Friday, 7 September 2012

Fathers Day Gift Idea

Coming up with a different idea each year for Fathers Day is not an easy task. While the older children usually create at least one thing at school, my two year old cutie needed something to make for his Daddy! I came across this quick, easy and fabulous looking gift idea from Hannah over at  Paint on the Ceiling and decided that this would be perfect.

What you'll need:
  • t-shirt (ours is from Target)
  • bleach cup/container for bleach
  • paintbrush
  • newspaper
  • protection for clothing and floor surfaces!
Choose a practical painting area that is well ventilated, as the bleach can be a tad smelly. I chose the floor for Eli and spread out a flannel backed plastic table cloth that appears whenever painting is to be done.

Get everything ready and then paint! Eli loved this and so did his Daddy!

This is our dedicated painting cup - clearly marked and always stored in a different place to the drinking cups!
A practice drawing before painting on the shirt.

Newspaper inside the shirt to prevent the bleach from seeping through to the back of the shirt. I tucked the sleeves underneath the newspaper so that only the front area to be painted was exposed.

Ready to start.
The bleach painting starting to appear.

The finished shirt!


  1. That looks great. Might have to try this one.

    1. Would make a great Christmas gift for grandparents!


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