Tutorial: Painted Baby Bib
I can't tell you how many times my kids have asked me to make a t-shirt at the last minute. Something with a team name for field day, a gift for a friend, etc. I actually keep a stash of t-shirts from Dollar Tree in my craft room, and I've developed a quick, inexpensive method for neatly putting text on fabric.
For this example, I'll show you how I quickly made a bib. I actually used this idea for a baby shower I just threw. We had a bib decorating table, and I set out stamps (like I did here), stickers, and paint.
- Stickers, on hand
- Washi tape or masking tape, on hand or $1
- Bib, $1 and up
- Paint, on hand
Total: $1 and up
Step one: Use stickers to write the message on the bib. I used different sticker sets to vary the text. Press the stickers onto the fabric firmly.
Step two: Use washi tape to frame the text.
Step three: Paint inside the washi tape frame. I like to use a pouncer or foam brush to dab the paint on, so I don't push paint under the sticker. I used fabric paint for baby gifts, like this bib, because they are softer, but any permanent paint will work.
Step four: Once the paint has dried, remove the tape and stickers to show your message!
I've used this technique on t-shirts, like this baby shirt I made for my youngest son.
I've also made shirts for my older boys, using larger stickers. This would be a quick, fun way to embellish pillows, placemats, or any other fabric item you want to add text to. So go ahead and make that Nickelback jean jacket you've always wanted!Full disclosure policy.