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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: thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com 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?






8 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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