If you’re interested in making a festive t-shirt for you or your kiddos to wear on St. Patrick’s Day, check out this easy idea! All you need is a pencil eraser and fabric paint to stamp a shamrock shape on clothing – it’s fun and simple for all ages!
DIY Shamrock T-Shirt
Solid Cotton T-Shirt or Onesie
Pencil with new Eraser
Fabric Acrylic Paints (I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint in Copper & Citrine Gold)
Craft Vinyl and Shamrock Shape template
Scrap piece of cardboard (to avoid paint bleeding)
Directions: Place cardboard inside shirt and lay flat. Figure out how large you’d like your shamrock shape to be and print/cut it out (use the clipart template found here and resize to your liking on your computer or use google to find a free shamrock template). Trace shape and cut it out on a piece of craft vinyl. Remove backing from vinyl and stick onto shirt. Using the tip of a new pencil eraser, stamp craft paint around the edges of the shamrock shape – I found that 2-3 colors of paint work best. It also looks best to have lots of paint dots around the edges and then less paint dots as you move farther away from the shape. When done, pull off vinyl and discard. Let dry.
Notes: Don’t forget to wash and dry your new article of clothing first. Also, I chose to use a scrap piece of craft vinyl that I had on hand which is basically like a large adhesive sticker. You could also use a piece of adhesive shelf liner paper or even a piece of freezer paper. Another option is to tape a piece of wax paper and then go back and add to the small areas covered by the tape.
I love how this project turned out! Use this same idea on a shirt for Easter by using a bunny shape, one for Disney by using a Mickey ear shape, or even a birthday shirt by using a number shape. So many possibilities!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!