Meet Larissa, from Just Another Day in Paradise, if you if you don't know her already!
If you haven't, hop over there, and get a readin'! She has a really fun blog with lots of awesome projects and family fun! She also introduced me to Brown Sugar Spiced Pork, which has changed my life, so for that I am eternally grateful, Larissa. ;) Some of my other, non edible projects of her are her Ruffle tee, her fun felt fishing set, some AWESOME Old McDonald animal hand puppets, and this adorable bib necklace.
I am sooo excited to share her project today! It's soo cool.
On we go to Larissa's project!
Hello Craftiness Not Optional Readers. My name is Larissa and I am about tickled pink to be here today. I might just want to be Jessica and the first time I came across her blog, I immediately put it on my "check every day" list.
I craft/create/waste time over at my blog Just Another Day in Paradise. On top of your normal everyday sewing/crafting fun, one of my very favorite things to do is
knock-off imitate some of the delightful things I see around me. There is inspiration EVERYWHERE. Sometimes my brain is on overload with all the eye candy everywhere. Since I am the momma to three of the most handsomest boys around (yes I know I am biased), I am always on the look out for great little men projects.
Today I am sharing a no-sew-done-in-a-day super cute tee.
Golf Tee to be exact...hahaha, pun intended.
My inspiration came from this golf club tee made from the AH-mazing Little Man clothing company Axel and Hudson.
Love it, right???
I knew I just had to make one for my Littlest Little Man.
I found this pair of perfectly golfer plaid shorts at the BEST store on the planet.
From this pair of shorts I picked the colors of my tee.
1 solid t-shirt
2 coordinating colors of paint
Here is a secret I have for you...you can use the fabulously cheaper acrylic paint found in your craft store instead of the pricier fabric paint. It covers just as well and washes just as well without fading. It is initially a little stiffer, but that goes away with washing. Your color possibilities are much more varied with acrylic paint.
freezer paper or vinyl scraps if you have a Silhouette
golf club image this is the one I downloaded
First you will need to make your stencil. This is the most time consuming part. It consists of either tracing your image on freezer paper like used HERE Or you can cut out your stencils with a silhouette using vinyl as the stencil.
The amount of clubs on your shirt will depend on how big the tee is and how big you make your club stencil. I cut out 3 full sized club stencils and 3 partial. I laid them out accordingly. You should have at least 4 club heads, this is where you will spell out FORE with letters out of which ever material you are using for your stencil.
Whew, the stencil is on. Trust me that is the hardest part. Downhill from here on out.
Before painting place a piece of cardboard on the inside of the shirt. This will prevent bleeding through.
Grab your paint.
You will use one paint color for all but one of the clubs. I choose this navyisy blue.
Paint all but one club. When painting, make sure to use a light hand. As you go, make sure that your stencil is not coming up. Repeat coats for darker coverage. I used about three coats.
I used white as my single club color.
Apply that paint. If you are using white, it will take 1-2 more coats.
After drying for a few hours (you can accelerate the drying process by using a hair dryer on cool), carefully remove all of your stencils, including the letters.
All done. Easy Peasy!
Now you just need to pair it with a golferiffic pair of shorts.
Dress up your miniature golfer. He will immediately want to hit the greens..
get his game face on...
and even when he gets a boggy or two or three...
he will remember how great he looks and play through to the next hole happily.
With this knock-off under my belt, I have my eye on a couple other tee options for my other two Little Men. Stop by Just Another Day in Paradise later this week to see another super simple knock-off.
Thanks Jess, for letting me come and share today!
Oh my gosh, isn't that the cutest shirt ever! Going straight on the if-I-ever-have-a-boy to do list! Rory loves golfing too, so it would be perfect. And I bet some of you mommas with boys are shocked to see a boy craft here! I just had to delegate to get 'er done. lol.