Introduction: Spray Painted Elbow Patches

Elbow patches are hot right now, but getting the look can be pricey. That's why we've created a quick and affordable way to DIY your own elbow patches. This one is inspired by Valentine's Day. 

Here's what you'll need:
  • A long sleeve cotton T-shirt
  • Heart stencil
  • Fabric paint (or acrylic paint)
  • A Preval Sprayer
  • Cardboard
  • 4 rubber-bands
  • Scrap paper
  • Funnel
  • Water

ABOUT THE STENCIL: We found an ordinary candy box to turn into a stencil. You can find these in dollar bins in the month of February at your favorite chain retailers. Or, make your own stencil by drawing a heart on card stock paper and cutting it out with an exacto knife.

HOT SPRAY TIP! Spray just one or two light layers of paint onto the fabric to keep it from bleeding. A little goes a long way with this project.

What will you create using this method? Share with us in the comments below. We love to see your photos!

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Preval (author)2014-07-07

SnazzyBot, fab idea. We just might do that :) And, Saverbuch, yes! Blazer elbow patches are a must.

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SnazzyBot (author)2014-02-18

I had never heard of the Preval sprayer until now! Where has this been all my life?! I'm constantly shooting paint through pump sprayer bottles that keep getting clogged nozzles. Y'all should sponsor a contest on instructables to get the attention of the makers on here.

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saverbuch (author)2014-02-13

Finally I can make my own elbow patches for my blazers

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