DIY Peace Tee

February 10, 2018

Baby clothes can be ridiculously expensive sometimes. I’ve seen a really cute tee floating around on instagram that I’ve wanted to buy for remy for the longest, but I can’t bring myself to buy a $45 tshirt that he’s going to wear for 2 months. So I obviously just resorted to making something similar myself and I’m pretty happy with it! And then I’d only have to buy a larger white shirt and make another one when he grows out of this so it’s like a win win win.

Isn’t he the cutest?

Okay, on to what you need: 

White tshirt

Blue screen printing ink

Freezer paper

Xacto knife

Paint brush

Peace printable (baby)

Peace printable (adult)

What you need to do:

1. Print the pdf on the freezer paper with the shiny side down

2. Using the xacto knife, carefully cut out the inner white portion of the design, and set the pieces aside

3. Next you’re gonna cut around the black outline of the hand

4. Place the sheet, shiny side down, onto the tshirt (I centered it to the chest)

5. Firmly iron the sheet onto the shirt

6. Place the smaller pieces onto the shirt. You can use the pdf for reference

7. Firmly iron in the remaining pieces

8. Place a thick piece of paper inside of the shirt to prevent ink from leaking through

9. Using a paintbrush, paint the ink onto the exposed portion of the design on the shirt. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of the ink, but be sure it’s an even layer

10. Set the shirt aside to dry for 15 minutes

11. After 15 minutes apply a second even coat (making sure you don’t miss and spots) and set aside to dry for another 15 minutes

12. Once dry, peel the freezer paper from the shirt and remove the small inner pieces as well. The xacto knife can be handy here

13. Place a pillow cloth on top of the shirt and firmly iron for about 15 seconds

14. Give it a good wash before putting it on your model and that’s it!

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