Anchors seem to be all the rage these days.
Everywhere I look I see nautical-themed clothes, throws, cushions and home decor. I LOVE it! If you like anchors and nautical themed things, check out our free anchor printable. I framed it and put it on my summer mantle. It’s looks so perfect.
I decided that I also wanted an anchor shirt and knew that I happened to have everything I needed to make my very own. (because I’m a
craft hoarder!) So, I set to it. I just love the way it turned out.
DIY GLITTER ANCHOR SHIRT
What you need:
- a shirt
- freezer paper
- an iron
- a picture of an anchor
- exacto knife
- fabric glue
- fabric glitter
What you do:
- Print out a silhouette of an anchor. Place freezer paper over your template and cut it out.
- Iron your freezer paper anchor (shiny side down) onto your shirt.
- Paint the fabric glue onto your shirt. Don’t be shy. Follow the directions on your glue.
- Immediately while the glue is still very wet, sprinkle the glitter on it.
- Let it dry for s few hours and then peel the freezer paper off.
- Wha-laa. A new glitter-y shirt.
I love my new anchor shirt and it was so simple to make. I feel like a glittery sailor when I wear it.
Once you have the fabric glue and glitter you can make lots of things. I think I’m going to glitter up the bird’s school shoes later today! 🙂
Laurie Nykaza says
This looks so easy with your instructions! The kids love crafting and making special shirts is so much fun to give as gifts too.
I love anchors and glitter so this is PERFECT!
Angela P. says
this is a really cute idea… and it looks pretty simple.. i’d like to try this with different shapes. maybe a mickey mouse head silhouette (my kids are mickey and minnie crazy)?
Julie Marie Beane says
You could really do this with any design!
Peggy Johnson says
these would be cute to make for all the kids when we go to the beach
Rebecca Carter says
This momma is gunna be makin so cute shirts for myself!!!!
wendi watson says
i really would have to go out and buy an iron i dont think i have owned one in like 10 years
Priscilla S. says
Very cute and looks so easy. Great idea!
Farrah King says
Anchors are the in thing right now!!! This is a wonderful idea to have for a beach trip!
This is a nice DIY, I think I would pick a picture of something other than an anchor, but this is a great craft. Thank you for sharing this craft.
Stacy Harrington Calhoun says
i love this, but my husband is anti-glitter anything, so i will admire from afar
Looks simple enough to do in less than a few hours, and can do initials or club names, etc. I like the animated clip showing how easy it is to do.
sandy weinstein says
never been a glitter person, but good idea for kids
Kimberly Flickinger says
Neat idea! Thank you for posting!
Betty Baez says
Cool!!! I could try doing this with other templates! Thank you for the easy instructions!
Minta Boggs says
Love it!! I have done that with a gecko on my shorts before but I wished I would of glittered the gecko like you did with your shirt then I used fabric paint and painted the gecko.
Paula Morgan says
Great Idea!! I have been trying to come up with a novel idea for something I could make for my Niece. She is in the Coast Guard. This is a great idea, and I still have plenty of time before her birthday to be able to get it done!! Thank you for posting this!!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Love This Idea! The Glitter Really Gives It That Extra Bling.
Mary Beth Elderton says
Fun idea! I had almost forgotten about the freezer paper thing.
I like this easy idea. Does the glitter come off in the wash?
amanda whitley says
i love nautical…i want to try this!
Cheryl Reinhardt says
This would be fun to make…… my husband was in the Navy and loves anchors…..
Jasmine P says
Too cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial video!
RANDY FULGHAM says
VERY COOL LOOKING SHIRTS–HAPPY EASTER
We sure love glitter!
Itis Amy f Williamson says
Another save for later. Think I want to do this on a tote or clutch!
Lily Kwan says
This anchor shirt looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!