Create Your Own Holiday Deer Head Graphic T-Shirt — DIY Project

Okay, I’ll admit I started with Bigfoot, then I decided not everyone is a huge Bigfoot Fan (not sure why, but true) so then I decided my friend’s would love deer shirts for the holidays. So here is an easy DIY T-shirt project you make can make for your friends and family. Make a deer, a snowman, a turtle, bigfoot…whatever your heart desires! (Maybe even a heart!)  Enjoy! Joanne

Here is Gabrielle wearing the deer t-shirt. Easy DIY holiday gift idea!

Here is Gabrielle wearing the deer t-shirt. Easy DIY holiday gift idea!

DIY Deer Head T-Shirt Joanne Palmisano

Using self-adhesive drawer lining paper (mine happens to be polka dotted), I printed out a picture of a deer head and then cut it out. Then I outlined it on my drawing lining paper. Then I cut that out. Phew!

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If you want — you can use a tiny bit of photo adhesive to keep the paper deer head from moving on the liner paper while you outline it with a pen. Up to you!

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Okay! So here is the deer head cut out on the self-adhesive drawer lining paper.

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Now, I’ll get the t-shirt ready. Note about the t-shirt. I went to Goodwill bought a bunch — washed them all. Then I found out that some take the bleach and some don’t. So pick t-shirts that have mostly cotton in them — that will up your odds to making this a success. Then add some cardboard inside the t-shirt so when you spray it — the bleach does not go through the back. Make sure to do this in a protected area (wearing work clothes).

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Now take off the protective backing from the deer head — and adhere it to the t-shirt.

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Make sure it is straight and centered before you press it down — if not, lift it back up and do it again. Then press all the sides down firmly.

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I added bleach to an old spray bottle. I like the misting type bottles. As you can see, some t-shirts turn colors right away and others will take about 10 minutes. Go light on the spray-just a few spritzes — you can always add more later.

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Let them dry for a while, then pull up the adhesive. If you are careful, you’ll be able to use it again and again.

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Once done, wash them in cold water and dry them. DO NOT WASH THEM with anything else — just together. Make sure not to get the bleach on anything before they have been washed and dried. Every t-shirt will bleach differently. Some will bleach white, red, or off-white…totally depending. So make a bunch. Have fun!

I’d love to see what you make. Send picture to my facebook page!


T-shirt DIY by Joanne Palmisano

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