Revamping and makeovers are always fun.
One Sunday afternoon, while my daughter was cleaning up her wardrobe (oh yes, she HAS TO do it once every two weeks!), she discarded a bunch of her clothes saying – few are worn out, some do not fit anymore and rest are plain boring.
I agreed to size issues or wearing off, but boring??
I looked at her so-called ‘boring’ lot and realized that those clothes were in perfect condition. Just that most of them were plain T-shirts, leggings, pants etc. which my little one did not find exciting enough to wear anymore.
And so, I decided to revamp the plain garments by adding some colour to them.
After already trying my hand in fabric painting and participating in the #FevicrylKalaStar Contest, I was feeling confident about pulling it off. My fabric painted sling bag turned out to look great indeed! Want to have a look at it? Watch it here.
Moving onto the T-shirt, I was looking for some paint brushes to get started but couldn’t find them. To which my daughter said, “Mamma, I have the paints, but I forgot all the brushes in school after the drawing period got over on Friday.”
Uh-oh! I was not ready to wait for her to bring the brushes back from school on Monday. That’s when I remembered a DIY video I saw some time back, in which they used handmade stamps to do block printing – no brushes were required!
So, there I was. All set with the material to begin my fabric painting project.
- Fevicryl Fabric Colours from a store near me
- One medium sized potato to make the block
- One of the old (boring!!) T-shirt
How I did it –
- Firstly, I made a block for colouring by carving out a simple triangle in the potato.
- Then I dipped the triangular block in white and orange Fabric Colours and created a simple pattern by stamping technique.
- Voila! Within minutes the plain T-shirt turned bright and colourful.
It was so simple and easy-peasy. Just a few stamps using the vibrant and free-flowing fabric colours and my daughter’s T-shirt looked completely new!
I loved the result and am planning to transform the rest of my daughter’s ‘boring’ clothes with these Fevicryl Fabric colours.
And yes, do vote for my entry for the #FevicrylKalaStars Contest and share it with your friends!
I am going to submit this as my second entry for the contest.
There will be 100 winners who can win exciting prizes worth Rs. 1,50,000!
The contest is on till October 5 so you too can participate. All you need to do is:
- Use the newly launched Fevicryl Fabric Colours only to paint on a fabric of your choice.
- It could be clothes, bedsheets, curtains, pillow covers, bags etc.
- Click a photo/video of your creation and submit it on the Hobby Ideas India website.
- Want more information on the contest? Read the FAQs and rules of participation on the website.