Craft Time: Valentine’s Day T-Shirts

by Cate on February 9, 2012

When a friend asked if the kids and I wanted to do dinner and a Valentine’s Day craft, we were in like Flynn.  Valentine’s Day is just a few days away (and totally one of my favorite holidays), but you still have enough time to whip up one of these uber-cute t-shirts for your own little ones.  All you need is a solid colored t-shirt (we found ours at Wal-Mart and Michael’s), fabric paints, a sponge brush, and a few doilies.  And I bet you have some of those supplies on hand already.

Sabrina at Work


The method is super simple.  We affixed the doily to the front of the shirt with a little bit of tape underneath, and let the kids use the paint to go over the doily, using it as a stencil.  Although a doily is pretty feminine, I didn’t want Nick to feel left out, so I improvised.  I cut the heart from the center of the doily and used that as a stencil.  Using a wide sponge brush, he made his look a little more like graffiti or street art.

Nick's T-Shirt

Pizza, salad, dessert, and a quick and fun craft to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  Perfection.

Sabrina's Masterpiece

Madeline's Valentine's Day Shirt


February 9, 2012 – Bonus Photo

Will be back here on Saturday night with a book review.  Although I needed to cut back a bit on my schedule, I miss it sometimes too, so there will be a bonus post every now and then.  See you then.

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Patrizia February 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

A fun time..thank you for joining us! I’m really liking the way Nick’s came out!


Joanne February 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

That is an AWESOME idea! The shirts look fabulous. I kinda want one for myself.


Ramona February 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

Those t-shirts turned out really good! They did a good job.

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend. Know that you will.



patsy February 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

I kinda like Nick’s the best… of course, I’ve got 2 boys would not go for a heart on their shirts at all… but, I’d wear it! :)


Meg February 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

Love the shirts! Wondering if I could get crafty and do a grown-up version for myself . . .


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