I am in a Halloween mood and made an easy DIY painted candy corn toddler shirt.
Halloween is right around the corner and I am getting so excited! Are you? You know how I love to dress up Landon in trendy toddler fashion . I occasionally make DIY clothes to go with something he already has. So this week I decided to make a DIY painted candy corn t-shirt to complete his toddler Halloween outfit.
I got the idea after I received I received a pair of cute Halloween pants from Little Bear Bottoms that had candy corn mixed in the fabric print. I looked around a bit, but didn’t find a candy corn shirt that I fell in love with. That’s when I decided to DIY my own.
You will be surprised how easy it is to make this candy corn shirt. You don’t really need any painting or drawing skills. An extra bonus is that the items needed for this tutorial are extremely budget friendly. I also made a video to help those who like to watch a DIY tutorial better. You can find it at the bottom of this post. Let’s get right into this DIY tutorial.
Supplies you need:
1 black t-shirt- I grabbed mine from Walmart. The basic toddler shirts run less than $3
Clear adhesive shelf liner from the Dollar Tree
Sponge brushes for each paint color
Marker or pen to draw your pattern with
something hard to put under your shirt so the paint won’t bleed through ( I used a small cutting board, you can use a foam board)
Whatever surface you picked up to put under your t-shirt so the paint does not bleed through goes between the layers of the shirt.
Using your marker or pen, draw a candy corn shape template, triangle with rounded corners, on the clear shelf liner paper and cut it out.
Place the template on the shirt making sure it is centered.
Start painting each color of the candy corn on the shirt in a horizontal motion using the sponge brush for each color. First yellow, in the middle orange, and at the tip use the white paint. Blending the colors as you go.
Let the shirt sit to allow the paint to dry. I allowed mine to dry for about 2 hours.
When dry to the touch, remove the template. If there are any spots where the paint went under the template, fix them with a little more paint.
Allow the shirt to dry overnight and remove the board from between the layers.
Some say to toss painted shirts in the dryer for about 20 min to set the paint, but I have never had any issues with painted shirts.
The template will not give you a crisp edge on your candy corn after painted. To me this gives it a perfect imperfect look.
I have read that if you put wax paper in between the layers of the shirt to help stop the paint from bleeding through badly.
I pulled up a picture of a candy corn on my phone to make sure I had the colors in the correct order.
Do you think you can make this easy DIY painted candy corn t-shirt?