I’ve done it again people. I created a darling little girl thing that has no place to go and no reason to exist in my world. But I just couldn’t resist. I’m calling it my Spring Bling T-shirt. It’s a rhinestone shirt with a cute butterfly on it-a perfect way to get excited for spring. I made it using my Silhouette and their designer edition software. Don’t have a Silhouette? That’s ok. I’ll show you how you can still make it. But guess what?! Even better-one of my lucky readers is going to WIN a Silhouette Portrait! And for those of you who have been wanting to get a Silhouette, they’ve got a deal going right now. More details on winning and buying below. But first, the shirt:
Awww! Is it cute? I like it. You could make it with a bunny or a flower or anything really.
Spring Bling Rhinestone T-Shirt Tutorial:
Fabric for the butterfly (or whatever image you want to put on your shirt)
Heat ‘n’ Bond
Iron transfer Rhinestones (or Silhouette Rhinestone Kit)
Designer Software for Silhouette (optional but very helpful)
Prewash your shirt and your fabric. Iron it so it is ready to use.
Attach your Heat ‘n’ Bond to the back of a small piece of your fabric. Cut out your shape. I used my Silhouette to cut out my butterflies. (Have I mentioned that I LOVE that I can cut fabric with that machine!?) I cut one first, then sized it up a little and cut the other.
Iron your shapes to your shirt:
Now, if you have a Silhouette you can follow the following instructions. I am going to show you how you can use the designer software to create this project. Don’t have the designer software? That’s part of Silhouette’s promotion this month. Use the code PROJECTS to get the Designer Edition Software for just $24.99 (half the normal price). Get it here.
OK, so here’s what you can do with this software.
Here’s my original image:
I only wanted to work with the butterfly and maybe the bunny, so I deleted the other 2. And I erased the bunny’s face:
And then using an even handier tool that the designer edition has, I made him out of rhinestones! (That’ just done with the click of a button…see that red button on the top of this picture? It makes anything a rhinestones pattern for you with the designer software.)
Then all I have to do is use a rhinestone kit to do the rest. I am not going to show the step by step for that because this video will show you what to do: Rhinestones Video
If you are not using a Silhouette what you need to do is get your rhinestones and lay your shirt on your ironing board and then lay the rhinestones out on your shirt how you want them. You will then iron them in place (using the instructions on your rhinestone package). It will probably ask you to put a cloth over the shirt and iron for about 15 seconds.
I made the antenna out of rhinestones as well as a little flying trail:
After that I just hand sewed on a cute little bow to add some pop.
So, let’s talk about why YOU don’t have a Silhouette machine yet. Do you have one? I got mine for Christmas and I LOVE it!
Here’s the deal. Right now through March 8th you can get:
- A Silhouette Portrait with the Designer Edition Software included for just $179.99
- Or the Silhouette Cameo with the Designer Edition Software for just $269.99. (Those are GOOD deals!)
- You can get just the Designer Edition Software for $24.99.
You have to use the code: PROJECTS to get the deal. Go here to order.
Now, March is a BIG month for me. It’s my birthday, but this year, it’s also my blog’s first birthday. So to Celebrate, each week I’ll be giving away one of my favorite things. And a Silhouette is most definitely one of my favorite things. So, who wants to win one?! I’m kicking off my birthday month 1 day early and…
1 Lucky Reader will win a Silhouette Portrait! (contest ends at 12:00 a.m. March 4th)
Enter here: (want another chance to win? Visit my friend Crystal at A Pumpkin and a Princess)