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DIY Graphic Tees

#imspeaking for the win! Wednesday is a big day for us in the U.S. It’s a fresh start to a new path forward, together, into a new tomorrow. This is not about politics… It is about establishing awesome role models for our children. With a Black woman as Vice President, our children will now be able to dream bigger and bolder, imagining that they can be anything they want to be.⁠

So with that said, what are you wearing tomorrow? Let’s rock our own sustainable graphic tees from preloved shirts we already own! Here’s a quick and easy DIY tutorial you and your kids will love. As an alternative, feel free to grab some markers, paint, felt pens, patches, you name it! There’s no right or wrong way to do this. It’s just awesome to get our kids upcycling and involved in meaningful conversation.⁠

🌎 Choose a tshirt you no longer use to #upcycle. Consider turning one inside out or backwards – doesn’t matter! ⁠

🌎 Pick up some printable heat transfer paper from your local craft or office supply store. ⁠

🌎 Create your own design using Word or Canva, or find a cool template on Etsy.⁠

🌎 Print your design, then place it where you want it to go on the t-shirt.⁠

🌎 Iron the transfer paper onto the shirt, applying light pressure all over, esp. to the corners. Don’t turn the setting up too high or fabric may burn! Always test first.⁠

🌎 Once it’s nice and sealed, peel the backing off your design and your shirt is ready to go! For extra creds, cut up the neckline, sleeves, or hem. Go grazy and add beads, glitter, anything!⁠

Check out this Youtube video to see how to print any text on a shirt in less than 5 min using electric iron or read this blog for design ideas!


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