DIY_Tartan Skull Tee

HoliDIY 1 Today I am kicking off a fun little project, my Holi-DIY series! I am planning to do a DIY every day during this holiday season until I head back to school. These projects will range from fashion pieces to things you can create as gifts for someone. I hope you enjoy! Let's get started with the first project, a tartan print skull tee!


This tee is similar to one I made over the summer out of lace, see it here! That shirt has been one of the staples in my closet, and one of the first things I throw on if I don't know what to wear. I like this version because who doesn't love a tartan print and it's also pretty festive for the holidays too!


Here's what you will need. I picked up a new kind of fabric glue today called Fabric Fusions and it worked really well! Also, you can find both the base tee and the plaid fabric at a thrift store. For the plaid, just find a flannel in a print that you like!


First cut out a large rectangle from the back of the flannel shirt.


Fold the tartan fabric in half lengthwise and lay it on top of the shirt. Doing this helps you to get an idea of how long your skull should be. Place a dot on the plaid fabric at the top and bottom of the skull's head. Next draw a curve to mimic a head shape connecting the two dots. You can look at my marker sketch to get an idea. Don't worry about drawing on the fabric, you can just glue this side facing down to the shirt later.


Cut out the head shape. Next, sketch on two large eye holes and an upside down heart for nose with your marker.


Cut out your eye and nose shapes. You can also cut out teeth if you wish like I did on my lace skull tee DIY, but for this shirt, I decided to pass on cutting teeth so more of the plaid would show. Lay the final plaid skull onto your tee and position where you would like. Finally, lift up the edges of the skull and apply glue to the edges, continuing around the entire perimeter of the skull and also the eye and nose holes.


I am really loving this tee and am going to wear it out today (check for an outfit of the day later)! Thanks for reading!

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