DIY Painted Clothes for Valentine’s Day
I love Valentine’s Day, because it gives me an excuse to wear lots of girlie colors and as many hearts as possible. This year, instead of going to the store to buy something that everyone else will be wearing, I thought that it would be fun to make something for myself and my son to wear on Valentine’s Day.
I thought that a glittered heart shirt and pants covered in hearts would be fun for me to wear, and a “heartbreaker” shirt for my son would be adorable. These are so easy to make! Acrylic craft paint is perfect for this craft, because it will stay on your clothes really well, but that also means that you need to be extra careful when you start the project. If you make a mistake, it could be hard to fix. I had an epic fail trying to use black paint on a pink shirt. Needless to say, the shirt didn’t make it! If you have chalk around, I highly recommend using that to draw your design first, then follow up with the paint.
Another great trick to create a perfect heart shape is to use label paper. This allows you to make a perfectly symmetrical heart shape by folding the paper in half. Then, when you stick the label paper on, you will have very clean lines. It’s like using painter’s tape!
If you want to make your shirt glittery, then the trick to making a shirt that doesn’t get glitter everywhere is Mod Podge! The Mod Podge should be used to attach the glitter, and to secure it! So, once the glitter is dried, and you shake the excess glitter off, if you do a thin layer of Mod Podge over the dried glitter, then it will set the glitter in place! That means it won’t come off the shirt at all.
Tutorial on CraftBoxGirl.com!