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DIY Confetti Shirt



UPDATE! We have our winner! Congratulations to Jamie! Check your inbox for an email from me and you’ll be crafting your life away soon!

I’ve been wanting to try out potato stamping for awhile now, so when I saw the concept in the new Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids book that showed up in my mailbox for June’s 12 Months of Martha, I knew I had my project picked! The book is chock full of amazing projects to do with kids, and I can’t wait to try out a few of them with my nieces. But for this one, I was selfish and kept the goodness all for myself. So what does one party-obsessed girl create when she has potato stamps and a white t-shirt? A confetti stamped shirt of course! Great for casual birthday wear, and for summer in general if you ask me. And guess what!? You can get your confetti stamping on too (along with 174 other projects) by entering to win a copy of the book! Scroll to the bottom to find out how to enter to win!

DIY Confetti Shirt Tutorial

Sorry guys, I just can’t get enough confetti this month! Ok, I’m totally not sorry.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids Book Giveaway

Potatoes (Since I wanted a small stamp, I used fingerling potatoes.)
Sharp Knife (And something to cut on)
Fabric Paint
Paint Brushes (Optional)
Cardboard (To put inside your shirt while you stamp)

The potato stamping craft in the book offered two options: using the potato as the stamp itself, or cutting it into a shape with a cookie cutter! Both awesome. I modified the potato, free-handed to make my stamp.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids Book

I used one potato for each stamp. Try to get potatoes that are all somewhat similar in size, to make cutting easier. Cut each potato in half. Put the cut side down and trim the sides off of the potato, forming a rectangle shape on the cut side. (Note: Obviously if you are doing this project with children, make sure you or another adult does this step! We like keeping all little fingers and toes in tact around here.)

How To Make a Potato Stamp How To Make Potato Stamps

Potato Stamps How To Potato Stamp Tutorial

Repeat this with as many potatoes as you need, making sure to keep them all similar in size if you want a similar look to my shirt.

Easy Potato Stamp TutorialΒ Potato Stamping

Slip a piece of cardboard into your shirt while stamping. Now, there’s a few methods to getting the paint onto the stamp. As the book suggests, you can spread a thin layer of paint on a paper plate and dip the stamp right into it. This is probably best for the youngest children working on the project. For me, I liked using a paintbrush to paint a layer of paint on the stamp. This gave a very even confetti stamp each time. Whatever you choice, once your stamp is loaded up with a thin layer of paint, start with one color and stamp it all over your shirt as desired.

DIY Potato Stamping Confetti Potato Stamp

Once you have all your confetti in one color, move on to the second, third and so on, until you are happy with your confetti coverage. (Ha!) Let dry completely.

Confetti T-Shirt DIY How To Make a Confetti Shirt

And then get your dance on in your new schmancy shirt! Yes, I do in fact rock out to imaginary music during these shoots, as evidenced below…

DIY Confetti T-Shirt

The stamping was so easy, I have so many more projects up my sleeves now! Get. Ready.

Confetti Shirt DIY

All Photos by Studio DIY

Now, for the giveaway!!


To enter to win a copy of the Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids book:

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite craft to do as a kid was by Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. One winner will be selected at random and announced right here on Monday, July 1st.

BONUS ENTRY! For an extra entry, follow Studio DIY on Twitter and leave an additional comment here letting me know!

Limited to US readers only. One winner will be contacted via email and have one week to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This post is a part of the 12 Months of Martha program, all content and opinions are that of my own.


  • Lulubird6

    Omigosh! I was so so fascinated with making sun prints as a kid!

    • sharon

      as a child mom was too buzy for crafts, as a parent I made sure my children and grands do them all the time. fav? I once went to daughters class and taught them how to make coffee_filter flowers.. big hit !

      need coffee filters as many as you want to make -become flowers
      one box food coloring
      pipe cleaners
      open the filter lay it flat, add a drop of food coloring watch it spread. add a drop of water to spread color and bend add diff. colors or same allow to dry

      once colored and dry grab center of filter and hold squeeze flower together at center wrap pipe cleaner to form stem cut. adjust the length of clearners to form a pretty flower arangement

  • Lulubird6

    Now following you on twitter.

  • juni // hej juni

    I loved any reason to get my tiny kid hands smothered in glue! making paper crowns was probably my favorite πŸ™‚ the disney fan in me always made me want to be a princess hahaha.

  • juni // hej juni

    following on twitter (@juuunicorns)

  • Tiffany G.

    I LOVED making friendship bracelets and little wooden dolls when I was a kid.

  • Tiffany G.

    I’m a new twitter follower!

  • Brittni

    Love how this turned out Kelly. I always picture with balloons is your hand, FYI (and a bow of course). And look at that little scissors necklace. Cute.

  • Bridgette R

    My favorite craft was those yarn pictures you could make by pulling it through the little plastic mesh thing with the hook tool…I am going to have to figure out what the proper name was and if they still sell those!

  • Bridgette R

    twitter follower (@rutzyb)

  • Jessica Boling

    My favorite child hood crafts where those hook and loop pot holders. I would sit for hours and make up a bunch of those things. My parents and grandparents where extremely loving and kind and would always tell me my pot holders were beautiful and would be just as excited at receiving their twentieth as they were their first.

