How to Spice Up an Old Shirt

Who says you fall in love just once? Pamper an old shirt or blouse with a makeover and try as much from falling in love with it once again!

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How to Spice Up an Old Shirt
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Pick a shirt that you've worn quite a bit and are bored of. I chose this oversized peach colored high-low shirt.

Pick a shirt that you've worn quite a bit and are bored of. I chose this oversized peach colored high-low shirt.

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Let's make a stencil!

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Take a sheet of relatively thick paper and fold it into half. A thicker paper will not blot the paint in itself.

Take a sheet of relatively thick paper and fold it into half. A thicker paper will not blot the paint in itself.

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On one of the folded sides, draw one half of a heart (as I wanted to paint hearts on my shirt).

On one of the folded sides, draw one half of a heart (as I wanted to paint hearts on my shirt).

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Cut along this drawing with a pair of scissors, and you will have the desired shape's stencil.

Cut along this drawing with a pair of scissors, and you will have the desired shape's stencil.

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The fold will open into a symmetrical stencil like this.

The fold will open into a symmetrical stencil like this.

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Take some Acrylic paint and pour it into a palette (for a paintbrush) or a small dish (for a sponge). Do not add water to the paint as the shirt fabric will blot it and spread the color unevenly.

Take some Acrylic paint and pour it into a palette (for a paintbrush) or a small dish (for a sponge). Do not add water to the paint as the shirt fabric will blot it and spread the color unevenly.

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Place the shirt on a flat surface and be sure to keep lots of newspaper/a plastic sheet in between the front and back sides to avoid any leakage of paint onto the other side.

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Place your stencil over the shirt.

Place your stencil over the shirt.

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Dip the sponge/paintbrush into the paint and dab it on the stencil while holding it in place, until the entire shape is filled with paint.

Dip the sponge/paintbrush into the paint and dab it on the stencil while holding it in place, until the entire shape is filled with paint.

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Repeat steps 8 & 9 all over the shirt and sleeves, placing the stencil as you wish!

Repeat steps 8 & 9 all over the shirt and sleeves, placing the stencil as you wish!

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Here's how the front side looks when it's done. I changed the stencil orientation a few times just for fun. Let the paint dry for 5 minutes.

Here's how the front side looks when it's done. I changed the stencil orientation a few times just for fun. Let the paint dry for 5 minutes.

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Flip the shirt over and repeat the steps on this side, or leave it plain, if it suits you.

Flip the shirt over and repeat the steps on this side, or leave it plain, if it suits you.

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And Ta-Da! Watch it transform into this adorable shirt that you can't wait to flaunt!

And Ta-Da! Watch it transform into this adorable shirt that you can't wait to flaunt!

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And the back. I messed up one heart right there, but no biggie. ;)

And the back. I messed up one heart right there, but no biggie. ;)

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Another one I made recently :)

Another one I made recently :)

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Hope you enjoyed the guide. Love!

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