Personalized Funny Christmas Shirts

Personalized Funny Christmas Shirts

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 30th 2020

Dress up this season in a t-shirt filled with humor and SoSoft® Fabric Paint.


    • tracing paper
    • liner brush
    • wooden board
    • small flat brush
    • medium flat brush
    • masking tape
    • color pencil
    • white shirt



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Pick two white, long- or short-sleeved t-shirts or sweatshirts. Place a wooden board or t-shirt form inside the shirts. Tape the sleeves back and tape the neck and bottom down to keep the fabric from moving.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. "Meowy Christmas" cat shirt: Print out the patterns for the image: Cat 1 pattern, cat 2 pattern, cat 3 pattern, and cat 4 pattern. Fit together and use tracing and transfer paper and a light color pencil to trace and transfer. (Or draw on.) Plan the placement of the stencils and trace inside the letters so you know where to lay the stencil again when it is time to paint.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. With a small flat brush and using a pouncing motion, paint the stenciled words and all other green areas with Christmas Green. (We used the Sophisticated Stencils on a Ring for the lettering.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint all yellow areas with Cadmium Yellow Hue. Pull the Christmas Green paint of the pupil into the Cadmium Yellow Hue. (This adds a nice iris look to the eyes.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. With a flat brush, paint all red areas with Santa Red.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the inside of the ears and the nose with Bright Coral.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a liner brush, outline the cat with Indian Turquoise. Use the same color to personalize shirt with a greeting or a name. Allow to dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint the white areas of the cat with Clear Ice (Glitter).
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Paint the Santa Red areas with Red Twinkle (Glitter).
    18. Instruction #9
    19. For the Christmas Green areas, paint on Sea Aqua (Glitter).
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Paint the Cadmium Yellow Hue areas with Gold Glitz (Glitter).
    22. Instruction #11
    23. For the "Oh Deer" shirt, print out the patterns for image; deer 1 pattern, deer 2 pattern, deer 3 pattern, and deer 4 pattern. Fit together and use tracing paper or draw on with a light color pencil. Plan the placement of the stencils and trace inside the letters so you know where to lay the stencil again when it is time to paint. Using a flat brush, paint the brown areas with Golden Brown.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Paint the red areas (the scarf, nose, and lights) with Santa Red.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Paint the yellow areas with Cadmium Yellow Hue.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Paint the green areas and the stenciled words with Christmas Green.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Paint the words on the scarf with Christmas Green using a liner brush.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Paint the string for the lights with Christmas Green.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Paint the iris and lights with Indian Turquoise. Using a liner brush, paint the eyelashes, mouth, and line inside the ear with Lamp Black.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Paint the deer's fur with Clear Ice (Glitter).
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Paint the scarf and red lights with Red Twinkle (Glitter).
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Paint the Indian Turquoise and Christmas Green areas with Sea Aqua (Glitter).
    42. Instruction #21
    43. Finish the deer shirt off by adding Gold Glitz (Glitter) to the Golden Brown areas as highlights.
    44. Instruction #22
    45. Add any other personal touches to bring out your personality.
    46. Instruction #23
    47. Make colorful, corny shirts for the whole family or share with friends. It's fun to be punny.
    48. Instruction #24


    Cat 1 Pattern
    Cat 2 Pattern
    Cat 3 Pattern
    Cat 4 Pattern
    Deer 1 Pattern
    Deer 2 Pattern
    Deer 3 Pattern
    Deer 4 Pattern