  • Jessica Boling

    I follow on twitter as @jecacreations

  • Melissa // thefauxmartha

    Now that I have a little one on the way, I’ve been wanting this book like mad. May even add it to my registry πŸ™‚ As a kid, all crafts had to include glitter. My mom was a saint!

  • Melissa // thefauxmartha

    And I follow you on twitter. It’s a no brainer πŸ™‚

  • kathleen

    One of my favorite crafts to make was snow globes for Christmas. I still love to make them for Christmas, which my sister, who has zero interest in making crafts, finds amusing.

  • gina

    Friendship bracelets!! Many nights were spent staying up makign things – so much fun!

    LOVE that confetti shirt!!!

  • Shannon

    My favorite was making crayon shaving art. we would get two pieces of wax paper and put crayon shavings between then iron the papers to each other so the wax and the crayon all melted together. Then you could cut it into any shape you wanted. They were so pretty!!

  • Brenna Kathleen

    I was in love with Sculpey clay. I would always attempt to make a little treasure box & lid or little teacups for my toys. Such fun memories and such a fun d.i.y. + giveaway!

  • Brenna Kathleen

    I’m following you on Twitter now, too! @brennabook

  • [email protected] Nook

    As a kid I loved making candles with melted crayons and dry flowers. Too much fun!

  • [email protected] Nook

    Already following on you twitter @Inspirationnook

  • Christy

    I loved making shrinky-dinks and friendship bracelets. And I would LOVE to win that book!

  • Annette

    I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but when i was younger i would spend my summers with my dad, so while my dad was at work my step mom would do crafts with us and my absolute favorite was cutting egg cartons and making them into caterpillars, i swear there were so many around the house one summer!

  • Annette

    Im already a follower on twitter πŸ˜‰

  • abby

    i used to love tie dying shirts!

  • Sarah Ilene

    OMG this is a-maze. I have been wanting to try out making my own t-shirt for a while and now I just have to do it! Your confetti design is so fun! That book looks like a must have folks.

  • Kayla

    I loved making homemade Christmas presents

  • Kayla

    I follow Studio DIY on Twitter

  • Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting

    YOU are incredibly talented. This is one of my favorite post.

  • Jamie

    Pet rocks! One of which still lives on my mother’s desk.

  • Jamie

    duh, I follow you πŸ˜›

  • Pat K

    I follow you and my favorite craft as a child was glueing pictures in a big book with my Grandma! Now as a grandmother myself I will be doing the same with my grandson. My daughter loves to craft yeah!

  • joyce

    loved paper mache projects and friendship bracelets growing up!!

  • joyce

    ps: followed on twitter! πŸ™‚ @jkltsang

  • Katrina S.

    Friendship bracelets!! I spent so many hours making them. πŸ™‚

  • Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel

    Growing up, I was at my grandmother’s house every day. She used to plan different craft projects to do with us. One that I will always remember is painting porcelain. She always had random porcelain objects for us to refinish!

  • Leslie

    This is *fabulous*…cannot wait to try it with my daughter!! Loved to water color paint as a kid πŸ™‚

  • Amanda M.

    favorite craft as a kid? drawing and painting with dad πŸ™‚

  • Amanda M.

    and of course I follow you on twitter (@muchoxoxo)

  • Jane Vardeman

    Yay! I love this!

  • Calli

    I loved painting, all kinds!

  • Aliza

    I loved making potholders with those hair tie things and a peg board. I must have made a thousand of those things, who knows where they are now!

  • Aliza

    Oh I also follow you on twitter! @alizabarnyo

  • Erin

    My favorite craft as a kid was to make candles that looked like scoops of icecream. Very messy, but satisfying. We figured it out on our own:) COmplete with cherrys:)

  • Gina

    I showed this around the daycare I work at and some of the teachers are going to do this with their kids for the 4th of July. Super cute!! I might just make one myself too. πŸ˜›

  • Sarah

    Like some of the others, I was all about friendship bracelets and potholders. My new thing is making stepping stones with my toddler though. A keepsake and a way to make a path around the garden.

  • ellis

    I would go from one obsession to the next, but I was particularly manic about making Ukrainian Easter Eggs for a few years.

  • caitlyn

    my sisters and I spent endless hours making items for our dollhouse out of sculpey clay – from mini hotdogs to baby bottles.

  • Lea Anna

    I always liked making friendship bracelets with my pals.

  • Kelly

    Painting is my go to activity, I could use some different ideas!

  • Megan

    My absolute favorite craft was to make beaded lizards with all types of beads. Glass, plastic, metal you name it! I made so many I regularly gave them to friends and family.

  • Tyler Lerch

    My favorite craft was painting my hand like a turkey and stamping it on a piece of paper or cardboard. Sometimes even my shirts! (My mother wasnt very happy when I did that haha!)

  • Nikki

    I remember learning to make friendship bracelets, and raiding my mom’s cross stitch embroidery floss. So much fun.

  • Nikki

    And I totally follow you on Twitter.;)

  • Shelley T.

    I liked making macaroni art the best and mud pies.

  • Mariah M.

    My favorite childhood craft activity was making Christmas tree ornaments! Glittery Christmas trees, clay snowmen, and hand painting ornaments!

  • Michelle

    I think anything that involved tissue paper. πŸ˜€

  • Amy Larkin

    I love finding tutorials that give me cheap options to spruce up plain items from my closet! I love love this. It’s adorable.

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