Monday, January 30, 2012

Heart Doily and Bubble wrap Prints

Heart Doily, bubble Wrap, pipe cleaner snow flake prints
Now a days CJ wants to refashion her T-shirts! So When I saw the Adoily-able T-shirt on the Disney FamilyFun February issue, I knew CJ would love it. We gave our own personal touch by adding extra features - Bubble wrap and Pipe cleaner snowflake prints

Materials Used:

Fabric Paint
Bubble Wrap
Heart Paper Doilies(I got it from Walmart valentine decoration section)
Sponge brush
Clip Board/Cardboard to place inside the T-shirt

Steps overview:

We refashioned two T-shirts

T-shirt 1:

Kids Refashion a plain T-shirt with stamping

Place a Cardboard or clipboard inside the T-shirt so that the paint won't bleed through. I saw the idea of placing the clipboard at a blog, I don't remember the blog name.

Place the doily on the T-shirt at the place where u want the print. Be careful not to move the doily while painting or you can glue the doily to the shirt with a glue stick and remove it after painting.

Using a sponge brush carefully dab the paint onto the doily in an up and down motion. We did a mistake here we took lot of paint in the brush and moved fast. while painting the border be careful not to go outside the doily
Doily Stamping

Gently, carefully take/peel out the doily and let your kid adore their creation.

Cut the inner heart shape of the doily and use it as template to cut a heart out of the bubble wrap.

Using the heart bubble wrap, stamp/print in the center of the doily impression

Gently remove the bubble wrap and you will get a beautiful print

I was trying to be over smart:-( and placed the painted doily to make a second print below. But the print didn't come out good.

So we made one more doily impression using a new doily

Since the paint had spread out in the corners of the doily prints, to give a neater look I drew thin outlines of the doily with the fabric paint.

Let it dry and Set the fabric paint according to the manufacturer's instructions.

T-shirt 2:

Heart Doily, Bubble wrap, Snow flake stamping

We made the doily print and bubble wrap print same as above taking special care and correcting the previous errors(Neater finish). After that we made Pipe cleaner snowflake prints on top and bottom of the heart.

I would say you have to try this fun,easy,do able project with your kids. CJ was very proud of her refashioned T-shirts because of her effort and of course who won't love to show off their creation

We are taking part in the Collaborative Heart Project Fundraiser organized by Jaime at Hands on as we grow and contributing this project for the event.


  1. Oooh those turned out very pretty!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. Oh Gosh!! That's so pretty!! Totally loved it :-)

  3. Those turned out beautifully! My daughter doesn't like plain clothes either, so I have had to get creative with some of them to encourage her to wear them more. =) I will keep this in mind when we have another fashion emergency.

  4. These are so beautiful - thanks for sharing this great idea - we are definitely going to try with our left-over hearts!

  5. Also this is such a great idea Esther!
    Pinned it:)

  6. What a great idea - I've not done any fabric art with J yet but you have me inspired to give it a try.

    Thank you for linking to Made with Love