ONE little MOMMA: Give Your White Tee a Little LOVE

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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