Hey everyone! Today I'm here with something really fun and exciting...a DIY! I honestly love expressing my bookish love through anything possible, hence the overload of merchandise in my closet and my room. This is something I did awhile back that I got quite a lot of compliments on.
I first saw "conversation flannels" on jacvanek.com from the designer Jac Vanek who has AWESOME graphic tees and flannels. Here are some of the examples:
Actually adorable, but the prices aren't quite as nice (70-100 DOLLARS...eek). So as soon as I saw these I decided to make one myself.
Step 1) Acquire a comfy, large, worn-in flannel.
Maybe you have one in the back of your closet, or your dad does. I personally stopped at Goodwill and it took me literally two minutes to find a flannel that was satisfactory. Four dollars was the beautiful price I paid for the super-comfortable flannel. I was going to buy a flannel from this etsy store if I couldn't find one, so that's always an option.
Step 2) White fabric paint and some paintbrushes will be needed as well.
I would recommend not using the puffy fabric paint. Just actual fabric paint works great.
Step 3) FIND A QUOTE!
This is my favorite part! The flannel I made has a quote from the book Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Short, but meaningful.
Some of my other favorites are: "Words are life" - The Book Thief
"Wish with our hands"- I'll give you the sun
"I am no bird" - Jane Eyre
Step 4) Paint!
Put a piece of cardboard under your flannel and trace the words, following a general outline of the lines on your shirt. Just make sure to go over it once it's dry about 2 more times.
Trust me, it is so fun to wear around and to see who gets the reference :) And if no one does, it's like your little secret.
Thanks! Read on :)