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Make a pretty flower T-shirt for May Day

May Day is May 1 and it is a celebration of the arrival of spring. Celebrate the arrival of warm weather and fun time spent outdoors with a cute DIY flower T-shirt that can be worn all summer long.

Painted flower t-shirt supplies


  • Plain T-shirt
  • Adhesive vinyl or contact paper
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric paint
  • Pencil


1. Draw the flowers

Flower t-shirt step 1

Use your marker to draw the flower shapes on the adhesive vinyl.

2. Apply the flowers

Flower shirt step 2

Cut out the flower shapes, then peel off the backing and stick them to the front of the shirt.

3. Paint the shirt

Flower t-shirt step 3

Dip the pencil eraser into some fabric paint, then use it like a stamp to dab small dots all around the flower stickers. Tip: Before you start painting, slide a piece of cardboard between the two layers of the shirt so that the paint doesn’t bleed.

4. Let it dry

Flower t-shirt step 4

After you have painted around all of the flowers with different colors of fabric paint, let the paint dry completely.

5. Remove the stickers

Flower t-shirt tutorial

Once the paint is dry, peel away the vinyl stickers and your new flower T-shirt is ready to wear.

More spring craft ideas

DIY flower crowns
May Day crafts for kids
Fun spring and summer crafts for kids

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