DIY Painted Pun Tee

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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will quickly see that I am a sucker for a really bad (good) pun. I am also guilty of ditching my cute clothes for a super soft tee shirt and PJ shorts the moment I finish dinner every night. So puns and baby soft tees, a match made in heaven, come together in this perfect “Some-bunny’s Sleepy” sleep top that I cannot (and will not) stop wearing!

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After being so successful in painting a really durable pillow case for my couch, I trusted the gold paint enough to take it to my clothes. Using large stickers and one of the comfiest tee shirts in the world from Uniqlo, I just simply stuck the stickers on, painted over them with gold fabric paint, and then peeled them off. EASIEST DIY EVER. I can guarantee a pretty much 100% success rate on this one.

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You can use this method to make any pun or cute phrase you want. These would make great gifts for bachelorette’s and Christmas too, so make sure to pin it for later if you aren’t dying to make one right away!

See below for the full tutorial.

DIY Painted Pun Tee


Washed and Dried Tee Shirt (mine is a men’s size small)
Metallic Gold Fabric Paint
Painters Tape or Masking Tape
Paint Brush
Large Letter Stickers


30 mins + 4 hours drying time



1. Take your tee shirt and lie it on a flat surface. Slide a piece of cardboard in between the fabric layers so that the paint does not seep through to the backside.

2. Place your stickers on to your tee shirt to spell out your phrase. I suggest starting from the middle of the word and working your way out to the ends to make sure the words are centered on the tee shirt. Then make a box around the phrase with painters tape or masking tape with the bottom of the box open.

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3. Using large brushstrokes, paint gold paint over all of the stickers inside the box in a diagonal motion. I added some variation in the thickness of the paint where the thickest paint is in the center near the letters and at the top of the box and the thinner layers of paint are on the bottom edge.

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4. Let the paint dry for four hours and then remove the stickers and tape. Make sure to wait 72 hours before washing the shirt again to allow the paint to cure.


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