Spray Painting T-Shirts – Making Fun Clothes For Boys 2

spray painting t-shirts

I discovered spray painting and love it! It’s such an easy and fun way to bring colour to fabrics and the possibilities are endless. Also a great project to do with older kids, let them decorate their own tops!

Spray painting is best done on a sunny day, so the paints can dry between applying new colours.  Also if you use a ready-made t-shirt, you have to put some newspaper or cardboard between front and back to avoid paint bleeding through.

I wanted a choice of colours so bought a fabric spray party pack that comes with six cans, it’s more than enough paint to get you started. Oh, one more tip, if you opened a can and won’t use it for some time put it upside down in a glass of water, to prevent the gas from slipping out.

I used an organic cotton/bamboo mix from Organic Textile Company, the pattern is a boys’ tank top from ottobre magazine 2/05.

spray painting t-shirts

And this is what the paper I used underneath the fabric looked like after spraying for several hours (I made a few more tops, got carried away …)

spray painting t-shirts

More ideas for making fun clothes for boys are here, a reverse applique shirt, harem pants, top with shibori flower and a winter jacket with felt applique.

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