Friday, January 20, 2012

Heart doily shirt

I don't really decorate or do much for Valentines Day (aside from going out to dinner with Patrick), but this year I wanted to make something fun for my daughter to wear. I recently picked up a pack of paper heart doilies and immediately remembered a project I saw on Maybe Matilda awhile ago.

Rachel uses doilies and fabric paint to make a cute shirt for herself and, while I've tried several times in the past, I can't ever seem to make anything cute for myself. I get a vision for a cute article of clothing, and then I put all this time and effort into making it only to have it turn into a complete train wreck. Children's clothing is just so much more forgiving. So, until I can teach myself to make decent adult clothing, I've learned to stick with what I know, so I made one of Rachel's painted doily shirts for Haley!

I used pink and red fabric paint and layered the hearts on a plain long-sleeved shirt.

It turned out so cute!

This method of using doilies to paint a shirt would really be great for any holiday. I'll definitely be trying it again. If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive idea for Valentine's Day, grab a pack of doilies and make one of Rachel's painted doily shirts!

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  1. I can't believe how cute this turned out! Would you be willing to link up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? Thanks, Michelle

  2. You clever lady, you! I love it! That's such a cute idea! I wonder if it would be corny if I made one for myself . . . ;-)

  3. This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  4. This turned out so cute! Nice job! :) I'm a new follower, coming over from "Too Cute Tuesday"

  5. That is so sweet! I have red heart doilies that I was going to try as well. Did you have any problems with the color bleeding from the paper?

    1. Hi Sherry - I'm hoping you get this message since you don't have an email linked to your account so I'm unable to answer you through email :)

      I had no problems with the paint leaking at all! It was actually better than the results I usually get with freezer painting even. I was very pleasantly surprised!

  6. this is so cute! I hope you will share it at our linky party!


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