DIY “Merica” T-Shirt

June 29, 2016

The 4th of July is almost here and I can’t wait. This holiday has always been a big deal in my family. We have a big party and the men in the family set off a huge fireworks show! I have literally never done anything else for the 4th my entire life, at least not that I can remember.

I was browsing a store in Dallas last weekend and I saw some really cute red shirts with white designs and words. Nothing particularly pertaining to the 4th of July, but I thought it would make a cute outfit…until I saw the price tag, $75 bucks for a cut off t-shirt *rolls eyes*. I immediately went to the thrift store with Babe and got a plain red shirt for $2. 🙂

The ideas were flowing, let the crafting begin! You will need:

First step is to paint your word(s) on your shirt. Making sure it is aligned and straight (use a ruler as a guide if you need too) lay the letters down and lightly paint over the stencil using the fabric paint. Sometimes using stencils can be hard, so make sure you hold them down tightly or even tape them down. Don’t load up the brush with paint either, because it could bleed under the stencil.

Chelsea+Morgan DIY Merica Shirt

When your paint is dry it is time to cut the shirt. I only made three cuts on this shirt, the sleeves, and the bottom. If you feel a little iffy about cutting your shirt, go slow and make small cuts until you reach your goal.

That’s all folks! I hope you have the best 4th of July!

Chelsea+Morgan DIY Merica Shirt

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Chelsea+Morgan DIY Merica Shirt

Chelsea+Morgan DIY Merica Shirt

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Jeans: Lou and Grey

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