I've been so in love with sweaters, t-shirts and cardigans lately which feature these kind of kitschy animal prints:
These are the inspiration behind this deer-print t-shirt DIY. Enjoy!
You will need
- Fabric paint
- A fine paint brush
- A plain t-shirt
- A square of cardboard (can be from anywhere, an old cereal box, etc)
- A pen
- An iron
2. Iron it
3. Now you need to make your stencils! Use an image from online and print it onto a piece of paper, then trace it onto your cardboard, OR hand draw onto your piece of cardboard. The design should measure around 4 by 2.5 inches, but you can vary this depending on what you want. When you've drawn your design, cut your stencil out with scissors, and join it back up with stickytape.
4. Place the stencil onto your shirt, making sure it's parallel to the top and bottom of the shirt so that it's straight. Fill the stencil in thickly with your fabric paint. Once it's filled in, remove the stencil carefully and fix up any edges with your paintbrush. If you found antlers too fiddly to put in the stencil, but want little reindeers like me, you can also hand paint your antlers on at this point!
5. Paint your deers onto your shirt using the above images as a reference, or however you would like them to be arranged. When you flip the stencil over to do the ones facing backwards, make sure to clean your stencil with some tissue paper first!
6. When you're done, let it dry for a few hours. Then, run over each deer with a hot iron for 1-2 minutes. This should make it washing-machine safe (as long as you started with a decent fabric paint).
You're done! Enjoy your lovely updated deer-print shirt!
Here's some photos of it in an outfit:
Shirt - DIY
Bag - Vintage
Skirt - Momo, Wonder Rocket (Tokyo)
Socks - Tutuanna (Tokyo)
Boots - Vintage Diana Ferrari
Hat - Markets in Osaka
Hope you're having a sweet day!