ONE little MOMMA: Story of My Life- DIY Apologetic Tee

Story of My Life- DIY Apologetic Tee

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Super easy graphic tee tutorial

Honestly, the most often used phrase in my vocabulary is, "Sorry I'm late." No matter what I do, how hard I plan, or how early we start getting ready- I'm at LEAST 20 minutes late everywhere we go. It is a big source of anxiety in my life, but I'm trying to just accept that it is part of this time of life. And if I'm not saying "Sorry I'm late" - I'm thinking it.  So when I saw this tee a while back, to say I identified with it is an understatement. What better way to say what I'm thinking constantly than to plaster it across my front?

I've made a few graphic tee tutorials before, one with freezer paper and another free handed, but I wanted to share another easy way to make your own graphic tee. The only supplies you need are a bottle of fabric paint, a paint brush and your white tee. I used a white v-neck and black paint.

Super easy graphic tee tutorial

First you will need to print out the words you want in the right font and size. I just played around in Microsoft Word until I got the look I wanted. Then slide the paper inside the tee so that you can see the lettering in the proper place. Then grab your brush and start painting/tracing the words. Be sure to use plenty of paint so that the lines are thick and dark and crisp.

It only took about 10 minutes to trace the letters and then I let it dry for an hour. Pull hte paper out and throw it in the dryer to set the paint on high heat for about 30 minutes and then don't wash it until the next day.


Super easy graphic tee tutorial

It didn't come out perfect, but this was the best option for so many letters. Using freezer paper would have taken forever to cut out all of the letters. Another option may have been iron on vinyl, but I wanted the look of paint.

And that is it! I paired this tee with a soft blazer, boyfriend jeans, and Converse for a comfy chic momma outfit. 


Graphic tee, blazer, boyfriend jeans and Converse

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Graphic tee, blazer, boyfriend jeans and Converse
Shirt: DIY
Blazer: Target
Jeans: GAP
Shoes: Thrifted
Cuff: F21
Earrings: ONE little MOMMA Shop (coming soon)

What phrase would you use? How would you wear it? Check out my other graphic tee tutorials here, here and here.


15 comments:

  1. I love the idea of making the tee yourself - I bought "t-shirt painting" supplies over the summer with big plans to paint a tank top... and then I never did the project! Oops ;) This entire outfit is awesome, by the way - I'm pinning it!

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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  2. Cute! I love making my own graphic tees. Love it!

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  3. super cute! and your styling of this outfit is right on.

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  4. I love this so much! Looks so cute with the jacket too.

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  5. So cute! Love the jacket, tee, and distressed jean combo!

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  6. Such a great DIY! I'm late everywhere I go so this shirt is perfect for me!

    xo
    Angela

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  7. I am laughing so hard. That is awesome!!!

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  8. Ok, I recently started following your blog, and I've never commented before but I had to for this one! You inspire me all the time with your style, but I have yet to actually make anything. This time though I've got to try this shirt for real. I love it!

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  9. I LOVE that you made what you wanted yourself. Looks great!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    oh man...I really need that slogan on a tee, too ;)

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  11. You are so beautiful and your blog, too. But in this case...please, use freezer paper, print letterns on it, cut inside, stretch t-shirt a little bit, and then paint inside, I do it 1000 times.

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  12. Does the paint stay on well after washes?

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