DIY Graphic Tees

Graphic tees have made yet another comeback but sadly they are still overly expensive. So how do you get the cute look of a graphic tee without the cost? I have an easy fix and it has to do with a little DIY-ing and some patience.

What you will need:

– T-Shirts you want to turn into graphic tees. I usually get mine from Target because they are inexpensive. I got the striped shirt for $12 and the yellow shirt for $8! You can probably go to places like Primark, Old Navy or Forever 21 to find cheaper shirts too.

– Go out and buy some transfer paper. This is how you are going to transfer any desired image onto your shirt. The transfer paper is $10 at Joann’s with a coupon! This is a really awesome investment because it comes with multiple sheets of transfer paper which means you can make multiple shirts. You can also make bags, hats, socks etc.

– Get some embroidered patches (this is optional)!

Step 1:

Grab your embroidered patch and clothing item (if you are choosing to do this one)! You can do a shirt, a jean jacket, a backpack, a pair of jean pants/shorts, shoes, a hat and more! I am doing a strawberry on this shirt. I read the directions carefully and i places the strawberry with the sticky backing on the shirt and ironed it on for 2 minutes! This part is super easy!

Step 2:

Print your desired image onto the shirt. I recommend getting the transfer paper where the image has to be reversed because this type goes on cleaner and better. Make sure to size and reverse your image before printing because you only have one try (you can do a test print on normal printer paper to check)! Cut out the printed image and follow the directions that come with the transfer paper (directions vary)!

Finished Product:

These shirts look super cute and it only took me a matter of ten minutes to do each shirt. I’ve done tons of transfer paper shirts in my lifetime so if you don’t have much experience, make sure to take your time and follow the directions to the point.

I hope you enjoyed this post and DIY and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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