First Time Mom and Losing It: DIY Toddler Valentine's Day Painted Necklace Shirt #Tutorial

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DIY Toddler Valentine's Day Painted Necklace Shirt #Tutorial


For each major holiday I create an outfit for my daughter. This year I came across these super cute black and red lace heart jeggings in Walmart. I wanted to make a shirt to match so I purchased a plain red long sleeved shirt. I wanted to decorate the shirt so it looked like she had on a necklace with a heart pendant.

Painted Necklace Shirt
  • Heart image (I did a Google image search for Valentine's Day stencil)
  • Iron on transfer printer paper
  • Printer
  • Red long sleeve shirt
  • Black fabric paint
  • Pencil
  • Paper plate
  • Disappearing fabric marker (you can freehand it if you don't have one)
  1. Take your shirt and figure out where you want your pendant to be. Measure how big you want your pendant to be. I made mine  2 1/2" x  2 1/2".
  2. In an image editor, open a file the same size as your measurements above. 
  3. Paste the image you found in the file you just opened. That way when you print out the image it will be the exact size you want it. 
  4. Using your printer's properties change your image into a mirror image. (You need the image to print backwards so that it will iron on right.)
  5. Print out image onto iron on transfer paper. Make sure you put the paper in the right way. 
  6. Cut out the heart from the paper you just printed. Place picture side down on the shirt.                          
  7. Follow the iron on transfer paper instructions to iron it on.                                                                   
  8. Let it cool a little bit before you peel the paper backing off.                                                                  
  9. Using the disappearing marker draw a line from the shoulder to the pendant where a chain would be. 
  10. Squirt some paint onto the paper plate. Using the pencil eraser dab it into the paint then make circles following the line you just drew.                                                                                                          
  11. Let completely air dry. 
If you make one of these, I would love for you to leave the link in the comments section. 

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34 comments:

  1. How freaking cute is this?! I think I know what we're doing this weekend!!

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  2. That is adorable! I might have to try and make it into an adult shirt because I would so totally wear something like that!

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  3. I really need to do this with my nieces. They are "tweens" but I know they'd still love it. Now I just need to go buy two tees... one in pink and one in purple. :)

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    1. And one in white (for a red heart) for myself, of course.

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  4. I wish I was that crafty!! Sure beats paying extra for nice shirts when you can just make them yourself!

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  5. How cute!!! I will have to find one that would work for my boys but this is such a great idea!

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  6. This is such an awesome idea. I am going to make one for a surprise for my daughter to wear on Friday

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  7. This turned out so cute. I love this idea. My six year old would love it too. Thanks!

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  8. Very creative. So cute..

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  9. This is so cute! I'd love to try this, too! :)

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  10. That's pretty cool! Great tip about mirroring the image! I would have absolutely messed that part up.

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  11. cool idea! i should d for my granddaughter

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  12. This will be enjoyed by kids - just help them on the ironing parts.
    The shirt is so simply pretty when done.
    Happy Valentine's Day to all

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  13. This is such a fun Valentine's Day craft!!

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  14. What a cute DIY!!! I love it. Just as cute as something you could get from Gymboree but a thousand times cheaper. Alternatively, I bet it would be equally cute with sequins sewn on instead of the paint for the "beads." :)

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  15. Adorable! Love the necklace design.

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  16. What a cute idea! I have not little girls to make this for, not fair

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  17. What a cute shirt for the holiday! love it!

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  18. This is so cute! I love the design you picked out!

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  19. Aww! This looks so cute and adorable. Love it!

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  20. That is a very cute idea.. I am sure my daughter would love doing this.

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  21. Awwww! That is so sweet! I am glad your iron -on worked well.I have had some that do and some that don't.

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  22. What a super cute idea, makes a nice accent to a plain shirt!

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  23. This is adorable. I wish I had the stuff on hand to do this. It would make a great snowed in project with the kids.

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  24. I haven't done anything like this before, but think they look so cute. Of course I'd have to do super hero shirts or something like that for my boys! ;)

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  25. That is so super cute! Thanks for sharing the how to!

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  26. I wish I was crafty! Would love to work on projects like this!

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  27. I love the #10 design :-) . Cute and I wish I was that creative.

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  28. You have one lucky daughter! That shirt is too cute :)

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  29. That is pretty cool. I wonder how it would wash up though.

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  30. These are very pretty!! Great idea! They came out great and are a perfect activity to keep a few children busy for a small valentines party! Love it!

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