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I am going on the Disney Cruise this summer with my 6 person family, so my mom thought it would be neat if we made our own T-shirts for "pirate night." Pirate Night is one night on the cruise when everybody dresses as a pirate, so we thought we would make our own costumes. Because it is the Disney Cruise, we tried to find a design that incorporated Mickey and as you can see in the picture, we found the perfect design. Painting on T-shirts by this method is easy and it requires no special skill. 

By using this painting method, you can make custom uniforms, shirts for a party, shirts for a 5k, and even shirts that are machine washable! Plus, it is much more fun to paint your own shirts with your friends than pay much more money and wait for them to come in the mail.  I hope you enjoy making your own T-shirts!


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Step 1: Materials

You will need...

* Any color fabric paint
* Any color plain T-Shirt
* Reynold's wrap freezer paper

Tools

* Hair Dryer
* Iron
* Xacto knife
* A paintbrush

 
LisaS37 months ago

wow, I just joined and this was my first article. Very simple. thank you.

AliceR12 months ago

Really it was nice one,but i am confused about the painting whether it's painting will start loosing after the wash or not.

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neecyb1 year ago

I love it! I'm going to be making plenty of these...thank you for the easy tutorial

never knew it was that easy..thanks..
never knew it was that easy..thanks..
Chri5Dah13 years ago
This Is Perfect for when I Make My "Vote For Christian" (Vote For Pedro) SHirt! For Class Elections!
nicely done =)
Nick705873 years ago
How washable is the fabric glue? Will it start to show cracks after one wash like iron on pictures?
DoctorDv (author)  Nick705873 years ago
The design is on there pretty good, better than an iron on. Ours seem to be doing fine with the wash. Good Luck!

-Doctordv
Its a great idea. I need to make a couple of company shirts and screen printing seems too messy and time consuming for the limited number of items I need. Thanks for sharing.
omnibot3 years ago
Nice.
When I do this I use regular printingpaper and spray mounting glue on the back to get it to stick.
kathynv3 years ago
Love that. I am a serial tee shirt painter, and your method is a whole lot quicker than mine. Thank you and I am officially stealing your method for my next tee shirt painting session.
sunshiine3 years ago
Nice t-shirt! I could have used this tip on the t-shirt I made. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.