Alex's Lemonade Stand T-shirt

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by Lauri Eaton, Courtesy of iLoveToCreate®

Alex's Lemonade Stand T-shirt

Since founder Alex held that first lemonade stand in 2000, the foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement for children with cancer. Show your support at your own lemonade stand by making a fun and easy-to-make T-shirt for all workers to wear and carry on her legacy of hope.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.
  • 2
    Wash shirt and leave damp.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic table cover. Lay out damp T-shirt flat on covered work surface.
  • 4
    Decide where you want the center of bulls eyes to be on the fabric. Pinch fabric and pull up in tube shape.
  • 5
    Place zip tie about 1” from the top, continue banding every 2-3” along length of fabric. Repeat for as many circles as desired.
  • 6
    Lay tied shirt on pastry cooling rack on covered work surface.
  • 7
    Mix Yellow dye according to package instructions and apply to tied shirt.
  • 8
    Cover shirt with plastic table cover and let set 6-8 hours.
  • 9
    To remove excess dye, rinse shirt under running water until water runs clear.
  • 10
    Wash and dry shirt as recommended in package instructions.
  • 11
    Iron a large piece of freezer paper to inside front of shirt, creating a stable painting surface.
  • 12
    Use chalk to sketch a rough circle and smiling face onto front of shirt.
  • 13
    Sketch abstract lemon segments inside tie-dye circle, around smiling face.
  • 14
    Use dimensional paints to draw over chalk design. Let dry.
  • 15
    Remove freezer paper from inside shirt.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie Dye Kit® Classic 104768706 Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Slick Blazin’ Blue 104550819 Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Slick Pink 104130895  Gildan® White 100% Cotton T-shirt
  • Disposable plastic table cover
  • Washer/Dryer Zip ties
  • Pastry cooling rack
  • Freezer paper
  • Iron
  • Chalk
  • Pencil
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