Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quick supporter shirts

I have another obsession, outside of the breast cancer 3 day: I love to craft. And when I had this idea, I loved the fact that it joined the two together. It is a really simple shirt for my kids to show their support for mom or dad during the walk!

It is fun and easy to make. You will need:
  • t-shirts (I bought mine from the craft store, but any plane one would work. Might be a good way to cover a stain, too.)
  • cardboard
  • tape
  • paper plate
  • Fabric paint. I bought 3 different colors of pink, but I think this would work for just one shade as well.
  • Various other embellishments. I bought some iron-ons, but didn't use them this time around. I did, however, use puffy paint and fabric markers.
  • And you will definitely want a sink nearby!
To make the shirts, insert some cardboard in between the two sides of the shirt, then tape the excess fabric to the back of the shirt. Then, pour out some of your paint onto a plate. I found it easiest to make the foot print by sitting my kids up on the counter then bringing the paint to their feet and then bringing the shirt up to their feet. I tried to do it so they walked on the shirt, but that was very smudgy. Too much paint on their feet makes big blobs too. It is also really helpful to have another set of adult hands to help! (If I were to do it again, I would only get really dark or really bright colors, as they showed up the best. I would also play around with how I layered the footprints, possibly not overlapping at all.)

After the paint had dried, we outlined the footprints with fabric marker and then we let the girls go to town with the markers and puffy paint. These are their pictures of them cheering me on!

This project took a little bit of time, but was pretty easy and my kids had a lot of fun doing it. Give it a try!


  1. I was going to tell you about tees that I make but I see that you have some really special ones right there!!!!!

    Thank you for spreading awareness!!!

  2. Thanks for linking to my blog in your blogroll.

    Ellyn Davidson