For this week's "What I Wore Wednesday", I only have one outfit to share. I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Real Girl Style and Rustic Living.
This week was crazy. We are getting ready for vacation and I am volunteering at our church's VBS.
Here is what I wore yesterday (Tuesday) to VBS.
T-Shirt: George, purchased at the thrift
Shorts: Gap, purchased at the thrift
Sandals: Merrell, purchased on ebay
I wanted to customize a shirt for our "Put on the Armour of God" themed Vacation Bible School but wanted to keep it CHEAP since I would only wear it a couple of times.
Here is what you will need to personalize a shirt:
-A small paintbrush (a Q-tip would also work)
-Something to pour the paint in or on (I used a disposable bowl)
-Old manila folders or card stock
-A razor blade
-A computer & printer
I don't own a Cricut machine (this is a piece of cake if you have one) but wanted the finish product to look nice so I created my own stencil.
Here is how I made the stencil:
-Decide on a word or phrase. This would be great for a child's name or perhaps a number for their birthday. Use Word or another document program to type your words. I made mine a bold print in a font size of 200. Uppercase works better than lowercase and fancier fonts are much, much harder to cut out. Try to keep it simple.
-Print out the words on regular paper.
-Start cutting out the letters. Don't worry about cutting out the centers.
-Once all the letters are cut out, tape them to a manila folder or any other thicker poster board or paper.
-Since some of my letters had little circles in the centers that I did not cut out, I just cut little circles out of manila folder and taped them to the center of the letters. You could also do this with round stickers.
-I started to paint. Do not use a lot of paint. You want to make sure you have JUST A BIT on the brush. Tip: Paint inward (start at the edge of the stencil & work in). If you work out, the paint gets under the stencil. I did not tape the stencil to the shirt - it is just laying there.
-Peel away the "stencil" after you are done (no need to dry just yet) and fill in any bare spots with a small paintbrush or Q-tip and paint.
-I have done this many, many times. Here is an old project I created for a "Safety Night" we had at the retirement community. I made 10 of these. This one was washed & washed and you can still see the lettering.
-Allow to dry and you are done. You can use the stencil over & over. Just allow it to dry before using it again.
This entire project cost me under $2!