Friday, June 7, 2019

The Donut Shirt

*Reposting in honor of National Donut Day 2019!
Hello Readers. Everyone loves donuts, right? I haven't had a real donut in years. I had to stop eating wheat about 5 years ago. I miss it but I had allergies and I am healthier without it. One thing that I really miss is a real true donut. In the U.S., National Donut Day was June 2, and I have been thinking about donuts ever since. When I saw a donut shirt on Pinterest and I decided to make my own. You can check the original DIY post here.

I started with a basic white button down shirt that my mom handed-down to me. (Thanks Mom!) I wrapped plastic around the shirt so the body of the shirt was protected in case I got messy with my paint.

I got my stash of acrylic paint and started painting two coats of light brown around the bottom of the collar. That is the cake of the donut. I rounded the front at the tips of the collar because donuts are round. (At least they were last time I had one.) I let it dry over night.

I added some pink paint as the icing of the donut. I added a second coat of paint later to make the color really strong. I let that dry over night too.

When the pink was dry, I added some little sprinkles. Yes, that is a safety pin. It worked well as a sprinkle maker.

I wanted a little something to go with my donut shirt and I decided to make a donut bangle bracelet. I used this large green bracelet. I painted over the bracelet with white paint and let it dry. I wanted to cover the green color. Once I had a neutral base color, I started the same process of painting the light brown and pink that I used on the collar. 

Here is the bracelet up close. I painted it inside and out in case the inside showed while I was wearing it.

I made this shirt for fun, but I wanted to keep it from looking overdone and silly. It really was fun to wear.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.
 And go have a donut, if you can.
***Year End update-This is still a winner in my book. So are donuts.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Definitely looks fun! Do you have to have special 'fabric' paint, or can you use any acrylic paint? Also, can you wash it OK without it coming off? Thanks, Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Hazel,
I used basic acrylic paint and painted it heavily on the fabric.
It can fade a little in the wash a little so I paint it on thick.
It doesn't come out when it is washed.
Hope that helps.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Thank you, yes it does help! Have a great weekend! x

Rian said...

Oh, that’s way cute! I have been gluten free for about five years also.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Rian,
I think I am better off without the gluten, but I miss it sometimes. Don't you?