DIY Shamrock T-Shirt (St. Patrick’s Day Craft)

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DIY St. Patrick's Day Shirt

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

Supplies Needed:

how to make a shamrock shirt

  1. Place cardboard inside shirt and lay flat.
  2. 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).
  3. Trace shape and cut it out on a piece of craft vinyl.
  4. Remove backing from vinyl and stick onto shirt.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

DIY St. Patrick's Day Shirt by Hip2Save.comI 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!

 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 10

  1. Lori

    Super cute! I’m definitely going to try this.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Lori! Fun craft!

  2. Maite

    Nice!!!! Super crafty! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Maite! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. KC

    Too cute

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks KC!

  4. Sara

    Do u think contact paper would work about the same as the vinyl used for this project?

    • Renee

      I think contact paper would be a good choice! I have an electronic cutting machine and use contact paper and freezer paper all the time. The best thing about the freezer paper though is you can iron the shiny side down so it sticks really well to shirt to prevent seepage underneath and get the straightest lines. And you can easily pull it off when done! That is your best bet to prevent seeping underneath if you already have some at home. Also you can use an exacto knife to cut out a name or saying the middle of the shamrock.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes I do ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. jane

    I love it! Thanks Lina!

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