Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY Trompe L'oeil T-shirts

I pinned this to my "Let's Do This" board a little while ago.

                                            Source: via Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) on Pinterest

I mean really - how cute are these?!  Martha (we're on a first name basis) has the instructions and patterns right here if you wanna make these cuties.  Her method calls for iron on transfer paper - pretty simple really, but I wanted to play with my fabric makers.

I've seen a lot of super cute trompe l'oeil t-shirts in the kids & juniors clothing departments lately (crewcuts - i hate you but i love you), but sometimes the price tag on a t-shirt, a kids t-shirt mind you, can be a bit ridic.  So, I picked up some uber cheap more affordable solid colored t-shirts at Targay and had some fun doodling.

crayola fabric marker t-shirts for kids

diy trompe l'oeil t-shirt

diy tie t-shirt

I think doodling on t-shirts might be my new favorite craft.  It's seriously so fun.  When you're done drawing you just use a piece of white paper (I used printer paper) and an iron to set your pattern, this makes it washable.  I was going for a "a kid drew this" look - at least that's what I'm saying now.  ;)

I had fun forcing my kids to have a stand-in-front-of-the-garage-door photo session.

Little diva thought it was super fun to play "model".  

The I'm-tool-cool-for-photos boy wasn't having it. 

Ha!  Just added this to my "pics to use in a wedding montage" album.  I'm evil - I'm cool with it. 

Happy Weekend peeps - whatcha doin' this weekend?


  1. ADORABLE! Your little girl is quite the model, love her whole outfit! I may need to get my fabric markers out today. Great inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. this is such a fun and cute idea! your kids are adorable models, too!!

  3. Totally laughing about how much you enjoyed this photo shoot….and your kids could seriously model, they are A.dorable!!!

  4. Super cute. But mostly I love that you actually have a "pics to use for a wedding montage" folder. That is fabulous!!! :)

  5. Omg, Carmel, your daughter is so adorable! Great photo shoot : ]

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