Thursday, August 18, 2011

Flower Girl...DIY Sunflower Shirt

Hello Everyone! My creative juices have been flowing so I've decided to share a t-shirt that I made over the we can. I call it "He Loves Me" because I was inspired by a vintage teenager sitting on the edge of her window sill repeating to herself "he loves me, he loves me not" while plucking flower petals. Plus, sunflowers are my favorite flowers =)

Step 1:
Cut the collar off of a white t-shirt. Start a 1/2 inch to 1 inch away from the top of the collar, then go around the collar to the other side for an "off the shoulder" look. Also, if desired, cut off a few inches from the bottom of the shirt using a straight edge, to give it a cropped look.

Step 2:
Draw your flower in pencil. I use a big can or jar for the middle of the flower and then free hand the rest.

Step 3:
Using acrylic paint, or another fabric paint of your choice (I use acrylic because it dries fast and gives a matte look) and a black sponge brush, outline the petals that you drew in pencil. This will help you stay within the lines and keep it looking neat. After this, fill the insides.

Step 4:
 Use a fine tip paint bottle to write the words that you want on your petal, and voila!!! Enjoy your t-shirt ;)

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Sell WoW Account said...

that looks so cute~

ronan said...

this is a really cute diy! love it :) think i'll try it! xxx

lillie said...

wow this is such a cool diy post! Would love to try this out! Thanks for posting :) x

Momo said...

Great tutorial! I love DIY ~


Meredith Jessica said...

very cute and crafty!!

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

Your t-shirt looks great, I love sunflowers. The can of greens came in handy for this crafty project :-)

Beezy said...

Your shirt is too cute! FYI, you have a soft spot in my bloggin' heart <3 Thanks for keeping up with me. Yes, I notice and I read ALL my comments. Youre a sweetheart. Keep up the great work.

be privé said...

such a great idea!
Love it! greetings from paris!

zizi bloom said...

Love your blog!

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Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Love it! Looks great

be privé said...

thanks! i'm following you too :)

Luciana.18 said...

Really cute :)

Dana Paramita said...

brilliant! thanks for sharing sweety ;)

Michelle Lee said...

So cute :)

Ciccia said...

That's amazing, I would never of that, you're really talented. I'm more into cooking...I hope you like to eat, I have lots of Italian food ready:) I'm following you from Rome!

Tina Carrot said...

love it :)

your blog is super cool, your ideas really rock, just have to follow you!


Mitha Komala said...

nice post, will try it sometime! :) i love your blog <3

follow me if you love to, and i'll follow you back :)

Anonymous said...

I love this t-shirt idea - time for me to start customizing methinks!

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