My kid has always had the most epic case of bedhead I have ever seen. As one of my friends, Bethany, says, Mr. Pillows did her hair. And Mr. Pillows seems to be her hairstylist of choice almost every day despite my best intentions, hair products, and endless brushing. I assure you none of these bedheads were emphasized, they’re all pure Bean. Much to my dismay the poor kid got my slow hair growth gene which is not helping in this case.
It was upon finding Bean one morning with another epic case of bedhead that the idea came to me. If she’s going to rock the bedhead look, she’s gotta have a shirt with the classic line, “I woke up like this” on it because she literally did wake up like that. I’m sure that’s not what Beyonce meant, but it sure fits in this case.
- Kid’s shirt
- Foam letter stickers (I found these at Target)
- Foam brushes or daubers, either works
- DecoArt SoSoft glitter acrylic fabric paint
STEP ONE | Align your letters on the shirt as you’d like. The beauty of using these stickers is that you can reposition them quite easily until you get them where you want them. Once you’ve got the design finalized, give them a good push so that they stay put and the paint doesn’t seep underneath.
STEP TWO | Using the foam brush, concentrate the paint around the letters so that the outline is nice and sharp. Feather the paint outwards to soften the line around the border. I wanted the entire center of the phrase to be solid glitter, so I painted quite heavily all around the letters and in the middle and then blended the border out.
STEP THREE | Let it dry according to the instructions on the bottle. Then, peel the letters off. Wash inside out before wearing.
I think it turned out with a sort of watercolor effect, and I love that! What phrase would you put on your kid’s shirt? Or maybe, your own shirt?
*I received DecoArt products to complete this project, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.