Football Star Shirt

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


Is your child a budding football star? Maybe you have big football fans in your family? This shirt is an ideal gift and a really fun project for game day. Whether a fan or a player, your kids will love it!

What You Need:

t-shirt cardboard, enough to fill inside of shirt

football foam stamp

star shaped foam stamps, at least 1, we used 3 alphabet foam stamps

paint brush

Tulip glitter

gold paint

Tulip Extreme paint, Lunar Eclipse and Confetti

Blue fabric paint: brown, black, blue, light blue


acrylic paint in same colors and textile medium

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

Lay shirt flat on work surface. Insert cardboard inside the shirt. If you are using fabric paint, continue to the next step. If you don’t have fabric paint, textile medium can be added to acrylic paint to create the same effect. Mix together 1 part textile medium to 2 parts acrylic paint.


You can change the colors used for this shirt to match your favorite team colors. We used black and blue as they were the child’s favorite colors. There is no pattern for this shirt, use the photo as a guide. Using football stamp first, paint the stamp brown. Use a generous amount of paint, without it dripping off the stamp. Carefully press the stamp onto the shirt, starting at the lower left and curving upward toward the right armpit. You will need to reapply the paint for each football impression. Don’t press too hard, just enough pressure to be sure that all the paint goes onto the shirt. Carefully remove the stamp by lifting straight up into the air. Next, use the alphabet stamps to write the child’s name at the top. Place unpainted stamps in place. Once you have them positioned where you want them, begin painting and stamping with blue paint. Use blue paint and stamp the words “Football Star” underneath the footballs. Position the star stamps on the shirt. When you are happy with their position, paint and stamp. We did two black and two light blue. Use Tulip gold glitter paint (comes in a tube) to carefully outline the letters of the child’s name. Use glitter gold paint to outline one of the black stars as well. Use Tulip Confetti Blue to outline the other black star and Lunar Eclipse to outline the two blue stars. Allow to dry completely, overnight is best.

Caring for your shirt:

For the longest life of your design, we recommend washing inside out in cold water. Drying takes its toll on paint, so for the longest life, hang to dry.

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

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