Saturday, May 22, 2010

Faux Jewelry - a quick tutorial

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! 





35 comments:

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Lynette,
These are so much fun!! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous tutorial...I'll be featuring tonight!

Regan Rothery said...

Love it, love it! My daughter will flip her lid to have this. This is definitely something we will make! I'll be sure to send pics.

xoxo,
Regan

Two Beautiful Girls Mommy said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE these!! My girls would want to wear them everyday. I would have never thought they were so simple to make! They are so going on my to do list.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Um this is seriously amazing! Where did you find velvet paint?

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

These are great! I saw something similar on a different blog a while ago, but I like your directions better. I will be featuring these tomorrow at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

KJ said...

These are adorable! Well done!

The Oxford Family said...

These turned out adorable! If this little one pops out a girl I'll have to make a dozen of them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This is an awesome project, Lynette!!! :) Do you just do one side of the shirt and then open it up to do the other side? I am going to have to link to this project for sure. :)

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

These are so adorable!! Great job!

tomiannie said...

Totally cute! I'll be trying these soon!

Candy and Cake said...

Love, love, love! I have to make this for my daughter this weekend!!! Thanks SO much for the awesome tutorial!

Candace

Tami said...

I can't wait to get mine in my size!!

Disney said...

Oh, I loooove this! I need to get my hands on that paint!

Ashlee G. said...

I just finished mine. It was super easy! This is the first project I've ever done like this!! I went to my MIL's and she taught me how to make the flower! My neice is gonna love it!

De Javu Crafts said...

SO cute, i posted them on my blog, check it out dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

All8 said...

I blogged about planning to do this today, here's hoping it all works out. Our little girls will Love It! Thanks for the tutorial.

Linds said...

I've seen a few onesies like this but yours is my favorite! It snowed today where I am, so I'm staying inside and trying this one!

thefromm.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

these are so cute, I may have to make myself one while I'm at it....SO FUN!!

Bonnie said...

Amazing! I love them.

Shirley said...

I seriously thought those were "real" "faux" jewels at first glance. Too cute and easy- can't beat that combination !

tanya said...

Oh i just loved making this for my little girl! she is 2 in half, and she comes up to me, makes this (oh my goodness, how cute is that face) and says, Mamma, Cute! loved her reaction to that. so now im gonna make a whole bunch for her.Plus we have another baby girl joining us soon, so i will be sure to make her a few as well. Thanks so much for the how to and the what you need.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Those are adorable! That's what I need, because I never manage to find time to put a necklace on in the morning. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Jen said...

Lynette, thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. I didn't hesitate for a minute to make one. Come see mine over on my blog. Thanks again! http://dangerouslydomesticjen.blogspot.com/2010/05/nautical-necklace-t-shirt.html

Stephanie said...

I love this I almost bought my daughter a shirt from target, but it was $7 so I passed, I'm glad I did, this is so much bette looking!

Lanie said...

This project was featured at The Trendy Treehouse. Stop by for a button!

http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-feature-favorites-from-around.html

Karin said...

I LOVE this idea....So adorable!

Megan said...

darling! thanks for introducing me to velveteen paint! :)

my 9 yr old daughter is "sprucing" up some tees as we speak! we will share photos!

competitivemum said...

love this so much and want to make one but what is a rhinestone setter??? Im from London England and no-one seems to have one! thanks

Kristen said...

I just made one for my 7month old and im really excited about how it turned out!!! I dont have a gem setter so i used sparkly nail polish and put a dot on some of them!!! Thank you so so much!!!

Brit said...

I am in love with these, so I had to share on my blog:

http://www.esbechic.com/1/post/2010/08/faux-jewelry-onesies.html

Thanks!

Angie said...

Oh these are the cutest little things!!!! Thank you for sharing!

myoliveflower said...

Yes! Thank you for this awesome tutorial. I will be featuring it on my blog! This is so creative and adorable!

*alicia* said...

Love these. Here is a pic of the second set I made. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150364157408346&l=ba86006017 Thanks for the great idea :)

Crafting Rebellion said...

Featured on my site today :)

Evelyn Ibarra said...

I couldn't find the paint you used. I went to hobby lobby and michaels and neither store had it. So I used regular fabric paint. They still turned out great. :) Thanks