Friday, April 20, 2012

Guest Post::: Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel

DIY Neon Yellow Striped T-shirt

Hey y’all! I’m Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel and I am super excited to share with you this ridiculously easy DIY. Neon is all the rage right now and what better way to support the trend than by wearing it?! If you have a plain white t-shirt lying around the house, than you can make this:

What you’ll need:::

plain white t-shirt
yellow fluorescent spray paint
blue painter’s tape

Take the cardboard and stuff it inside the shirt. This will make sure the paint doesn’t leak through to the back.

Using the tape, divide the bottom ¾ of the shirt into 7 strips. Place the tape about 1 inch apart.

Start spraying the shirt with short bursts of paint. Keep the can 10-12 inches away from the shirt so that the stripes are even.

Wait 30 minutes for the paint to dry and then peel off the tape and enjoy the newest and brightest addition to your closet!

Thanks so much Lexy for sharing this tutorial with us! I can't wait to try it myself on one of my white J.Crew shirts.

You can visit Lexy at her blog for more fun ideas!


  1. I am so excited to try this. A great weekend project.

  2. i will definitely try this one!!! YEY! :DDD

  3. I am liking this t-shirt tutorial - love the stripes :)

  4. I love this DIY! What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this one out.


  5. once you've made the shirt what kind of wash directions should i follow? never used spray paint on shirts before, should i was it by itself everytime? or just the first time?

    1. I washed and dried it with other colors in cold water. It worked just fine and it's still bright and colorful! If you are a little unsure, wash like normal and hang dry.

      Good luck! :)


    2. thanks for the tips :)

  6. I literally can not wait to try this. I've been hoping to add some color to my wardrobe, and this looks like the perfect way to do it! I bet it would e fun with multiple colors, too. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  7. how do you wash this?


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