monday’s mom {cute & easy t-shirt}

On Friday I showed you how I made the shorts {you can check them out here},
& now I’ll show you how I made this super cute & easy shirt to match! 🙂
Yes, this is another project your kiddos will LOVE to help out on!
You’ll need a plain t-shirt.  {I just used one we already had.}
Put a piece of cardboard inside your shirt just in case the paint bleeds through later on.
I cut a vinyl stencil out using my Silhouette
I made a 7 inch circle & then put my daughter’s name inside using the Howser font.

Apply your vinyl to the t-shirt.  Make sure you smooth it down really, really good.
You don’t want any air pockets or edges not pressed down all the way.
I used hot pink paint & this cool little paint brush. 🙂

When you apply your paint you want to tap, tap, tap. 
 No brushing it back & forth.  Just tapping. 🙂

You could probably get by with one coat of paint.  I did two just to be sure.
After your paint is completely dry carefully lift off your vinyl stencil.

I was really amazed on how good a job the vinyl was as a stencil.
Now I’ve got all kinds of projects whirling around in my head. 🙂  The possibilities are endless. 🙂

{Looks super cute paired with her matching bandana shorts!}
Busy day here at Ginger Snap Crafts!
Today I’m guest blogging over at the fabulous 36th Avenue.

36th Avenue
& I’m the Homemade Hotshot over at Momma’s Kinda Crafty.
{There’s a Ginger Snaps etsy shop discount code over there, too!!}
{Check it out here!}

Happy Monday, everyone!
Hope you all have a fabulous week!


  1. I definitely will be making some of these! What kind of paint did you use?

  2. Very cute idea and I love the matchy-matchy outfit!

  3. Ginger,

    Thank you again…

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a cute little outfit – I love the pink!

  5. Great outcome! More and more I am thinking it is time for a silhouette machine!

  6. What an adorable outfit. Thank you for the tutorial. More the Merrier Monday will be open until tonight at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your outfit.

  7. I should use this to make "brother" shirts for my boys. I can't find the ones that I want. Thanks for linking with DIY under $5!

  8. SO darling, I just love a homemade outfit, your model is pretty sweet too! Thanks so much for showing off!


  9. She is a cutie pie! Love the shirt and wished I had a machine!

  10. That is the cutest outfit! I know my kids love when something is personalizeed for them and your daughter looks pretty happy! I think I need to get one of those paint brush things too. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Spark. Hope to see you on Tuesday again!
    Cheers! jenn 🙂

  11. this is such a great idea!!! and your 'model' is a cutie pie!

  12. SUCH a cute little outfit! And it fits her to a T! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays Ginger!!!

  13. Love it except for ONE SCARY thing. Your daughter's name on it. In this world today when she is wearing this top "EVERYONE" good or BAD knows her name. There are way to many BAD people out there that would/could use her name to their advantage. Put a picture there NOT a childs name. Sorry I just hate to see a child hurt because of something so innocent as their name on their clothing.

  14. That is true! I should of clarified this is just a sleeping in/play clothes outfit. Cara has never been out of the house in in. 🙂 So no worries. Definitely did not make a name shirt for my school age kiddos. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder.

  15. Such a cute idea! We are featuring your project tomorrow at the start of another What I Made Wednesday Party!

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

  16. Cute cute! And how easy! It always makes me nervous seeing children's names on their clothing, as that makes it easier for a stranger to snatch them up. If someone is able to call a child by their first name, the child is more likely to listen to them and trust them. So I will personally avoid names, but use other words or simple shapes and designs. Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Great, cute inexpensive DIY craft. Any suggestions on how to create if you do not have a Silhouette machine?

  18. So cute! You're right — the possibilities are endless! 🙂 Great job!! 🙂

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