When thinking of how I wanted to make this shirt, I wanted it to be a really simple project. I’ve seen similar shirts with the moons printing on it, which looked great, but I wanted an easier (and cheap!) way to create it. This project turned out to be even more simple than I imagined! It took about 30 mins and only a few steps. I’m thinking next time I’ll use a white tank with black moons. Enjoy!

Supplies: Black tank top, white and grey fabric paint, adhesive foam sheet.

Pantry Supplies: scissors, sponge paint brush, ink pen, cup for tracing.

Begin by tracing lines of circles onto the foam sheet. I used the rim of a cup, but you can use anything with a round base, depending on how big you want the moons to be. I suggest three circles across, filling the width of the foam. Next, draw and cut out a moon chart. You can find a template by simply googling “moon phases” and clicking “images”. Next, lay the tank top flat and place a piece of cardboard inside the tank top so that the paint doesn’t soak through. Remove the back of the foam template, place it onto the front of the tank top, and firmly press it down, securing it in place. With a sponge paint brush, apply shades of white and grey throughout the moons, giving it a splotchy look. Once it dries, remove the foam piece. I wanted four rows of moons, but the foam only had enough room for three rows. So for the last row, I removed the foam, cut off the top row, and turned it upside down so that the bottom row of moons would be going the opposite way like an actual moon chart. 

Hand wash it and let it air dry. 

Posted by Sincerely, Kinsey 

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