DIY: A beautiful piece of SHI(R)T

I’m a sucker for little DIY projects. I am also a hypocrite.


(feel free to skip this paragraph and go straight to the pictorial. I know lots of people just like the pictures. LOL. I see you)

I hope I haven’t lost any readers because of my two opening statements. Allow me to elaborate… I try to do small DIY projects in my free time, and whenever I am doing them, I mostly have the blog in mind. That I will share them on here. I am a hypocrite. What do I mean? Well, when I was creating Whispery Wind, the point was for this to be place where I can share my inmost thoughts and personal experiences and not give a care in the world what people think. Yet, many blog post ideas, I have rejected, because I am not sure what my readers will think, or because they aren’t perfect enough for me to share. So much for ‘not caring’. In that sense, I am a hypocrite. And many of my DIY projects have not seen the light of because I didn’t think them worthy enough to.

PS: The clever title is not my own. My boyfriend came up with it and took some pics for me too. (Thanks! 🙂 )

This time, I changed up a plain white vest into one with a little more character.

For this project, you will need:

  • A plain white vest or tee
  • Fabric paints (colours of choice)
  • Pen/ Pencil
  • Some A4 manila paper (2-4 sheets)
  • Old tooth brush
  • Pegs or pins
  • Cello-tape
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
Ze Toys
Centre a sheet of manila paper in your shirt where the ‘print’ will go. This stops the paint from running through to the back.
Then fold the shirt over and secure with pegs or pins.
Draw and cut out your stencil. I chose a heart.
I secured the stencil over my shirt and taped the edges to prevent paint from straying.
I chose to use the colours of the Kenyan flag. :)
I used the colours of the Kenyan flag. 🙂
Using my old toothbrush, I sprayed the fabric paint (dilutable with water) over my shirt within the stencil.
I also used my fingers to paint and create a messy look. I started with the lightest colour first (green). Then layered on red, and lastly black.
The green/red border was a way to fix an accident. LOL. I like how it turned out though.
Leave to dry. Remember to put something between the front and back of the shirt to prevent paint from getting to the back.
Once dry, I ironed the reverse of the painted side to fix in the dyes and my shirt was ready to wear. And no, the colour doesn’t run after washing. I tried. 🙂


Check out a few other DIY projects of mine here, here, and here

Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂


8 thoughts on “DIY: A beautiful piece of SHI(R)T

  1. mariadhiambo says:

    *GASP!!!!* You genius’ you! Sooo pretty!

    Hahah, I like how you sneaked in the boyfriend in a subtle/”DARE you notice” kinda way. It’s probly the one thing that grabbed my attention in our post XD 😀 :), then of course, your beautiful creation :), but…BOYFRIEND Tingz!!!!.ALWAYS exciting!!!!!!!! hahah

      1. Janira says:

        Hehe you could have after all whats yours is yours and whats his is yours 😉 hehe so love how the tee looks the outline came out pretty great.
        An idea snuck up on me to use glitter or confetti instead of paint but not sure what kind of glue would be best for it.

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