Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Graffiti Shirt {Finally a project for boys!}

Maybe I'm the only one, but I always have crafters block for boy projects. I blame it on my husbands strict standards on what his son is allowed, and not allowed to wear. I always feel bad because I make so much for my daughter. It doesn't seem fair. I was really excited to find Cheri's blog I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. Her blog is filled with great craft ideas for boys. The one that really caught my eye was her High Voltage Tee, which you can find here. After seeing her post I went out the next day and purchased all of my supplies from Michael's. I have no experience with stencils, but it was really easy. If you have older boys they may want to graffiti a shirt themselves. With supervision of course.

Tulip Fashion Graffiti paint (for paint cannon)
Tulip Fabric Paint Cannon
Fashion Graffiti Stencils

I used painters tape to secure wax paper around the stencil, to prevent over spray. I also used a piece of cardboard to put inside of the shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through. I then pumped the paint cannon and sprayed until I was happy with the coverage.

After carefully taking the stencil off. A muscle car was revealed. A 1967 Mustang Fastback to be exact. My Husbands words, not mine. Needless to say he was pleased. They also have some fun girl stencils available. I hope everyone tries this project. It's inexpensive, fun, and easy. Even for those who don't know much about stencils.

I've joined the Frogs & Snails, Puppy Dog & Tails link party today, over at Seven Thirty Three. It's a link party just for boys.


  1. Very cute! It's amazing what you can do with fabric paint. And now that it comes in a spray - look out! Very cool boy shirt =o)

  2. Love it! I'm a mom to twinnies too! AND I love Cheri's blog!!! She's fab! Come over and visit sometime!

  3. I have a bloggy award for you! Hope you'll stop by and pick it up!
    Beth @ Two Monkeys & a Washtub

    Love this t-shirt idea! I am going to have to try it!

  4. That turned out AWESOME!!! I haven't used that stencil yet but I am really excited to now. Way to go! Thanks for sharing this with me!




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