Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Twisted Floral Shirt Redo

I had a few t-shirts I was about to give away, because they were just plain and I don't usually wear plain t-shirts. I'm more of a funky shirt kind of girl, lol.

As I was finishing my headbands and my daughter's shirt last night, I thought, why don't I add some flowers to those plain t-shirts to jazz them up a bit? I have a ton of scrap fabric (I think an entire 10 gallon tote full which probably cost me a total of $20 from the scrapbin at JoAnn fabrics).

You can see a tutorial for making the flowers here.

So I cut a bunch of strips and sat down on the couch to watch Law and Order and make flowers (see? double duty. Then I don't feel so guilty about watching tv.)

About 100 flowers later (seriously, not kidding - I made a surplus to use in the future on my daughter's dresses or other projects). I made those in about an hour, let them dry for about an hour, then tested layouts on my shirts. When I found a layout I liked, I began to glue the flowers down, one by one.

I LOVE the results! I'll take a picture in the other shirt later. And I know the headband in my pic above is a little much paired with the shirt. I forgot I had it in and was just using it to keep my hair out of my eyes when making the flowers ;) I really am happy with the turnout. A very simple, inexpensive and chic way to dress up a plain shirt and give it a new look.


  1. I love this! I hope you'll link your projects up for Flower Week!

  2. Super cute post. I'm coming to you from your post on Singing Three Little Birds for flower week. Love what you did with the shirts =)

  3. Love them!! Thanks for linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday!!

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  5. This is so great! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!



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