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.
- 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)
- Duct tape
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.
I rolled up pieces of duct tape and stuck each petal and the stem down to the shirt.
Next I put the shirts on the table, flattened them and inserted old newspaper in the middle to keep the paint from bleeding through.
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.
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).
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.