Fun T-shirt Project

It is Tuesday and I think it is time for another DIY project. This one is super fun and very easy to personalize it to fit your desires and favorite color. You start with a white t-shirt, how more of a blank canvas is that!
I did this fun and easy project over the weekend again with the Rit dye, ok I think I might have a slight obsession and start dying everything in sight including my dogs, kidding! I'm not a crazy dog owner like that but seriously I love dying lately. 
For this project you need a white shirt, Elmers gel glue, a print you will trace over and 
whatever color dye you will use. 


I did two actually and will show you both. I saw this project over at Life of Charmings so this is not my project nor will I pretend to take credit for it.
The first step is to wet the t-shirt, then wring it out so it isn't sopping wet. Then slip the design you picked under the front of the shirt, I wrapped up my design in cling wrap, a freezer bag will actually work better but I didn't have any at the time. I slipped a cookie sheet as well so the front of the shirt won't stick to the back. 



Then use the gel glue and trace over the design. Let the glue dry all the way, I wait about 24 hours. When it was dry, I prepared the dye according to the directions, set the shirt in and waited for the color I wanted. 




The deeper the color you want, the longer you leave the shirt in :-)

When you reach the color you want, wash the dye out first starting with warm water then gradually moving to cold water. Once the water runs clear, all the dye is out, then wash the shirt to remove any glue bits, let the shirt dry then wear it! 



How fun and easy is that, I think it would be especially cute for a Halloween shirt or a fun Christmas pattern!
This is is the second shirt I did as well.





Hope you all enjoy and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a set of cards from the beautiful Stesha of Classic and Bubbly!

43 comments:

Whitney Ellen said...

What a clever idea/DIY!!! I'll have to try this, for sure.

asj said...

so cute! love this, thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Meg this is such a cute idea! I definitely will have to try this sometime...so easy for my youth group, too!

ashley said...

this is really cool. great tutorial! thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Seriously, I am amazed at all the clever techniques out there! Every time I think I've seen it all someone comes along and proves me wrong. These are awesome and I think I will keep in mind for gift ideas for my nieces!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

What a fun DIY Meg! Very cute! I actually have a box of that dye sitting in my cupboard right now

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

What a great project! Your shirts turned out great, I love the red one with the tree on it! Very cute!

Simply LKJ said...

Super cute! My nieces would love a shirt like that. Great tip about the gel glue.

Anna Elder said...

super cute. this reminds me of, and must be the same idea of Batik. it's a cultural method (Africa, I think..not 100% on that) where they use melted waxes and then die the fabric in various colors.

Ruthie Hart said...

you are so talented!!!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh this is so great! DIY projects are the best! Your cupcake shirt is so adorable.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

You are always busy with different DIY projects! Love it!

amy b.s. said...

how cute!

Tereza said...

Cute idea, I can't wait to try this out :)

Ashley Slater said...

cute idea! I am always afraid of dyeing things but you made it look super easy and do-able! Thanks for the idea! :)

Rebekah said...

You and your cute projects! This looks so easy!

brittany said...

ahhh, yours look SO good!!! and i ALMOST did a cupcake, too!! great minds, you know? yaaay xoxo!!

Michelle said...

Oooh I LOOOOOVE the red one. I would buy that off a rack!

Amanda said...

Love the red one too! And I love these t-shirts in general. They look really comfy! you're on a tee dying spree :)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oooh! Your shirts look fabulous!
I love making T-Shirts! My best friend and I make shirts for every concert we attend! A gentleman even asked us where we purchased our "Garth" shirts when we were in Vegas for a Garth Brooks concert!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

cute!!

Karen said...

Those look so cute!!! I love them!!

Laura said...

that's a fun and cute project!! love the pink one, so cute!!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

You are so crafty! Great project! I love DIY projects that are things you can wear! Love the pink shirt on you! xo

birdie to be said...

Great lil DIY! Love it.

Kerri said...

Oooo! how very fun! love the pink one especially!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That is so awesome!

REBrown said...

How fun! I'm thinking about dying a shirt that I have now after seeing all your experiments.

dani said...

These are awesome! I especially love the pink one - I totally want to do this with an ikat print! :)

Mary and Dyer said...

omg this is sooo cool!! I really love the pink one - thanks for sharing this idea!! xox

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Kat
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Kristin said...

What a super cool project!

Ashleigh said...

Interesting!! I've never heard about doing this with glue (maybe I'm waaay out of the DIY loop though), very cool!

Stephanie said...

How adorable! Did you have to pick the glue off or did it just come off in the wash?

Mrs. Pancakes said...

that's an awesome DYI! great job!

jillian m. said...

This is super cute! That cupcake tee is adorable. I want to give this a try.

Kendall said...

Oh my, I love this!! How fun!!

BeckyJo606 said...

So fun! I love your DIY projects!! :) RIT dye is pretty amazing--I am thinking about dying a pair of my jeans darker with RIT. :)

KDC Events said...

What a FUN idea! It looks kind of easy?! =)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Super cool idea! I could even do this with my kids!!

Camylla Leonardi said...

OMG thats a genius idea!! I LOVE THE PINK/RED SHIRT! It came out GREAT!!

Coley said...

These are sooo cute. I love how they are fun, personalized, and different. Thanks for the ideas!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

how adorable! I Love this - so many fun ideas!!

Simply Life said...

wow! what a fun idea! how creative!