A couple weeks ago a friend told me about a consignment shop near my home. I had no clue it was there and am so thrilled to have found it. The shop is setup in an old house. The downstairs is all regular priced consignment clothing but upstairs is the sale priced items. This is the place I naturally gravitate towards. I love finding a deal. My thought is to pay next to nothing and put some money into making it fit how I want. I also enjoy finding old sweaters for felting, cool prints or other odd finds. This time I happened to find a set of 4 hand doily pillow covers for $3.50 total. How can you beat that!!! I will admit they sat in my bedroom as I dreamed about what to do with the fabric...after all I have 4. My first project with the material was to transform a stained shirt I have that I couldn't bare to get ride of. I love the transformation...it's a completely different shirt for next to nothing.
newspaper or other paper for in between shirt
foam stencil brush
I needed to separate the doily from the base of the sham. I was so excited when the fabrics separated right away. Now I have loads of muslin to use for other projects.
- 1. Place newspaper inside a pre-washed shirt so the paint won't bleed through
2. Figure out the placement of the doily.
3. Coat the back of your doily with a thin layer of glue stick.
4. Press the doily onto the shirt, sticky side down.
5. Pour fabric paint into a shallow dish.
6.Using a foam stencil brush, dab fabric paint all over the lacy part of the doily. Don't overload the brush, and tap it straight up and down onto the shirt.
- 7. Carefully peel the doily from the shirt.
8. Let the paint dry. Set the paint according to the manufacturer's instructions.
9. Enjoy your new transformed shirt.