How to: Paint your own T-shirt!

21 Feb

Hi guys!

Ive always wanted to paint on a tshirt and with my friends birthday right around the corner I though why not paint one for him?! So after going through alot of different techniques this one was by far the easiest and quickest!

I didnt need alot of things to start and it took me an hour to finish the whole thing and trust me when i say this I CANNOT paint!!! So you can try this too!!

Here’s what you will need:

  1. A T-shirt  – you can choose what type n colour but keep in mind that if you are painting for the first time you use a cotton Tshirt so that you can paint easily.
  2. Fabric colours. You can use any colours you like!  The only thing you have to keep in mind is the consistency of the paint. Dont add too much water it will become runny and spread.
  3.  A cardboard or  shoe box – Check the size of the picture you want to paint and choose a box accordingly.
  4. Paint brushes
  5. A Picture you would like to paint.



How to : Paint a Tshirt!

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Select a Tshirt you want to paint on.
  2. Get a big cardboard box or a shoe box to use for support. I used my the box i got my laptop in.
  3. Select a picture you want to paint on the picture. I chose this really cute scared and confused mouse. You can choose any  picture you like.
  4. Use sticky tape to attach the picture on the box. I printed the picture out on an A3 size paper so that it was big enough for the tshirt.
  5. Next, slip the tshirt over box so that you can see the picture  on the front side. So you are basically going to trace the picture on the tshirt.
  6. Use the colours you like and start painting.
  7. IMPORTANT : Don’t forget to reverse the tshirt after 24hrs and iron it. This will make sure that the fabric colours stick to the cloth and dont run when you wash it.

This method is super easy! Please try and send me pictures of how your tshirts turned out!

P.S. – You can try this same technique to paint on thin cotton bags!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

More How to’s coming soon! 🙂





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