Monday, 7 March 2011

DIY Fruit and Stripes Top

I haven't done a DIY post for a while now. Mainly because the creativity for such projects usually comes when I am feeling relaxed with a little time to spare. Unfortunately this hasn't been happening too much lately. But my latest project has made me realise how much I enjoy a bit of diy so hopefully will be doing some more soon.
This project was inspired by all the fruity fashions I have been spying lately (especially Prada) and the whole nautical and retro thing.

First I popped into the local charity shop to shop tops for a few pounds. This wasn't too difficult and I found just what I wanted immediately. Actually they needed to be made of cotton for the transfers to work and only one of them was, so I just kept the long sleeved one as it was.

Then I bought some t shirt transfer sheets from Wilkinsons. For those who don't have a Wilkinsons nearby., it is one of those shops where you can buy anything and everything. You can find them online here

I got my daughter to draw a picture of some cherries and colour them with her pens. She also went around the outline in black to make it stand out.

I scanned the picture onto the computer then edited it so I had lots of cherries in an a4 sheet area.I printed the cherries onto the transfer paper using the highest quality print settings.

I cut out the cherry transfers leaving a small border of White around the edge of the cherries. I applied the transfers to the t shirt using an iron according to the instructions.

That was how I made my fruity top. You could also use all sorts of other designs on a striker background including other fruit like bananas or watermelon.You could also use whatever you like really as long as it is bold and bright, flamingoes,cupcakes , flowers or butterflies. A great little top to wear with a pair of blue jeans.

Have a great week!
With warmest wishes

Ceri X


Leia said...

Very cool DIY fruity top!


Sherin said...

Great job on the DIY! I love stripes a lot, and love how you added a bot of fun to them with the cherries.

Couture said...

So cool! Love it!

WendyB said...

So cute! I LOVE cherries on clothes.

LyddieGal said...

what a cute DIY, the top looks great!

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Melissa said...

How adorable! It looks so cute on you and I love it with the necklaces. You did a great job! :)

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Laura Connell said...

Cool! I like the way you got your daughter involved, too. She'll see that you can create amazing fashions on a dime.