Almost thirty four years ago a baby girl was born in our family. That was me. And it’s never happened again since. Until last week. Finally I have a niece (that’s after four brothers, four sons, and a five nephews for me). So guess who finally has someone to make little girl things for? Me! (Now, I am hoping at this point that my sister in law is in a sleep deprived stupor and doesn’t happen upon this blog post before she gets this package in the mail.)
I had waaaaaaay too much fun making this adorable DIY Valentine’s shirt. And if I thought I could pull off wearing a t-shirt for myself I would absolutely make one for myself! So cute. And I added a little three tiered skirt to go with it to make a perfect little Valentine’s outfit:
DIY Valentine Shirt Tutorial:
Shirt to stencil on (I got the little baby onesie at Hobby Lobby)
SoSoft Fabric Paint
Stencil of some sort (mine is made by cutting a heart shape out of vinyl)
I admit that I was a little skeptical about how this would work. I had this SoSoft Fabric paint from DecoArt:
It has glitter in it and I hoped it would work out well, but I wasn’t sure. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. You’ll probably be seeing more from me similar to this because I loved working with it!
So, all you need to do is lay out your shirt and put some cardboard between the layers of it to prevent paint from seeping through. I taped my shirt down to keep the fabric from moving as well. Then put your stencil on it. Create your own stencil from contact paper or vinyl if needed. (I used my Silhouette to cut the stencil.)
Then just spread a generous amount of the SoSoft Paint on it evenly.
Wait a few minutes for it to dry and then peel off your stencil. And you’ve got yourself an ADORABLE shirt!
Now, if you want to try the skirt too, I’ve got a tutorial for that here:
Now, would you like to win a pile of DecoArt paint of your own? Bet you do. I would. Well, you’re in luck, because DecoArt is giving away a fun Valentine’s basket full of paint for one lucky winner!