Give Your White Tee a Little LOVE

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DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

I'm sure you know by now, but I love a good, easy DIY. I love things that I can do in 30 minutes or less- while the kids are digging in the backyard or if I'm lucky, napping. I saw this tee a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to try and recreate it. I loved it when I saw it, but something about making it myself makes me love it even more!
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So to start I grabbed a loose fitting white tee from my giveaway pile. It had a crew cut neck, so I first took scissors to the collar. I just cut the collar off and it opened the neck up into more of a scoopy-boat neck like the original.

DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

Next I grabbed a rounded bristle paint brush from my supply box and black fabric paint. Stick a piece of paper inside the shirt where you will be painting so that it doesn't bleed through.

DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

I wanted the letters to look rough and dry, so I didn't use any water. I only dipped the brush into the paint and did strokes that used up all of the paint- leaving parts of the letters less saturated with paint. I had to go over some of the letter multiple times to add more paint and darken parts. The tee can really soak up the paint!

DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

I definitely free handed it, but I did have a photo in front of me of what I wanted it to look like. If you don't trust yourself you could pencil it in first- but sometimes just going with it and not over thinking it gives a better outcome. After it dried for a few hours I threw it in the dryer for 30 minutes to set the paint. And that is it!

You can see that it isn't a perfect match to the original, but I still love how it turned out. The point is that it looks free handed, rough and messy. It is a great graphic tee that you can wear in so many ways. 
DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

In this look I paired my new graphic tee with a black moto jacket, green skinny jeans and tall brown boots. I've also worn it with boyfriend jeans and TOMS, black denim and wedges, and a jean jacket and cords. The possibilities are endless!

DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

DIY Graphic LOVE tee- super easy and quick to make this fun tee!

Ready to give your tee some love? You can do it!


11 comments

  1. You should totally sell these and your hola swratshirts. You're so talented!!

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  2. I am so trying this and pray I do mess it up. I love how easy that is! thanks for the idea

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  3. I love this (pun intended). Did you use a special fabric paint?

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  4. I love your tutorials Kilee, they are so easy from start to finish and look Ahhhmaaaazing!
    Whitney

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  5. I actually like your better than the original!

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  6. So cute, I love it!! I just want you to know that I love your blog and I think you are adorable! I have followed you first on instagram and then FB and your blog. I am super excited that you are going to SNAP 2014!! I can't wait to meet you, thanks for sharing your quirkiness and great sense of style. I wish I could be as funky and unique in my clothing as you. Seriously am excited to meet you at SNAP :)

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  7. i love that!! thanks for sharing... cant wait to try it =) do you want to follow each other? following you now on bloglovin =)
    www.lesley-kim.com

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  8. So fun! It looks awesome.

    I've got to try this. Seems like a DIY project, even I can do!

    ~FringeGirl (thedomesticfringe.com)

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  9. That is SO awesome!!! I'm gonna have to try making my own graphic tees since I love them so much!!!!

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  10. you looks gorgeous.... This shirt great quality fabric material shirt... and it comes in a variety of great colors.... thanks for your amazing stuff..
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/sport-tek/index.htm

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