Scribble Shirts

Our Saturday morning was full of scribbles.  Inspired by Aesthetic Nest’s scribble shirt tutorial, Becca and I decided that we would make her a unique, personalized shirt for her upcoming birthday.  And, of course, we couldn’t leave Caleb out.

So we gathered all our tools:

  • T-shirts
  • Freezer paper
  • Fabric markers (we used Tulip Fabric markers from Michael’s.  I found a huge pack on clearance- score!)
  • Iron

I printed out a B and C using the Berlin Sans FB font at 550 which had a nostalgic bubble-letter feel for me.  I also printed a 6 in the smaller size of 400 so we could do it superscript like an exponent.  After tracing on the dull side and cutting, I ended up with a great template for them to color.  Ironing it on the shirt left no gaps so the letter’s edges would be precise.  Then, came the fun part… coloring!

                                    Bec1   carebear1

Becca wanted a rainbow of colors so she was a bit more precise with her coloring.  Caleb just went for it, making sure the only colors he used were blue. I didn’t even think to put a layer of paper or cardboard between the front and back of the shirt, and I should have.  Caleb did dots on his and some leaked through.


The freezer paper did a great job of keeping the colors off the shirt, and it was so easy to peel off that the kids actually did it.

The kids loved the end result! I wish I had placed the letters a bit higher, but I’m happy if they’re happy.

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All in all, it only took about half an hour for the whole project.

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