I love the funky look of faux necklaces on shirts. I've seen these around on various blogs and in various stores (I just saw some last night at Wally World) and I think they are so cute!
Here's what I did to make these. Easy peasy, I promise!
supplies: shirt, Velveteen fabric paint, pins/pens/anything round to dip in the paint, rhinestone setter and rhinestones, scrap fabric, sewing basics (iron, sewing machine, etc.)
1.) Iron shirt in half length-wise so you can see where the middle of the shirt is.
2.) Put a piece of cardstock or cardboard in between the front and back of shirt so the paint won't bleed through.
3.) Use the head of a pin to make the small "beads". Dip the tip in the paint and then dot it on the shirt. Do this over and over till your skinny necklace is done. Make sure to use your ironed line as a reference to the middle of the shirt.
4.) Use the back of a pen/pencil/foam paintbrush to make the larger beads on the neclace. Dipping the end in the paint, then press it to the shirt. Continue this until the neclace is done. Make as many faux necklaces as you want on your shirt.
5.) Let dry several hours.
6.) Follow the directions on the paint bottle to make the Velveteen paint puff up.
7.) If you have a Rhinestone Setter, you can add a little bling to a few of the larger "beads".
8.) Make some sort of fabric flower to sit at the shoulder of the shirt and where the necklaces all meet together. Sew in place and you're done!
If you try out this tutorial, I would LOVE to see
your finished shirts!