festive tee

If you’re anything like me, you love a good festive tee. And there’s isn’t much better than being able to create a custom one that involves kiddo participation! So here’s a clever way to save some money and make a one-of-a-kind tee for the holidays.  Added bonus? You can make it in 5 minutes from things you likely already have laying around the house.


What you’ll need to create your sweet gear:

  • white or light colored tee/onesie
  • red, silver and/or blue permanent Sharpie marker
  • piece of cardboard equivalent to the size of the tee
  • small spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

Baby steps:

  • Place your cardboard between the layers of your shirt, making sure that when you draw, the Sharpies will not bleed through to the backside of your material.
  • Using your markers, draw anything that suits your fancy.  i.e. fireworks, stars, US flag, bald eagle (if you’re super amazing).
    • Remember: leave some space between your lines because when you ‘tie dye’ things will bleed.
  • Spray your design with the rubbing alcohol keeping in mind that the more you saturate it, the more your colors will spread.
  • Let your shirt dye for several hours (or if you’re a worry wart like me, a few hours) and then wash on a quick cycle, alone.
Lo is the Founder + Chief Innovation Officer of Trotting with Tots, a local stroller-toting mama tribe. When not scoping out new trails and neighborhoods to explore with the running group, she spends her time cooking up random vegan concoctions, inflicting pain on friends with her waxing skills, putzing around on her Cricut machine, inventing some new house project for her husband, and/or drinking wine while watching the latest episode of Intervention. Lo is married to her very own Magic Mike, whom she met on an airplane, and is lackey Mom to two munchkins (Gage + Gemma), and an allergy-ridden pup (Killian). She loves the color yellow, the sound of high heels on asphalt and gargantuan wind chimes.


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