DIY Workout Top – Spray Paint
So, I have 5 of the same workout tank in different colors. I love them because they are lightweight and never shrink! Anyways, because all of them are plain, I wanted to add a little ‘pizazz’ to a few of them so…
I saw a can of spray paint in my garage. It was fluorescent pink! What? Why would I have fluorescent pink in my garage? Well, it’s from the workers that came and put our yard in last summer. They use bright-colored spray paint on the dirt to mark off all the lines underground. Sweet! Free spray paint!
I figured fluorescent paint will show up on mostly any color. So first, I made a stencil. I had 12×12 paper in my stash. I free-handed my own funky heart then cut it out of the paper.
Next, I took a garbage bag out of my pantry. I traced my heart stencil onto the bag, then cut out around the heart. Make sure to leave about a quarter of an inch around the actual tracing.
After this, I placed the heart paper on top of my garbage bag, the I duct-taped the edges so that no paint would get through. This becomes your stencil, it completely covers your shirt so that it won’t get over-spray on it!
Lay your shirt underneath your stencil, and lay those on top of your drop cloth, or in this case, a cardboard box, because I was unprepared. And yes, my garage floor now has pink over-spray. My husband is very pleased.
Here’s a little tip: Don’t spray too heavy!! In fact, the lighter the coat, the better it turns out. If you put down too thick of a coat, your heart will be hard and crunchy. A light spray will do.
Pull your stencil off and you’re good to go workout in your awesome new, heart shirt!
You can wash this shirt just like normal! As long as you wash it in cold, it should be just fine. I have washed this shirt about ten times now and I’ve had no problems!