It’s no secret that I’m not really a sports fan. I think I tried to be one for a while. I loved going to baseball games with my dad when I was a kid and I played volleyball and softball in high school. I was kinda into following basketball for a while in college and I can get into the World Series, but I’ve never in any way liked to watch football. Just not that interesting to me and I can’t get behind the over sexualization of women in the associated advertising along with the hyper masculine sport of bashing into one another to the point of major injury, but that rant is for another day.
My husband loves football.
We have tons of things in common, this is just one that we don’t. He hates theatre and I hate football. We’re even.
However, most of the country gathers around and watches this big game every year and I’m usually hanging out at the snack table if I even go. This year we were invited to a party with some close friends and I wanted to see them and enjoy some social time, so I decided to tag along. I needed something to wear that showed my support and team spirit… of snacks.
So, I whipped up this little t-shirt for the occasion.
I used my Cricut machine to cut out my stencil and then I used double-sided tape to adhere the stencil to the shirt.
Next, I used black fabric paint to fill in the stencil with a small paint brush dabbing at the edges so they wouldn’t bleed. Be sure to let the paint dry all the way before you try and remove the stencil. There are so many ways to do a stencil, but I was able to do this one with stuff I already had.
I’m not really ahead of the curve on this one. I’m owning it. The really good DIY bloggers make, photograph, edit, and post their projects in plenty of time for their readers to find their post, read it, and craft the project themselves all before certain universally celebrated days. Well, enter my Super Bowl post one month post said Super Bowl.
Well, it’s a good thing that this shirt can be applicable in all kinds of circumstances AND there will be another Super Bowl next year, so you have plenty of time to make your own in time for the big game of 2017.