Is there someone special in your life that has a special or favorite T-Shirt? Has that favorite T-Shirt seen better days, but will never be donated and sits in a drawer? Is there a memento from an event or concert that you don’t necessarily want to wear, but love? Then I have a solution for you!
My son has the rare privilege of playing college football. Now mind you it’s lower level competitively, but his program has tailgating and a fan base that competes with the big schools! When attending his first ever college game, they handed out T-Shirts and I thought hmmmm how can I use that in the man cave?
The whole theme and color palette was around his football team colors of navy and white, so this was a major Mom score! If you haven’t seen the Man Cave Reveal post, CLICK HERE.
Framing a T-Shirt
This was one of the easiest and fastest projects I’ve ever completed. Truly, I made up this process. I LOVE (and so does my son) how the framed shirt looks hanging on the wall.
There may be a better method but this one was pretty fool proof!
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A few things to consider:
- The shirt I framed was a large, however I measured the front and back design to determine the frame size.
- I ended up ordering a custom frame that was 18 inches square, to get both the look I wanted and frame ends that were removable.
- Any frame or frame size could be used depending on how much of the actual shirt you want framed vs. just framing the “artwork”.
- Favorite T-Shirt
- NEW or Dress Maker Shears
- Double Sided Tape
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Frame – Here is the one I used 18 x 18 Inch Silver Satin Metal Frame
Sorry, these are not the prettiest pictures because I knocked out this project after dinner one night and decided to photograph it JUST IN CASE it turned out 🙂
The T-Shirt I wanted to frame had two sides so I did two frames and hung them side by side. Sorry for the reflection from the window.
Remove the bottom rail of the metal frame, by unscrewing the two screws in the corners and pulling out the v-brackets. Work to keep everything together, for easier replacement when you put it back together.
Pull out the foam core and glass/acrylic.
Place strips of double-sided tape on corners, sides and middle of foam core.
Lay T-Shirt on tape over foam core and center the design or place it the way you desire.
You will need to pull and stretch to make it smooth before cutting. Add extra tape underneath the shirt on the foam to secure all edges.
Use shears to very carefully trim the edges of the T-Shirt to fit the foam core.
If there is a vinyl cover on the acrylic, remove before placing the foam core with the T-Shirt back into the frame.
Re-attach bottom rail of the frame reusing the v-bracket and screws.
Attach any picture hangers. I measured down 4 1/2 inches on each side to make them the same on left and right.
Attach picture wire and hang on the wall to ENJOY!
Some fun T-Shirt Ideas! Don’t just think sports 🙂
Pin-It for Later!
Show Them You Love Them
My son thought this was SO cool and I hope that the people in your life love that you thought to do something special for them too 🙂