Thursday, June 14, 2012

DIY | Cut-Out Skull Shirt

I was feeling super crafty over the weekend, so after I painted my nails, I made this t-shirt. I had seen this cut-out tee many places & every time I would think, "I could totally make that!"

 So here's how to make your own Cut-Out Skull tee!

  1. Pick out your t-shirt. You can use any colour, style, or size.  I chose a v-neck white tee in a loose fit from Forever 21 that cost less than $5.
  2. Measure out the size of the back. I just compared it to a size of 8x11 paper, taping several pieces together to get the size I wanted. Next, I drew a skull based on Google images as well as my skull mug that holds my make-up brushes!
  3. After a rough pencil sketch, go over the lines with a Sharpie. 
  4. Place your template under your t-shirt. You should be able to see your Sharpie lines through the fabric. If you are using a darker shirt, try taping your shirt it to a window so the light will shine through.
  5. Go over the lines of your template using chalk or a washable marker.
  6. Cut out the shapes. This is the most time consuming of the steps. I tried to leave more space between cuts so that my shirt will last longer without ripping.
Ta-da! Now you have a Cut-Out Skull shirt for under $5 (free if you use an old shirt!) This shirt would look great over a bikini, bandeau, or  brightly-coloured tank. Cut-out/open backed items are great for summer; it gives some much needed ventilation for those hot days!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I did this a few months ago with a tie-dye shirt! :)