Custom T-Shirts for Any Occasion
Having creative custom t-shirts is great for special occasions or events but having them made professionally can be expensive. Luckily, there are some great do it yourself options that can get the whole group involved for only a portion of the cost. Here are some easy t-shirt projects that almost anyone can do.
Tie-Dye Custom T-Shirts
Tie-dye is always a great method for creating bright, interesting shirts that is very simple and inexpensive. Another benefit of tie-dye is that any color can be chosen to create a great design. Dyes are available in an assortment of hues to match any sports team, company or organization’s color scheme. The materials are simple: white t-shirts, rubber bands, and a variety of cotton dyes. After wrapping and twisting the shirts with rubber bands, simply dip different portions into different colored dyes. Once complete, let shirts dry completely and then rinse, remove the rubber bands, follow the dye’s washing instructions and voila! A bright, custom t-shirt!
Creating T-Shirt Designs with Fabric Paint/Markers
Using fabric paint or fabric markers is another great way to customize t-shirts. Coming in a variety of colors and applications, these can help create shirts that display a message or custom design. Depending on what type of paint or marker is being used, it is important to follow the product’s directions to ensure the design comes out clean and will last through being washed. Want to do an allover pattern? Try using paint or markers with craft stamps to get a consistent design throughout.
Add Fringe for a Cool T-Shirt
If a little extra jazz is desired for a custom t-shirt, it may be time to bring out the scissors. Adding fringe to the sleeves or body of a shirt can add a “groovy” element to any look. Start by cutting the sleeves or body of the shirt into strips. Once you have the right number at the right width, gently pull and twist the strips, adding beads or feathers for another interesting look.
Custom t-shirts are a fun way to unify and bring a group together, both in how they look and in creating the shirts. Tie-dye, fabric paints, and fringe are easy, fun ways to take a boring shirt and make it unique. The next time there is a sporting event or special occasion that requires matching shirts, why not get the group together and give these DIY t-shirt ideas a try!