Painted Bunny T-shirt

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$0 or Free
30 Minutes
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My daughter loves have holiday themed T-shirts and accessories…and I love making them for her. With a simple tee, some fabric paint, a FREE bunny template, and one sweet pom pom make this adorable t-shirt great for Easter or all Spring.


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You Will Need...

  • -Blank T-Shirt (from target, Michaels, etc.)
  • -Fabric Paint: I used DecoArt SoSoft in Tangerine and Bright Coral
  • -Pouncers or brush for paint
  • -Craft knife and cutting mat
  • -Freezer paper
  • -FREE Bunny template (On the blog post)
  • -Cardboard or freezer paper for creating the stencil
  • -1 medium (or large) white pompom
  • -Glue or needle and thread for the pom pom
  • -Painters Tape or masking tape (if you want it striped)
  • -Iron/ironing board (for setting the paint)
  • -Extra cardboard to put in between the t-shirt so the paint does not bleed through to the back

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Print out the bunny template/transfer to cardboard (like a cereal box) and cut out to make a stencil
    OR Print out the template; Tape it to a cutting mat; Tape a sheet of freezer paper over the bunny (shiny side down); Cut the bunny out (with a craft knife), creating a stencil with the freezer paper.

  • Step 2

    Heat the iron to cotton setting.
    Center the stencil on the t-shirt (shiny side down).
    Place a clean lightweight cloth over the stencil.
    Press/Iron the stencil to the shirt.

  • Step 3

    Use the masking/blue tape to create stripes on the bunny (leave the freezer paper on the shirt). Paint the bright coral in the stripes.

  • Step 4

    After the paint is completely dry, remove the tape and freezer paper stencil.

  • Step 5

    Now you have a super cute and customizable bunny T for Easter and Spring!

  • Step 6

    Place a piece of cardboard (I use cereal boxes all the time) in the t-shirt (this protects the back of the shirt from painting bleeding through). Use the Tangerine paint and color the bunny all over. Let dry thoroughly.

  • Step 7

    Add any detail you like. We used a large white pom pom and sewed is on for a tail (you can glue it too) or add a cute little bow to the bunny ear!

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