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

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  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ~