remaining piece of cardboard and cut out a second stencil.

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

I rolled up pieces of duct tape and stuck each petal and the stem down to the shirt.

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

Next I put the shirts on the table, flattened them and inserted old newspaper in the middle to keep the paint from bleeding through.

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

After the stencils were adhered I got the paint out and showed the kids how to stamp with the eraser.  Boo Boo did awesome at this – Buddy wanted me to help which was ok.

Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

After the kids stamped around their stencils I took the shirts away to dry (this took a few hours as some spots were a bit super saturated).

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAfter the shirts dried I pulled the stencil off and traced the inside of the shamrock shape on the t-shirt with a black fabric marker.
Shamrock Eraser Stamped T-shirts

Viola!  An awesome handcrafted St. Patrick’s day t-shirt that cost me roughly $1.25 to make (I found the t-shirts at Dollar Tree – $1 a piece, acrylic paint was $0.69 a tube but only cost pennies for this usage, other materials free as I already had on hand).  I also think they would be even cuter with the kids names on them – we will see if I find time to add them.

I think we will do this again with stars this summer with the kids cousins for their 4th of July t-shirts we make every year.

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  1. Margaret Cunningham March 3, 2015

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