Friday, June 22, 2012
No Sew!! 4th of July Tank
As promised, super cute and easy, no sew 4th of July tank tops!! Let's just get this out in the open right now, I do not craft! It's not that I don't find it appealing or that I can't find cute ideas that I would like to mimick. It's because, well, I absolutely suck at it. But I actually did this one, and I think it turned out pretty cute! So, even though this isn't really a recipe or food related, I figured I would share it anyways.
Here is what it looks like on. I made one for me, my 2 sisters, and mom so we can be all matching at the parade. Fun, right!? I'm so super excited!
A couple of thins before you begin though. This works best if you find a shirt with pretty thin material. It just hangs better. Also, try your shirt on before you begin, and figure out where you want your blue area to be. My first shirt I made, the star area was way to small and just didn't look good. I like the stars best when they go down to your waist, but figure out what you like and mark it before you start. Other then that, your set to go. Here are the instructions, and Good Luck!
Plain white T-shirt one size larger than you normally wear (Unless you want it tight)
Pair of Scissors
Red and Blue Spray Paint
For the stars, use clip art or google stars. Print out your favorite and cut out. Arrange and tape stars onto upper left side of shirt.
First, place full strip of tape across shirt under where the stars. Cut a second strip of tape in half and place vertically to line stars in the center upper part of shirt.
Continue to place strips of tape across open area on shirt, spacing and aligning equally across the shirt. (Strips don't have to be perfect. Just eyeball it.)
Take shirt outside and lay on a surface that you don't mind getting paint on (like an old sheet or a tarp). Using paper, cover the striped area of shirt and spray the star area blue.
Remove paper and cover star area as you spray striped red.
Let shirt sit for a couple hours to dry before removing stars and tape. If desired for a darker color, do a second coat at this point and after letting dry completely, then peel off the tape/stars.
Follow this video and cut your tank to desired style.
After you have finish, turn inside out, wash and dry shirt. Then show it off!!
Shirt idea from www.klejeune.blogspot.com.