DIY Pineapple T-shirt

May 20, 2016


Good Friday everyone,

Today, instead of doing my usual Fashion Friday outfit post, I thought I would combine Fashion Friday with a cute inexpensive DIY pineapple t-shirt project.

DIY Pineapple T-Shirt

Along with just about everyone else, I’ve become obsessed with pineapples.  Pineapple decor, pineapple bags, pineapple jewelry and clothing. So, I thought it would be fun to make my own pineapple t-shirt.  This project is super easy and a lot of fun.

So, lets get started! Here is a list of supplies that you will need:

  • T-shirt
  • Free pineapple clipart from the web
  • Iron-on paper (Transfermations iron on for dark colors)
  • Glue on jewels (clear & multi-colored)
  • Crystal bond adhesive (Tulip)
  • Scissors
  • Iron
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I purchased this cute light turquoise blue t-shirt from Walmart.  I thought the yellow of the pineapple would pop off the turquoise color.  It was also great that the t-shirt only cost $2.00.  I wasn’t sure how this would turn out so I wanted to make sure my shirt was inexpensive.  I bought all of the other supplies (except for the iron-on paper, iron & scissors) from my local Michaels craft store and used a 50% off coupon.

Once I had my shirt, I started looking for free pineapple clipart.  I personally wanted a simple design and was pleased when I found this cute pineapple.  I printed it onto iron-on paper and magnified the size to 110%.  I didn’t want the pineapple too big or too small, so 110% was just right.  After you print out your design, you will need to cut out the pineapple making sure you don’t leave any white edges.  I used a small pair of scissors to cut out the leaf portion.

When you have your pineapple cut out then you can lay out your design on to the t-shirt.  Once you have it placed where you want it, you can start ironing the pineapple on to the shirt.  This is where you need to follow the directions of the Transfermations design & iron-on paper.

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Laying out the design before ironing.


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Pineapple ironed on.

At this point you could stop here and start wearing your awesome new pineapple shirt, however, I thought it needed a little extra bling.  So, I added some jewels to give it a three dimensional look.  This part is a little time consuming because you need to lay the jewels out first to make sure it’s the way you like it.  Then you need to apply each jewel one at a time.  Here’s a tip with the glue, you don’t need a lot otherwise it will spill out around the jewel.  I would use a toothpick to help with clean up if some glue seeped out around a jewel. Also, a pair of tweezers helps with placing the jewels where you want them. Once the jewels are glued down, let it dry over night.

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Placement of the jewels.

Here is a few pictures of the finished project.

DIY Pineapple T-Shirt

DIY Pineapple T-shirt


I love how it turned out!  The colors are bright and cheery and it was super easy to do.  All together I spent less than an hour making this t-shirt.  I really love how easy it was to make a cute shirt with the iron on paper from Michaels.  I’m already thinking about making another shirt with a different design.

The total cost of this project was $15.00.  The iron-on paper was given to me but you can purchase it at Michaels.  A Transfermations iron-on ten sheet count costs $17.99 and a 3 count is $9.49.  Always use a coupon which will help keep the price down.

I hope my instructions were easy to follow and feel free to leave me any questions or comments you may have.

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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