Palm Leaf Printed Tee

palm leave printed tee diy

Over on our other Instagram account Get Creative With everyone has been going gaga for this week’s challenge to #getcreativewith printing. There have been SO many amazing ways to print, that they’ve got me itching to try printing a tee.

You Will Need:

  • A4 sheet craft foam
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Duct tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Green fabric paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Newspaper
  • White and green pom pom trim
  • White sewing thread


  1. Use the template to cut out the four leaf shapes onto craft foam. Cut squares of cardboard slightly larger than the leaves and use double-sided tape to stick them onto the cardboard.


2. To make the handles for the stamps, cut a length of duct tape and pinch it in the middle, then stick onto the back of the cardboard.


3. Before printing directly onto the t-shirt, have a practice on paper. Use a small paintbrush to paint an even layer of green paint onto the stamp, turn it over and gently press it onto the paper. Peel away carefully and repeat.


4. Put sheets of paper in between the bottom third of the t-shirt. Stamp the back of the shirt first and leave to dry before doing the front. I built up texture in the leaves by layering up with a mixture of darker and paler prints.

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5. Repeat on the front and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to seal the fabric paint.


6. Pin the white pom pom trim onto the bottom of the t-shirt. Pin and sew the green pom pom trim around the sleeves on the inside and sew both in place.


So they we have it, a simple way to print a t-shirt. I fully intend to make a matching one to Harper’s, because twinning is most definitely winning when it comes to palm leaves and pom poms!

~ Laura xx ~