Diy art, upcycle a childs t-shirt
Do you have old clothes or t-shirts that your children have out grown?
Do they hold special memories for you? so much so that you can’t part with them and the pile is growing? This is a t-sht my son had when he was about 7, its from Zara and the motif design is a version of a sex-pistol’s image from the late 70’s.He wore it a lot and it holds happy memories of special times for all the family.
What to do? Well I do this and you can too its so easy …
You will need:
A well loved old garment or old t-shirtt with a motif,
Blank framed canvas bought cheaply (even the pound shop sells these now)
Gaffer tape. (optional)
Staple gun, staples,
fabric marker or chalk
Place your canvas frame over the area to be framed and draw around it with fabric marker or chalk.
Cut out leaving at leas 2-3 inches if possible around the edges.
Lay the cut out piece face down on your work surface, place the canvas face down on top of it and pull up the edges, stretch them taut and staple all around the edge.
Trim away excess fabric and neaten the corners, make sure everything is tight across the canvas.
If you wish you can bind the edges with tape, I used silver gaffer tape as this is for a boy’s room.
Do give it a try and let me know if its a success…