Learn how to make this easy t-shirt art with shirts your family has out grown or find sentimental. Fun summer project with kids to create a gallery wall for their room.
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Looking for a fun project to do with kids. This is a great way to use those shirts your kids or grandkids have outgrown but can’t quite part with just yet. It’s a little secret for helping someone get rid of sentimental clutter.
I like easy projects that don’t take a long time to complete especially with kids! This is easy enough not to loose their attention. Plus this one is a great way to be sustainable. Looking for more fabric projects to do with kids check out how I made sachet hearts with some scrape fabric.
Dylan had just cleared out his closet so we had a bag full of T-shirts to choose from. Clearing out our home is something we strive to do often. I told him to pick out about 4 shirts for this art wall and I would see which ones looked best. No surprise to me he stuck with exactly what represents him most!
I had already bought the canvas because I like to have them on hand.
I laid the T-shirt out with the canvas inside of it so I could see exactly how I wanted the finished art to look. Then I took a bar of white soap to mark on the fabric where I needed to cut. I learned this little soap trick in a sewing class I took years ago. Super easy because it will wipe off with a damp cloth.
This is the perfect place to have your kids help or do it themselves if they are old enough.
Once I had the T-shirt cut to size I plugged in my hot glue gun! AND just glued it down to the back of the canvas. You know glue is hot so watch those little hands helping you.
Just like that, Easy T-shirt Art!
I love how this makes a fun and personal addition to the art wall. Choosing the colors to match your decor may or may not matter to you but it is something to think about.
Gallery walls can be as neat and tidy or full and busy as you would like.
Not just for kids!
This would be a great project idea for any sports fan too no matter the age. Game room or man cave would be the perfect place to add a custom t-shirt canvas wall.
We added our canvas shirt project to the hall leading into our sons room. We created this gallery with a large skateboard poster, a drum head, and framed art he drew in art class at school.
Do you have other great ideas for T-shirts?
I would love to hear them! Share in the comments!