Maybe it's the plethora of striped shirts that I've seen on blogs and in stores lately, but I've been wanting to DIY a colorful striped tee for a while. I like wearing stripes in the fall with a comfy cardigan, and the colors I choose work well I think for the cooler weather. The only thing I would change if I do this again is that I would use fabric paint instead of acrylic paint.
Step 1: Align the tape in stripes on your shirt. You can make the stripes as thick or as thin as you like. I started by taping only the front. (We'll get to the back later.)
Step 2: Put a piece of wood or cardboard inside the shirt, just in case the fabric is thin, and then start painting your stripes. I painted two of my stripes blue and the rest of them copper. You can paint whatever colors you like -- all of them pink or orange or you can paint the rainbow.
Step 3: Wait for it to dry. Acrylic paint dries really fast. I'm not sure how fast fabric paint dries.
Step 4: Tape the back. Since the tape from the front was folded over it was easy to line up the back.
Step 6: Then wear it!
Note: I would be very careful when washing this if you used acrylic paint. I would recommend only washing it in the sink with cold water and then hanging it to dry.
What do you think? Are you going to try this DIY?