Crafts for the Uncrafty

DIY Big Brother T-Shirt

I’m not really a crafter.

I churn out the occasional DIY project, but when presented with a kit of dyes and sparkles and sponges? I’m sort of at a loss.

But! Crafting is fun, obviously. And two-and-a-half year olds enjoy things like creating disasters with paints and markers, obviously. So: an afternoon of crafting it is.


What I decided to make with the kit sent over by P.S. I Made This and Old Navy: a Big Brother tee for my guy to wear to the hospital to meet his new baby sister.

old navy kid tee

Here’s the before (it’s this tee).

What I Did:

  1. Despite my son’s protestations that he “does not like stencils,” I pasted letter stencils onto the t-shirt, and then used a sponge to apply fabric spray paint (I thought the spraying would end up being too messy).
  2. Next, I used puffy fabric paint to outline the borders of the letters, and then added a couple of dots here and there for pizzazz purposes.
  3. Last step: picking up the shirt to show Kendrick the results before it was dry, and destroying it a little. Obviously. (Nothing a few Q-tips can’t fix.)

old navy big brother tee

That’s it! I love it.

big brother tee

(It’s coming with us to Cali.)

This post was created in collaboration with PS I Made This x Old Navy.

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