Monday, September 13, 2010

Grease stain? What grease stain?

One morning, I went to put on my favorite, comfy, orange t-shirt and was dismayed to find a grease stain on it. I had to go through all the stages of grief before I could accept that my shirt was ruined. I don't even know how that grease stain got there!
But I couldn't accept that one little stain would end the relationship between me and my shirt. No way!
So, I bought a $0.99 cent foam stamp from the craft store and pulled out a jar of white fabric paint that I already had on hand.
Then I stamped right over Mr. Nasty Grease Stain.
And stamped some more.
And some more.

I stamped until I was happy with what I had. After it dried, I set the paint with a hot iron and it was ready to wear.

My shirt and I lived Happily Ever After.


Andrea Moberly said...

that's such a great idea! I'm totally stealing that next time grease stains a shirt!

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Kristina P. said...

That is such a creative way to deal with this!

Laura said...

Really cute, and what a clever idea!

Happy Knitting! said...

You can also use baby powder to soak up a grease stain. Just cover it, pretty thick, with baby powder and pat it in. Let it set overnight, or longer, and then wash as you normally would. Works like a charm in my house!

Caroline said...

2 words...LOVE IT!!!

Mimi said...

Awesome Christina, I love the result!
You could sell those craft products with your real life projects :)

Cami said...

Wow, what a great idea. I actually just ruined a shirt that this would be a perfect cover up for. I might have to give it a try.

Nikki said...

Somehow this shirt seems even more you with the white branches than it would be plain. I love the ingenuity and the joy with which you create.