Wednesday

Feather Tee // DIY Inspiration

Stamping fabric is nothing new, but that doesn't mean the technique should be thrown on the back burner.  This project is less about stamping fabric, and more about revamping a plain long sleeve tee and making an easy, affordable, customized stamp. In total, my stamp only cost $.47! 

Some days you want to throw on a tee, a good pair of jeans, and comfy boots. As much as my comfort level loves this look, my fashion sense does not. Taking this long sleeve tee and giving it a pretty pattern gives it a more trendy look without sacrificing its comfort factor. Take a look below on how I created my feather stamp...
Supplies: Foam sheet, fabric paint, plain tee.
Pantry Supplies: Scissors, pen, test paper, hot glue gun.

Begin by drawing a feather on the foam sheet. I drew mine by hand, but if you're not confident in your drawing skills, simply Google feather silhouette or feather clip art.  // Once you've drawn the feather, cut it out, adding small slits to create texture to the feather. // With the remaining foam, cut it into small rectangles, slightly larger than the feather, and glue them in a stack with the feather glued on top. Test out your stamp on paper before moving onto the shirt. // Once you're satisfied with the stamp, start revamping your tee!

I finished off this look with a pretty necklace and my favorite jeans. This type of outfit is comfy enough for a photo shoot in the great outdoors, but nice enough for a coffee date with clients. Have you revamped any clothing with this technique? Leave a link! I'd love to see. 

// necklace is from Charming Charlie //

72 comments:

  1. LOVE this idea. definitely going to have to try it!

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  2. I'm totally trying this!! Thanks :o)

    Emma-lee <3

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  3. Great job Kinsey! i love it!
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  4. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    http://simplyshera.blogspot.com/

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  5. great idea, and love your necklace!

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  6. Thank you for this! I plan on spicing up some 'boring' long sleeves very soon, because for 47 cents, even someone who is in the middle of her pour twenties can do it! Your style is lovely.

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  7. Loving this DIY! Will try this one out.

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  8. I work at a craft store so I can get all of these supplies for a cheaper price! I love this idea, it's so simple but it makes the shirt look so fashionable and more expensive. You could make so many different stamp designs too. This would be cool for Halloween or Christmas designs.

    M.

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  9. Super cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  10. Pretty sweet idea! I have never seen this done before!

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  11. It looks so easy! Beautiful idea!

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  12. This is super cute! I really want to try something like this, definitely with a unique object/stamp. Yours is beautiful.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  13. I love this!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  14. It's so cute! I'd love to give it a try!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a GREAT ideas, i LOVEEE this!

    XO, Adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  16. thank you for this - definitely going to try it out. and by the way, you are too cute. xo

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  17. Incredible idea! I really love this and will try it soon! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  18. great diy! i'd love to try this.

    xthesimplethingsx.blogspot.com

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  19. Looks great! I'll definitely be doing some stamping! I really like the pattern you made with the feathers.

    Whiskey for Breakfast

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  20. feathers are my favorite! This is so perfect! I cant wait to try this!

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  21. I love this! The way you placed the feathers on your sweater is really cute.

    -Jess
    http://jessicas-wonderland.blogspot.com/

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  22. this is so cute! you always have the best diy ideas.

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  23. I adore this! It would make a great Christmas gift. It's happening!

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  24. cool idea! it looks great :)

    Kate

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  25. lovely! I used fabric stamping as the basis of one of my first DIYs ever & revamped some old placemats! http://alionheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-hand-stamped-placemats.html
    I love this method!

    #8o3
    Meghan
    alionheartblog.blogspot.com

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  26. im kind of obsessed with your blog

    francesca

    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  27. Great Diy. Want to try that one <3
    xo

    FRENCH CONNECTION AND DR. HAUSCHKA GIVEAWAY

    glamDevils

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  28. I love this, after the shirt, I'm moving on to stamping tote bags, notebooks, my dog (ok maybe not animals). Oh the possibilities...

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  29. that's an awesome idea, i'm going to try it out!
    xo, cheyenne

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  30. I just adore this idea! clever lady. cant wait to make some.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Some things are just too simple to not try. Love your feather and Necklace.
    http://www.randomthoughtsandfeelings1.blogspot.com

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  32. what a beautiful diy, looks lovely!
    xoxo

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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  33. yesss love feathers! thanks for sharing :)
    might just have to give it a try

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  34. love this! and love the blog girl, keep it up and can't wait to read more! :)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  35. i love how practical, yet trendy, all of your posts are!

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  36. So beautiful! Can't wait to try this.

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  37. I love this idea! I'm definitely trying this as soon as possible!

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  38. Amazing! xx
    themusingsofateenagemind.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. you always have the coolest diys...i love it! and such an amazing tip on how to create your own stamps! thanks Kinsey :)

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  40. thanks for sharing this! its awesome!

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  41. I love this idea! I'd probably mess it up though haha! x

    Oh, and this DIY is everywhere on my Pinterest feed! ^^ x

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  42. such a cute idea! I will definitely have to give it a try. I am a new follower. xx

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  43. what?! Totally looks like you bought this at some super fancy boutique. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. Love this so much... the feathers are very realistic! Did you remove some foam between each barb to achieve the look, or is it enough to cut a slit and the ink won't stamp there? Thanks for the awesome tutorial as always!

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  45. WoW! what a great blog. Just discovered you and am your newest follower. Hope you can visit my blog and follow if you like=D

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  46. You've totally changed my world with this. Just started following your blog recently, and I'm already reaping tangible rewards. Now I can continue to dress comfortably and not feel so plain! Seriously, game-changer!

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  47. Love this so much!! Can't go wrong with a feather print either!

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  48. You're so creative! I don't know where you come up with so many amazing ideas.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  49. If you're ever in Indy, I must take some pictures of you! You're a doll :)

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  50. WoW! It's awesome :) I like blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]

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  51. Such a beautiful top! I'm awful at DIY but this is just so gorgeous I might have to try it x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  52. I tried to make this because it's freaking adorable, but.. it looks awful XP So! I won't show anybody except my closet. I'll have to give it another try at some point (:

    xo, Clare

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  53. Love the idea! What sort of paint did you use to transfer it onto the shirt?

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  54. I have tried it and I think it worked out alright! Lots of people have asked me to make them one too haha. You can see it here: http://bodaciousthought.blogspot.be/2012/11/what-to-wear-to-family-dinner.html

    I have made lots of different stamps already :) Thank you for the inspiration! xo

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  55. oh i love this project. im going to try it!

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  56. I'm obsessed with feathers right now, and this is lovely! I can't wait to try it!

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