Saturday, January 28, 2012

An Adorable Doily Shirt

Sometimes I surprise myself and actually follow through on a craft idea I find. This month, I took my lead from Disney's Family Fun magazine (February 2012) and made some adorable doily shirts for some cute girls in my life.

Generally speaking, I followed the instructions they shared in the magazine and online, but I didn't need to use nearly as much glue as they suggested. For me, a few well placed dabs was plenty so long as I was careful about dabbing the fabric paint on the shirt.

The great thing about this craft is that it was very inexpensive. I used t-shirts and doilies I found at the local Dollar Tree. I did buy the paint and brushes from Jo-ann's. Fortunately they were on sale and I was able to use a 20% off crafting supplies coupon. That means I was able to decorate 3 shirts for less than $12 (including $5 for a 9-pack of brushes). Plus, I have enough paint and doilies to make, oh, 20 more shirts!

The pink one above is for Mary to wear with leggings and her favorite boots. When she wakes up and sees it in the morning I know she is going to like it a lot!

These next two are for Charlotte and one of her friends. They watched me paint these tonight and would have worn them to bed if I let them. But I was mean and told them they had to wait for the paint to dry.

(Those are not spots on the shirt. They were on the paper I used to protect the back of the shirt.)

Have you made any Valentine's or heart-themed crafts recently? Are you planning on making any?


  1. They turned out super great! They are going to love them! Can't wait to see them in person!

  2. Ooh- we might have to try this on some folded cards for Valentines! I'm hoping we can continue the tradition of making home-made valentines, so sick of the piles of store-bought ones that end up in the garbage. They have so little meaning?!

    1. These are adorable Jennifer and I love the way you added monograms to the shirts! My girls and I were going to make these this week too but we're waiting for big sister to get over her cold so we can get our valentine crafting done! : )


    2. @Kelly - How did you cards turn out?

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your shirt in a roundup post of these doily tshirts at Making it from Page to Table!


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