DIY Watermark T-Shirt

by Team Swagbucks on Sat, January 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Happy Saturday, everyone!  This is Ashley and I’m bringing you a super cool DIY project for this weekend.  I’ve been in a phase lately where I alter and make my own clothes.  I cut the top of my hoodies, I cut the sides of my t-shirts and tie them in knots, I sew patches and splash bleach on my jeans, and now I’m making watermark T-Shirts.  It’s extremely easy to do, a lot of fun, and great for the kids!  I found this tutorial on Instructables.com.  Check it out:

Watermark T-Shirt

You will need:

  • a plain white t-shirt
  • Elmer’s Blue Gel Glue (must use this type of glue)
  • Fabric Dye
  • A piece of cardboard or plastic to place in between your shirt

Step 1: Write or Draw on your T-shirt

Wet your t-shirt thoroughly and ring out. Place your cardboard or plastic in between your shirt so the Blue Gel Glue does not go through to the back of the shirt.

Write a name, a poem, a quote or draw a simple picture with the Blue Gel. Let dry completely…can take up to a couple of hours.

Step 2: Dye

Once the Elmer’s Blue Gel Glue is completely dry, it’s time to dye your shirt. Follow the instructions on your dye package.

The Blue Gel Glue should come off in the process. If not, once the shirt is “dyed and dried”, wash your shirt and it will come off.

So easy and so cute!  Have fun!

-Ashley

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