This afternoon, while we were scouring the crafts blogosphere for anything new and interesting, we found three amazing blog posts that we just couldn’t resist sharing with you. All three of them are “how to” blog posts that show you how to make various t-shirt crafts.
Craft Post One – Wood Block T-Shirt
The first one that we’re going to highlight is a post from the Sarah Janet posted on her Killed by Crafts blog. The post is entitled, “Wood Block T-Shirt” and it shows readers how to embellish a t-shirt using nothing more than a few wood blocks, a dab of screen printing ink, an iron and a t-shirt.
Here’s what Sarah has to say about using wood blocks to decorate t-shirts:
“I really like the look of old wooden letterpress type, and have picked up a few here and there at flea markets and the like, mostly for decorative purposes. But the great thing about them is that you can use them to make things as well, even if you don’t have a press.”
What I enjoyed the most about this post is that this craft looks like it can be completed in 20 minutes or less. Furthermore, as you can see from her image the finished product has the look of authentic vintage fashion.
Craft Post Two – Freezer Paper T-Shirt Stenciling
Next up is Cheri from the “I am Momma Hear Me Roar” blog. Cheri’s post is entitled, “Freezer Paper Stenciling- an in depth tutorial”. She says in her post that she decided to publish this craft post due to an overwhelming amount of interest in freezer paper stenciling from her readers.
One of the neat things about this post is that it uses both text and video. In her video she takes us through the entire process of creating the freezer stenciled shirt-from start to finish in less than 8 minutes. What’s not to love about that?
If that’s not enough, the completed version of this craft looks amazing. In fact it looks so awesome that when you see it I’m almost certain that you’ll be headed to your nearest store to buy a box of freezer paper and to Rock Bottom T-Shirts for your shirts!
Craft Post Three – Recycled T-Shirt Bag
Last, we have Lee Meredith’s Leethal, Do Stuff blog. Her craft post is entitled, “Ten Minute No-Sew Recycled T-shirt Bag!”. What stands out to me is the originality of this creation. Seriously…just ask yourself when you last saw someone sporting a t-shirt grocery bag or purse.
Here’s an excerpt from Lee where she explains the inspiration behind this craft:
“I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea….”
As Lee’s post continues she walks you through 8 easy steps on how to take an old t-shirt and turn it into a creative and fashionable bag.
In summary, each of these crafts can be done by beginners. Additionally, you should be able to find all of these materials at your local crafts store. As for t-shirts, Rock Bottom T-shirts has you covered! We hope you not only enjoyed this post but that you also give these crafts a try. If you do try your hand at one or all of them, please share your creations with us on our Facebook page so that all may be inspired!