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DIY Last Minute Halloween Shirts

October 31, 2016

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FOMO is real (feeling of missing out). Everybody is posting pictures at Halloween parties and in costume and I kinda got sad that I didn’t have anywhere to go or any reason to dress up this year! I plan on having a night in and watching some not-so-scary Halloween(ish) movies. Well, instead of being down about it, I decided to do something about it! I scouted the internet to get some ideas but ultimately I just made it up myself as I went!

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So what I did is I decided to make a jack-0-lantern shirt and my sister joined in and made a ghost shirt! I looked around on the internet and saw that some people made stencil with adhesive paper, some people used fabric paint but since this was super last minute, I didn’t have time to mess with that! I also had a very low budget and fortunately, I bought all my supplies for under $15!

What you need:

  • a shirt
  • Felt
  • scissors
  • glue gun

That’s it! Only four things! I already had a glue gun and scissors at home.

I just googled “jack-o-lantern t shirt stencil” and went to images. There are plenty of different options to choose from! I used this and my sister used this.

 

Step one:

Outline your stencil on the felt. I used a silver metallic Sharpie that I had so I could see it! Don’t be afraid to mess up, you’re going to flip it to the opposite side when gluing so you won’t see the marker.

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Step Two:

Cut out all your shapes. LET IT BE KNOWN. Cutting felt is not as easy as you think. I spent about 15 minutes on one eye before I switched scissors (changed my life y’all) but it still wasn’t a piece of cake. It’s not hard if your scissors cut easy through it but it’s definitely not paper.

Step Three: 

Lay out all shapes to see where you like them. I then place a hand towel inside the shirt (I don’t really know if this served a purpose but it made me feel better). Now just heat up your glue gun and glue the pieces on! (If you are younger than 16, I would double check with a parent or adult if its okay for you to use one by yourself. If not, ask for help!)

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Now just let it dry and they should be ready to go! This was so easy, cheap, and fun to do with my sister! I think they turned out so cute!!

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What are y’all’s costumes for Halloween? I’m super interested to know!!

Happy Halloweeeeen!

 

xoxo Ariana

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