Generally speaking, I followed the instructions they shared in the magazine and online, but I didn't need to use nearly as much glue as they suggested. For me, a few well placed dabs was plenty so long as I was careful about dabbing the fabric paint on the shirt.
The great thing about this craft is that it was very inexpensive. I used t-shirts and doilies I found at the local Dollar Tree. I did buy the paint and brushes from Jo-ann's. Fortunately they were on sale and I was able to use a 20% off crafting supplies coupon. That means I was able to decorate 3 shirts for less than $12 (including $5 for a 9-pack of brushes). Plus, I have enough paint and doilies to make, oh, 20 more shirts!
The pink one above is for Mary to wear with leggings and her favorite boots. When she wakes up and sees it in the morning I know she is going to like it a lot!
These next two are for Charlotte and one of her friends. They watched me paint these tonight and would have worn them to bed if I let them. But I was mean and told them they had to wait for the paint to dry.
|(Those are not spots on the shirt. They were on the paper I used to protect the back of the shirt.)|
Have you made any Valentine's or heart-themed crafts recently? Are you planning on making any?