I was so smitten by these metallic foil tees that I saw at Zadig & Voltaire; I wanted one immediately.
But let’s get real–a tee shirt for $98? The “I’m a mom now and I’ll have to pay for another person to ‘find themselves’ at college” part of me balked. I became that annoying person you hear at every art festival–“I could do that.” I immediately spun visions of recreating them with fabric paint and a sponge.
That turned out to be a big ‘ole pile of Nope.
Thank goodness I tried this on Target t-shirts, which only set me back $12 each (their drape is great; I’d recommend getting one and then NOT painting it).
If you really have to have it, sometimes the real deal is the way to go.
Image courtesy Zadig & Voltaire.
Like everyone else and their brother, I have fallen hard for grommets. Grommets on bags, grommets on jackets, you name it–give me ALL THE GROMMETS.
My obsession reached its zenith in Paris when I saw (yet another) striped shirt, this one punched with grommets.
However, room in my suitcase was nearing an end (as was my shopping budget), so I decided to try my hand at recreating the look on a shirt I already owned.
I think it turned out pretty well!
DO try this at home, folks! All you’ll need is a grommet puncher (found at your local craft store) and the corresponding size grommets (I used 3/4″). Then punch away!
What do you think about my creation? Would you try this on something you own?