Monday, April 5, 2010

Footprint Fun Tees

So this is something I decided to make my in-laws for part of their birthday present this year. I think they turned out pretty cute. This is the first time I've ever painted on fabric before. It wasn't too tricky. There are some splatters here and there but all in all not bad, don't you think?
I took white acrylic paint and covered the bottom of each child's foot and make a print on the shirt. This was pretty tricky but the kids did well. I just kept baby wipes and an old towel handy for quick clean up when we were done.

To make the letters I just used a stencil and cut a piece of sponge to use for the paint application. I didn't have a stencil brush or I would have used that. To make it easier, I cut my stencil up into individual letters as opposed to trying to position an entire alphabet stencil. That was much easier. I kept baby wipes handy to wipe the back of each letter off when I was done using it so that the paint wouldn't transfer or smudge.
I wasn't going to do a border around the lettering originally, but I ended up making a few boo-boo's and needed to hide them. It doesn't really look bad, but hopefully as I practice doing this I'll get better and won't have to always do that. I have several more family members whom I'm sure would appreciate being "walked on". Doesn't hurt that it's a really inexpensive gift, especially if you wait for the t-shirts to go on sale. Mine were only $2 a piece!

Linking up to the following:


Keeping It Simple



Decor Mamma

Join us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up party!


  1. What a great idea! Your stenciling turned out great :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. I think the grandparents will be proud to wear them and get a grin when they think about how you made them!

  3. Cute idea! I'm sure they will be treasured and I bet the kids had fun "painting" ☺

  4. What a cute idea...thanks for sharing it with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  5. Wow, you scored a great deal on t-shirts! This is adorable and I'm sure it was fun to make :) I'll be back - I'm a new follower

  6. Fantastic project. Great keepsake too.

  7. Oh, that's so cute! Have Papa and Nana seen them yet?

  8. How cute are those T shirts!! the kids are pretty cute too!!

    thanks for visitng junkblossoms. we hope you'll come back soon. Blessings, Pat.

  9. Hello! I'm your new follower through Penny Pinching Party! Great site! Visit me at and sign up for my giveaway!

  10. Ahahahah! My hubby needs one of those (alright, maybe I do too). :-) Good idea!!!!

  11. Those are so cute with the little footprints on them!



I treasure your comments!