Saturday, October 27, 2012

DIY Creeping Spider T-shirt

It's confession time and after seeing how popular Halloween is, year after year, with the crafting world, I almost hate to say it out loud.  I'm not a big fan of Halloween.  There, I said it.  It's really not that I'm a lame, no fun kinda girl.  I'm a former Elementary school teacher for Pete's sake.  I find standing up in front of 30+ children and singing or acting flamboyant while reading children's books aloud is fun.  I do enjoy watching the children dress up and I'm all for decorating the house.  The thing is . . . I don't really enjoy dressing myself up.  Don't get me wrong.  I do, every year.  But I have to admit, it's for my children.  Because who wants their child to think their mom's a no fun lame-o.

diy creeping spider shirt

So, if you're like me (I know you're out there.  I can't be the only one?  Right?) here's a way to get around the whole costume thing, without being the boring parent who won't join in the fun.


I give you, the creeping spider shirt. Supporting the holiday without having to break out the face paint or a crazy hat. I actually made this one a few years ago when I was newly pregnant with K and not feeling at all like squeezing my constantly sick self into a costume.


And it takes no time at all to make.  Simply grab a white t-shirt, copy a nice spider graphic over and over again to cover a Word document, insert printable fabric paper into your copier and print.


Once the ink has dried, cut those bad boys into the arrangement of your desire and pin onto your t-shirt in a creepy, crawly pattern and applique onto the shirt.

creeping spider shirt

It's as simple as that.  A subtle, creep out that allows you to support the holiday without going all out.  It also make a great last minute costume, just in case you've forgotten (in the whirlwind that is organizing and/or sewing your children's costumes) to think of something for yourself.

And who knows, it may really startle someone to see all of those spiders creeping up your body.



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5 comments:

  1. I'm with you. This is a great idea. I'm going to file it for future! We are actually attending a Halloween party this year *wince* I was grumbling away while sewing Waldo and Wenda hats last night- but really this has also been really low commitment!

    Rachel

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  2. See, I'm the same way. I just don't like creepy, crawling whatevers! In fact, I had to scroll past your shirt photos and the other 5 blogs with creepy spider stuff on them to even comment! haha!

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  3. i love this shirt!! i usually really love halloween and can't wait to get the decorations out and get the sewing done but this year i am not feeling it. i know it is the pregnancy and that i will hopefully get all into it next year. But i haven't felt like dressing up the last couple of years either, i think i might be getting older and crabbier LOL!

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  4. This is adorable! It's so simple, but it's really cute if you don't want to do the whole costume thing.

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  5. So fun! I love how simple it was to make too :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Happy Halloween!

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