. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Neon Striped Tee

June 3, 2012

DIY Neon Striped Tee

shirt: DIY  jeans: kohls  sandals: target  tree necklace: K.Jane

I was inspired by Sarah's post from the winthrop chronicles and made this shirt last week.  
(She has lots of sweet tutorials that I plan on trying this summer!) 

I've been wanting something neon and am so excited this shirt turned out.  
Since I already had the white tee at home, I only spent $3 on the spray paint.

All you need is a white t-shirt, painter's tape and spray paint. 
The spray paint I used said good for indoor or outdoor use, and was florescent yellow.


Use the painter's tape to mark off your stripes.  
I kind of wish I would have used smaller tape so my stripes were thicker, but this is what I had at home. 


I made my stripes smaller on top and bigger as they went down. 


Use some paper to block the top and bottom of the shirt.


Do a few coats of paint and let dry.
This was one of the faster projects I've done and I love how it turned out!


I've washed my shirt once and the color was still just as bright.   


I'm thinking I now need to make some onsies or kids' shirts using spray paint.
So many possibilities!

Hope you've had a great weekend!


39 comments:

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! Did you make me one?!?

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So easy and so cute :) It's amazing Katie!

<3Hima

Danielle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute!!! Love this! Your blog is adorable!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is SO cute, simple, and easy! Three of my favorite words! :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a fun idea! I love the way it turned out.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my gosh this is SOOOO COOL!!!!!

Bestie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE it - and looks easy enough!! may have to try this and make the kiddos a few too!

Kelsey Elizabeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is too cute! looks like jcrew-ish for less :) and i love your blog too!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're ridiculous :)
I saw the shirt and thought, "Oh, she bought a cute shirt for a great deal." Nope. You made it yourself.
I must admit that I'm loving this current neon trend. Pinning this!

Brooke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am totally doing this. It turned out great!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loveeeeeeee it!

Carly
www.Lipglossandcrayons.com

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this idea Katie! SO cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a cute idea! I'm not usually one that does DIY projects but this one is so easy that I may actually try it :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

omg, i love this! so neat!

it looks incredible!

loving your new blog look too :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great idea katie!

Alyson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this idea! How does it wash?

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute idea! Baby onsies for sure! I need to make one for my soon to be nephew!

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

High five in the DIY!!! It turned out great!!! I think I could actually handle this one! I am obsessed with all that is neon these days!!
xo,
Shanna

Fashion By Alicia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it!! Such a great top and a perfect DIY project.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That looks really good!Never would have guessed you didn't buy it from a store.

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i was just lamenting on how i have no neon in my wardrobe...perhaps i will have to do this!

Rolled Up Pretty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute idea! The green turned out so cute!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi from Mingle Monday! Very cute! I don't think I could pull off yellow, but I might try it with bright blue or pink spray paint.

Gabby Lynn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness! what a great idea, and yours turned out so amazing! Spray paint is a magical being!
xx
Here&Now

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun! I will have to show this to Katie. I am sure she would love to make one in Baylor colors!!

dana @ wonder forest said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

awesome idea and so easy!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie this is ADORABLE and such a great idea! Looks similar to the J Crew neon stripe T's in their spring collection. You go, girl! Hope you have a great week! :)

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Lily Garay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

GREAT IDEA!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

shut up!! since i suck at DIY, my first thought was not "i can so do this"....it was "katie needs to open an etsy shop"....juuust saying!

Elisabeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love how you made this!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ohhh, I have been itching to make one of these!! So simple, even I could handle it, haha. Yours turned out great!

Nicole Feliciano said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So crafty-chic. Yes, onesies are in order I think. Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle and have a great week. xoxo Nicole

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! I loved Sarah's shirt when I seen it too but haven't gotten a chance to try it yet. Your's turned out great! Have you seen her mega cute pink maxi dress she made? I need that in my wardrobe =)

Visiting from Ask Anna and now a new follower

Jayme and Mendi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh wow! This is the cutest DIY!! Love your t-shirt!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this idea! that is awesome that it doesn't fade or come off in the wash - I may have to make this!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an easy, yet cute DIY!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Um wow. That is the best idea ever. I love how the shirt turned out. It looks like you bought it as some cool boutique!

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an idea! I never ever thought of spray painting a shirt...but I sure love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!