Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I can feel the love.

Seriously, all that comment love was so awesome! I feel all warm and fuzzy. Thank you ladies. I promise to make it to your blogs. I was mid-stride, checking blogs with a fury when I got the call that The Dude had injured himself and needed to go to the E.R. TOTALLY messed up my bloggy mojo. He's ok. Lots of pain, but he has drugs, he he he. *Note to self* buy The Dude steel toe boots for Christmas.

I subscribe to Family Fun magazine. I love it. It's got fun ideas for crafting, games and food, all geared at kids. In the latest issues they had these snowflake shirts that looked super cute and easy to make.

Get a plain, long sleeved t-shirt (Walmart, baby $3.50) and gather up this stuff

Tacky glue, and some fabric paint. I mixed a silvery glitter with a blue to come up with an "ice blue," and a sponge (sponge brush or clean dish sponge).

Place a piece of cardboard inside of the shirt (we don't want it to stick together). You can draw out a snowflake on a sheet of paper if you like, or just freehand one. Look some up on the internet for inspiration.

With the tacky glue, draw out your snowflake on the shirt. Try and center it up. Allow to dry for 10 minutes. Fix any bo-bos (bubbles, broken lines, you get the idea) and allow to dry completely. The glue will be clear when dry.
Sponge your fabric paint directly onto the snowflake pattern and fill in with color around it.

Allow to dry completely. I left it overnight. Soak the shirt in warm water till the glue softens (10mins) then peel it off!

Stay tuned. I'm gonna do a post about an awesome project Meaghan over at I Kicked Cancer's @ss is doing.


The Rambler said...

I left you something on my blog today....:)

Kimberly5 said...

that is such a cool idea, thanks! I just might have to do that with my kids :)