DIY No-Sew Monster T-Shirt

I love no-sew tee upgrades, and this monster t-shirt is right up my alley! I made it for M when he needed to wear a purple shirt because it was “purple day” in preschool, but he didn’t have one. I frantically scrambled for ideas until I came up with this fun tie-die/applique blend that’s super easy to do. It took a few minutes at a time out of a hectic day, and was a huge hit. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

As you can see from these photos this DIY monster t-shirt was an epic hit.

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

M had bragging rights – “My Mommy made it!!” and I also did just a little bit. And the coolest part was: it really did not take a lot of time (a commodity which I don’t  have.)

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

I did not do fancy ties for the tie die. I did not prepare dips or mixes or whatever-else-people-do-to-complicate life. I simply scrunched it up a bit and spray painted with fabric spray paint. That gave it a cool texture too – perfect for monsters!

 

 Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

I washed it right after I made it using cold water and nothing bled. I made this monster t-shirt on an old plain white t-shirt that was a bit ratty. It was a cold day so we did layer up with a long sleeved black tee underneath.

 

   Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

Pair this fun monster tee with some jeans or anything really. You can make it in any color of the rainbow, depending which “color of the week” you find yourself stuck on 😉

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

What you need to make a tie dye monster t-shirt for toddlers:

 

How to make an easy no-sew DIY monster shirt for kids:

 

1. Lay out your shirt in a cardboard box or on a protected surface.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

2. Scrunch it up in random spots.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

3. Spray away!

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

4. When you’re satisfied with your coverage, gently un-scrunch.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

5. Flip over on a clean bit of cardboard and repeat!

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

6. Hang your tie dyed shirt to dry.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

7. Cut out your felt parts! Start with a mouth shape as pictured.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

8. Cut out black circles for your eye(s). Go for an odd number to keep things SCARY!!

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

9. Trace and cut for the iris.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

10. Repeat with a white circle.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

11. Add a few triangles for teeth.

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

 

12. Glue it all together and you have a fun and not-so-scary monster shirt!

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 


 

Who will you make this monster t-shirt for? Comment below!

 

Make this quick and easy adorable DIY monster t-shirt! I love the purple tie die and it's a great DIY tee for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt monster shirt for kids is an awesome and easy shirt idea to try and a great way to upcycle an old stained tee.

 

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