Monday, June 4, 2012

Dandelion Blowing in the Wind T-Shirts!

Hi everyone, 

Hope you all had a great weekend and got well rested and made it through your Monday all right. This past Sunday was another crafty Sunday for Tiff and I and we got together to work on another pinterest project. 

Dandelion t-shirts and totes!!
We started with our totes for our test trial and in case we goofed up. If we goofed up it wouldn't be on our main projects, the t-shirts. 

So our supply list was as follows:
  • T-shirts
  • Totes
  • White, Black, and Green Fabric Paint
  • Glitter fabric paint
  • Loofah
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cardboard to protect inside t-shirt. You can buy a t-shirt form from Hobby Lobby or use just a cereal box. 

 We started with the white paint and dipped the loofah in the paint and just bounce it up and down and in somewhat circular motions to form the main part of your dandelion. Until you get the hang of the technique, just use a little bit of paint at a time.
 Make sure you think about where you are going to put your design as we were laughing about how we didn't want to end up with a giant white blob on an inappropriate spot. Starting in one of the bottom corners of your shirt is a good way to go.
 Next draw a green stem with one of your paintbrushes. We drew ours at a slant so it looked like it was blowing in the wind.
 Then using a small paintbrush, make some dandelion seedlings blowing off the dandelion in the wind. Make them go across your shirt and maybe over your shoulder and onto your back.
 Then with a thin paintbrush, add a small black stem to each little seedling. This is a must as it gives the design a much more life-like look to it.
 After this is all done, the white paint is pretty dry. You can then add some sparkly paint. The best way to apply this is with a paint brush and move it in circular motions. If you just sweep it the glitter will kind of clump together and won't be so even. Make sure you add a little bit of glitter to each seedling as well.
 Voila!! Pretty simple!!

 Here's all four of our finished items drying on the deck a bit.

These shirts are so pretty and easy to make and perfect for the summer time!! Hope you've enjoyed this fun tutorial and happy craftin'!!


  1. These look like so much fun. I am definitely going to try this one.

  2. Great project!! Great summer project for my grandchildren:)

  3. These are super cute! You two are so crafty!! Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

  4. VERY cute, Jen...looks like you had a lot of fun making these cool shirts, too!

  5. Too cute Jen! What a great summer project.. :0)