Back to school time doesn’t have to suck. Make your own (or someone else’s) wardrobe super cool with these fantastic T-shirt ideas from Natalie over at Doodlecraft. She uses freezer paper to make stencils and paint designs onto t-shirts. You can download some of the designs she features on her blog, but it wouldn’t take much to come up with your own. Once you have your design, you can make a stencil out of freezer paper (either with a cutting machine or with a little elbow grease and an exacto knife). The cool thing about freezer paper is that you can iron it onto fabric and it sticks into place, making it the perfect stencil. Once your design is painted on and dry, you simply peel off the freezer paper and your custom t-shirt is ready to go. The blog post takes you step-by-step through the process, complete with awesome pictures.
What designs would you want to make for your own back-to-school wardrobe?
More Links of Interest
HeyThatsSuper is a t-shirt shop on Etsy in Montgomery, AL, and they’ve got the t-shirt we are all going to need this summer: “Hello, I Am Groot.”
HeyThatsSuper’s t-shirts are 4.2 oz., 100% ring spun cotton, and printed with eco-friendly water-based ink, making them super soft, inside and out. Personally, I love the idea of this shirt, but I think it would be better in a lighter color, something a little more “Groot”-like.
Guardians of the Galaxy starts Friday, August 1.
Britta Folden of Queen B Quilts recently made this excellent t-shirt quilt for beer lover Kris. I bet your favorite beer geek would love one of these…
With yet another holiday season behind us, it is nice to reflect on some of the quality time spent with family and friends. I was fortunate enough to have my wonderful in-laws visit us from Milawaukee for a few days around the New Year’s holiday. One of our favorite things to do together is play the game Carcassonne. If you are not familiar with Carcassonne, it is a tile-based German-style board game that has been lauded, by some, as one of the best-designed board games out there. So fun, you guys.
Today’s craft comes by way of Laura Hatrich’s embroidery of one of the Carcassonne tiles on a T-shirt for her husband. You can see the side-by-side comparison of the embroidery and tile in the image. Really smart use of the various thread colors to bring out the detail in the tile! I have no doubt Laura’s husband incited envy among Carcassonne lovers wherever he went!
Most geeks I know love to show their Geek Pride with nerdy, geeky and/or clever shirts. This week’s treasury showcases some awesome ones from Etsy.
As always, be sure to click the picture to be taken to the treasury site.
What says “nerd” more than a bowtie and a pen in your shirt pocket? Get this awesome nerd t-shirt from theboldbanana on Etsy. Click through to see the rest of their line – some funny stuff. I just ordered the “I Like Naps” t-shirt for my husband because he does, in fact, like naps.