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
- 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.