Friday, March 23, 2012

Hunger Games T-shirt

My teenage daughter is beside herself with excitement for The Hunger Games Movie.  She wanted something to mark the occasion.  She wanted a shirt.  Unfortunately, this didn't occur to her until it was too late to order a professionally designed shirt.  She's a little short on the funds anyway.  So, with some inspiration from an older cousin, she decided to make her own.  It came together very quickly.  Like in under an hour.  We are kicking it old school for this project.  This is what you need to do:

Gather your supplies:

clean plain cotton shirt
fabric paint
freezer paper
exacto knife
self-healing mat
piece of cardboard
sponge cut into pieces

Paint your shirt:
1.  Print out your logo on a piece of paper.  The simpler the lines the better.
2.  Trace the logo onto a piece of freezer paper (the paper side--not the plastic side)

3.  Use an exacto knife and a self-healing mat to cut out the letters.

4.  Iron the freezer paper onto your shirt (be sure to put the plastic side down).
5.  Place a piece of cardboard inside your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding to the other side.
6.  Using some fabric paint and a piece of sponge, stencil the paint onto the shirt.  Be sure to use up and down blotting motions.  We used a clothespin to hold the sponge.

7.  Carefully remove the freezer paper and let the paint dry completely according to the directions on the bottle.

8.  Wear your shirt to school with pride!

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