Although today’s post is a DIY, let me start off by saying that I am far from crafty. I’ve always been envious of people who come up with cute ideas and are able to bring their ideas to life. I’ve made a promise to myself that I’m going to try to become more of a DIY’er. With that being said, I’ve recently been trying to think of a fun idea for a Bengals shirt. I’m a huge Bengals fan, but am pretty lacking in the orange and black wardrobe department. The only Bengals jersey I have is a Chad Johnson one, and he hasn’t been on the team for a few years now. I decided to go against my DIY inabilities and make my own glitter logo Bengals shirt. It actually was a lot easier than I anticipated, and was surprisingly fun to make!
If you’re not a Bengals fans, don’t worry. You can easily substitute for your favorite team’s logo and colors!
What You’ll Need: Black Shirt, Extra Fine Orange Glitter, Freezer Paper, Spray Glue, Scissors
Step 1: Sketch your design onto the freezer paper. I searched for the Bengals “B” on Google and easily found the size I liked to print out and trace over. If you’re good at drawing straight lines, then you may not need to rely on tracing over the logo. I am not one of those people unfortunately, so I stuck to tracing my design onto the paper.
Step 2: Cut your sketch out of the freezer paper. Don’t forget to cut out the two holes in the middle of the “B”!
Step 3: Iron freezer paper onto shirt. Make sure you iron the shiny side of the paper onto the shirt. Remember, you’re ironing the paper with the “B” cutout of the middle, not the actual “B”. Before you start ironing, place the two tiny cutouts that form the middle of the B onto the shirt. This will form the B shape for when you need to glue and glitter the logo. Iron the freezer paper onto the shirt for about 30 seconds, or until the paper is securely attached on the shirt.
Step 4: Spray with spray glue. Use the spray glue to spray inside the stencil on the shirt. Before you start spraying, place cardboard or a brown paper bag inside the shirt. This will prevent the glue from bleeding through the back of the shirt.
Step 5: Sprinkle glitter onto the glue area. Use a substantial amount of glitter when sprinkling it onto the shirt. I used a small sponge to gently even out the glitter. Wait for the glue to dry, and shake off any excess glitter. Use another coat of spray glue and add another layer of glitter. Wait until the glue dries again and shake of any residual glitter. I sprayed a little hairspray over the glitter once it was dry. I read that this could help the glitter from falling off.
Once these steps are completed, you have a fun and festive way to rock your team’s colors! Hopefully these steps were easy to understand. Completing DIY’s and explaining how to accomplish them are a work in progress :) I’m going to post an outfit with the finished shirt tomorrow, so be sure to check back!