THE DAILY PROJECT: HOW TO FRAME A T-SHIRT

So I am really into this idea of blogging about super simple projects that I do. I think last time I called it a mini project. But today I’m trying something new for you Harry Potter fans out there! I decided to call this segment The Daily Project…you know like The Daily Prophet (I know, if you are a Potter fan then that required no explanation and you might even be offended that I spelled it out for you…LOL!). Well let me know what you think! Do you approve?  Anywho, this week The Daily Project brings you; how to frame a t-shirt. Enjoy!

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1. Find a cute graphic tee

I got this one on sale at Forever 21 for $1.50!

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2. Grab a frame

I got this one at Acts Thrift Store for under $2.00 I think…I can’t remember, it’s been a while.

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3. Find a piece of cardboard to trace the frame

First I traced the inside of the frame, then took a ruler and added a quarter of an inch boarder around the original trace so I could place the cardboard in the frame properly.

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3. Get to cutting!

An exacto knife would have made this so much easier, but my little hands suffered through it with scissors.

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4.  Lay the t-shirt on top of the cardboard

Origionally I stuck the cardboard inside the shirt but the I discovered something magical…

 

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5. Flip it upside down

I realized that I could probably save the whole shirt, in case I ever want to wear it! I mean the likelihood of that happening is slim, but you never know! I mean what if you did this with your favorite t-shirt? Wouldn’t you want that option?

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6. Place the shirt/cardboard in the frame

This might feel a little tricky at first, but don’t worry, it will all work out.

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7. Pull the edges of the shirt taut

Make sure to peak at the other side when doing this, to make sure that the shirt is smoothed out. When it looks right, grab some packing tape and tape down the residual shirt (super ghetto style but it worked for me!).

 

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7.  Hang that puppy up

For now I just hung it up in my closet, but I plan to put it on some shelves that I am going to hang in my bedroom soon. This pic of my closet is kinda sad…lol! I think it’s time to show it some TLC.

Love Cheria

 

4 Comments

  • Mom
    January 17, 2014 - 9:51 AM | Permalink

    Che,
    I am diggin’ all these little creative ideas. It reminds me of the old “safety pin” flip flop days in Duarte.

    • lovecheria
      January 17, 2014 - 10:54 AM | Permalink

      HAHAHAHAHA!! I forgot about those! Man we loved those! I thought I was so cool!

  • February 3, 2014 - 4:39 PM | Permalink

    Hi Cheria!

    1. Congrats on the blog! I just took some time to look at it and you’re well on your way. It’s a lot of work huh?!!

    2. I love this post – what a great idea!!

    3. I don’t know how I missed your comment to this pin (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/97882991875306782/), but THANK YOU!!! I’m back to blogging and couldn’t be happier. Life is in a much better place, and I’m happy to be back to blogging. Thank you for the support!

    Enjoy and take care!!

    • lovecheria
      February 8, 2014 - 6:42 PM | Permalink

      You are too sweet Jessica! Thanks so much for taking the time to write me! I am so happy to hear that life is in a better place and i am thrilled that you will be blogging again! It really is a ton of work and when life throws you a curve ball (both good and bad) it can be the first thing to go…lol. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and thank you for your support :) XO!

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