For my second post today, I'd like to feature a patriotic t-shirt I found for $2.
The moment I picked it up, I knew this would be my 4th of July shirt. But it had this really odd Uncle Sam/Santa Clause mash-up face on it.
|HoHoHo! Merry Independence Day!|
|"I want YOU..."|
So first, I cut the stitches and removed the stars.
|Not on this star-spangled banner.|
Then I piece by piece removed the Santa beard, and the rest of the face.
|Removing the stitches|
|Looks a little more like Uncle Sam|
I was glad to find out that the colors underneath the iron-on decals weren't discolored or faded.
Once I had it all removed, I washed it to shrink the holes from the previous stitches.
I thought about keeping it plain, but realized with the lack of red, it no longer was identifiably patriotic, so I decided to add some pizazz .....STARS!!
I sometimes keep things like buttons from old clothes to recycle them into my projects. I had a whole host of metal studs which I arranged in a star-shaped pattern.
Then I glued each one down carefully in place with fabric glue.
And that was it!
Paired with some red accessories, my patriotic shirt went from holiday-confused...
|Before: Uncle Sam/Santa Shirt|
...to totally Independence Day ready!
|After: Stars and Stripes Forever!|
Until next time, blessings.