Furthering the debate on Team Edward vs. Team Jacob we decided to be big old dorks and make our own “Team” shirts.
They’re totally DIY and sew-free, for those of us who are domestically challenged.
Make them and wear them proudly…
Ok, Team Edward.
All you need is a shirt, some iron-on letters (one set plain, one set sparkly), an iron-on sparkly sheet, which I found at Michaels…but you can also get HERE, and a bleach pen.
Start with the bleach pen. Practice a few times on scrap paper, sometimes there are air bubbles, so just practice and get a smooth flow.
Put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so it doesn’t leak through to the other side and then write away!
After you have your design, let it sit. Mine sat for about 2 1/2 hours, but I know Kristan’s didn’t take as long. It really depends on how white you want the design. Less time produces a darker color, more time produces a more white color.
The first picture I just wrote it, the second it is after about 2 1 /2 hours (you can see it bleeds a bit) and the third is after I rinsed the bleach off with cold water and ran it through the laundry.
When you are done with your bleach pen, and your shirt is washed and dried you can iron on your letters.
The heart is made from the glitter sheets. These are fun because you can cut them into any shape you want. Follow the instructions on the sheet, by pulling off the clear top and then iron on using a towel in-between the shirt and the iron.
Then I ironed on the “Vampires Sparkle” following the instructions on the packages that they came in.
I used some more of the red glitter paper to make fang marks and blood.
Ok, Team Jacob (aka SMART PEOPLE)
This is super simple. All you need is a black t-shirt (I used a long sleeve Old Navy Tee), and a bleach pen.
If you want a super cute matching flower to clip on to the collar, you can find the tutorial and material list on THIS post I did last week. They’re super easy, really inexpensive, and can be worn on your shirt, clipped to a scarf or purse, or in your hair. I used red poly/satin, black mesh, and a glittery gunmetal fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby.
Using scissors or a rotary cutter, cut some slashes in your shirt. The idea is to make it look like you were attacked by a handsome wolf. And by attacked, I mean the good kind. Not the kind where you end up bloody with half of your face horribly disfigured.
If you use a rotary cutter, make sure you have a mat between the front and back of the shirt so you don’t cut through to the second layer.
Place a piece of cardboard between the shirt layers so the bleach doesn’t soak through. Then write your letters on with the bleach pen. I wrote mine all jaggedy and crooked because that’s how I think wolf would write it. You know, because it’s hard to hold a pen with furry paws.
Once the letters are the shade you want, rinse the bleach off in your sink with cold water. I left my bleach on for about 20 minutes. I didn’t want it totally white, I liked the orange-ey look.
Wear over a red tank top and clip your flower to the collar. And look really tough like a person who hangs out with wolves.
Regardless of your team, you can totally rock a cute shirt to the premier of Breaking Dawn!! Happy Twilight Week!!