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Paint A T-Shirt Bib For Valentines Day: Holiday Project Number 4

Updated on April 4, 2017
This Valentine's Day bib is designed on t-shirt fabric. A very absorbent creation, and a modern take on "It's just sugar-water!"
This Valentine's Day bib is designed on t-shirt fabric. A very absorbent creation, and a modern take on "It's just sugar-water!" | Source

A T-Shirt Bib Makes a Great Drool Cloth and is a Perfect Canvas for Painting a Valentine’s Design


❤ Including a bib in my Paint a Valentine’s Day T-Shirt series was an idea that hit me when I found these sweet t-shirt bibs for sale at Hobby Lobby.




The first three hubs in this series are about panting children’s t-shirts, but planning a design for this bib was another way to have some creative fun.

Getting these painted t-shirt projects in the mail early has enabled me to produce this series of hubs in time for you to think through a painted t-shirt project in time for the upcoming holiday.

Painted bibs opens up an entirely new avenue of fun projects to create and I hope to develop some intricate designs one day. In the meantime, maybe this one will be useful in soaking up some of the wet stuff babies offer their families.


It is now on its way to a baby girl who is on her way to being a technical whiz--not much choice in a modern household these days, is there?

Of course, since she’s my granddaughter she will do well in everything she does. You see, all she’ll have to do is ask and I will tell her how well she is doing! :)


FabricMate Dye Markers are a great product for painting on t-shirt fabric!
FabricMate Dye Markers are a great product for painting on t-shirt fabric! | Source
You can create a colorful design on t-shirt fabric for Valentine's Day!
You can create a colorful design on t-shirt fabric for Valentine's Day! | Source
A design like iDroollove.com can be your destination with FabricMate Dy Markers.
A design like iDroollove.com can be your destination with FabricMate Dy Markers. | Source

How to Paint a Valentine’s Day Bib


❤ FabricMate’s dye markers made this a super easy project. One of the nicest features of this product is that these dyes do not have to be heat set which is a good time saver when you are doing several shirts or bibs at once.

After you decide what design to use, wash and dry the bib. Do not use any kind of fabric softener and make sure the bib is completely dry. This bib’s t-shirt fabric is thick and doubled (it has two snap sizes) and it is nicely bound.

Lay the bib out on paper or cardboard to protect the surface of the table you will work at. I was able to use the dye pens lightly in layers and the dye did not bleed through to the back layer, but I would not count on that being the case every time.

Decide whether to draw your design on the bib or to work freehand. Begin drawing or painting your design in the center and work outward so your design is not lopsided.

I used a stiff junk mail envelope for my straight edge guide as I lettered the “iDrool love/heart.com” slogan. The curl-i-cues were also fun to do freehand, layering the colors and highlighting them with black. I enjoyed the result of the bright pink beside the red.

This baby bib is the fourth and last in my little series. Thanks for taking a look at it! You might like to check out the previous Paint-A-Valentine’s-Day T-Shirt projects linked in this hub before beginning your project.



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Paint Happy Bibs!
Paint Happy Bibs! | Source

❤ A Few Tips for this Valentine’s Day Project:


• Ideas can come from a wide range of sources, but remember, create an original design--don’t copy another artist’s work.

• Using a black marker to slightly outline small sections of your design can really make it pop. Black does the job like no other color.

• Paints and/or dyes should dry before adding colors unless you want unexpected blends of color.

• Designs can be done free hand, pre-drawn by hand, and even ironed on using transfer paper.

• Practice using the dye markers on an old t-shirt before beginning the project.

• Trust your creative instincts and have fun!

• Remember that this project isn’t just for Valentine’s Day--any holiday will do!

• Take pictures and make your own "How To" hub, then let me know so I can link it to one of my Valentine’s Day projects in this little series.


Make a Baby Bib to Paint!

Make Baby Bibs to Paint:


Simple sewing skills are all that's needed if you want to sew up your own baby bib projects. Be sure to take a look at the videos provided for ideas on styles and fabrics to use. Make your own baby bibs and paint unique designs on them for personalized gifts that will be delightful and useful!


Variety Keeps Creativity Interesting!

If you enjoy exploring creative activities you might like to check out more projects:

• Painting t-shirts could become an addictive project idea when it's this much fun.

• A classy denim handbag project made by recycling a denim skirt.

• This crocheted edge baby blanket makes a lovely gift.

• A fabric bag sewing project that is pretty enough be a gift bag, then to be used as a tote bag.

• An easy paper craft project for making place cards for special meals.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      Aw--thanks! Appreciate your visit and input very much!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Your granddaughter has the cutest bib ever thanks to your efforts. Am sure that many other people will be doing this same thing after reading your hub. So cute!!! Voted up and useful.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      L.L. Woodard:

      You are right, painting bibs would be a super baby shower activity. What a great idea. :) Thanks much for your input here!

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      L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Painting bibs could also be done at a baby shower...something a little more stimulating - and useful -- than regular baby shower games.

      Great ideas here; voted up and Shared.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Brett.Tesol:

      Thanks kindly! Painting these t-shirt bibs would be a great way to help kids welcome a new baby, actually. WIsh I'd thought of that when writing the hub! :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      A great idea. The new markers and paints for shirts makes being creative with fabrics so much easier, and a great project for the kids to join in with!

      Thanks for SHARING, up and useful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Om Paramapoonya:

      Thanks bunches. This project could indeed make a special gift and if you design one I hope we get to see it!

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      How cute! My friend is having a baby soon. A hand painted bib might be a lovely little gift for her. :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      KimberlyLake:

      So glad you enjoyed this project. Iappreciate your visit, your input, and your sharing this with others! :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      randomcreative:

      Thanks kindly! These are quickies, but I have some involved designs rolling around my head now that I have experience with these FabricMate Dye Markers.

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      Your project is so cute and your instructions are clear. I think there may be lots of babies running around with these bibs. Socially shared on FB and twitter.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Your t-shirt designs are all so simple but so beautiful!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      homesteadbound:

      You are welcome! Thanks bunches for checking it out and letting me know you like the idea. Hope we will see your project!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      DonnaCosmato:

      You can do it, no doubt! Thanks much for stopping in--appreciate the input on this little project.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      nityanandagaurang:

      Thank you kindly! So glad you dropped by to take a look at this project and that you let me know you enjoyed seeing it.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I just love this idea. It is so cute. I am going to have to go find a lucky baby to create one of these for. Thanks for SHARING!

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Yes, this is definitely a creative project that I would not only love to try, but I feel confident I could do it quite successfully by following your easy directions! I love the slogan you created; nice job!

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very innovative hub RTalloni.you have very beautifully described that how to paint t-shirt bib