painted apple tee

August 8, 2014

apple teePainted Apple Tee

Striped tee
Fabric paint (red & green)
Palette paper

Insert a piece of palette paper (or a plastic bag) in between the front and back of the tee and paint your design on. Allow your design to dry completely, and then with a scrap piece of fabric completely covering your painted design, iron the tee to heat set the design on.

apple teeapple teeapple tee apple teeapple teeWe got this striped shirt from Old Navy, and since going back to (home) school is just around the corner, we decided to paint an apple on it. Well, we also got the polkadot tank and couldn’t just stop at the apple (and Soul wanted her chance to paint too), so we made a strawberry on that one. The dots ended up perfect for that! True and Brave get to share the apple tee, and Soul and Glow share the strawberry one.

Here are the girls being silly and wearing their tees out in the wild (we went to the zoo)…

my girliesmy girliesmy girliesmy girliesmy girliesWe all get such a kick out of those animals masks, but I think the gorilla looks pretty freaky. True’s latest accessory is her “craft bag.” She has a container full of brads and some washi tape attached to outside of it, and inside it is filled with masking tape, scissors, stickers, markers, paper, you name the craft item, it’s probably in there. She brings that bag everywhere! Apparently, she takes her crafting seriously that she must even tote that stuff to the zoo. You never know when inspiration may strike!

on true: chambray top, drapey pants, and leopard sneakers, c/o old navy. bag, vintage from ms. tips. on brave: striped tee, denim skirt, and silver sandals, c/o old navy. on soul: swiss dot dress, c/o old navy. on glow: polkadot tee and skinny jeans, c/o old navy. sandals, vintage.

This post is in collaboration with Old Navy. I’m always thankful for the support you give me and the companies I choose to partner with! 


9 comments on “painted apple tee”

  • disappointed says:

    I always know when it is a sponsered post right away. They always seem so forced and thoughtless.


    • Rubyellen says:

      I appreciate your feedback!

    • Bree says:


      • Rubyellen says:

        I appreciate the honest feedback you both shared. To be honest, the post is something I would share even if it wasn’t sponsored because it was a fun craft for us to do together. It’s something we would do, sponsored or not. Obviously, you have different thoughts regarding it, so I would love some suggestions on how you think a sponsored post may be more natural, or how it may be better conducted? I’m totally open to learning from my readers too, so would love to hear your suggestions.

  • nikki says:

    such cute little outfits! and that craft bag is a trip!

  • Danica says:

    I love the strawberry one! This reminds me of of a t shirt I made in preschool.

  • Evoke says:

    This is a super cute idea for kids; I bet a watermelon would be cute too. Thank you for sharing this, a must try for sure.

  • gina says:

    fresh and fun! Love them and would wear them and the kids would make!

  • Roxy says:

    what a lovely idea to make these tees unique and cute!

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