Do you like to create your own DIY projects? I do but I haven’t found the time to start yet. Luckily Gaby from Piece of Make did. She has an amazing blog with hundreds of great DIY projects. It is all in Dutch but the pictures will tell you what to do (lets google translate). Gaby’s DIY is all about fruit stamping.

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A very summery DIY: Stamp your own clothes with fruit

Gaby uses an apple to stamp the shirts of her gorgeous girls. So what do you need for the fruit stamping DIY?

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  • One shirt
  • Paint for fabrics
  • An apple cut in half
  • Piece of plastic
  • Brush
  • Plate to mix your paint

How do you stamp a shirt with fruit? 

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First it’s important to place a piece of plastic in the shirt to prevent that the paint will get to the other side of your shirt. Mix the paint in your favorite color.

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Take your apple and paint the inner side of the apple. Before you try the apple on your shirt, it’s good to try it on a piece of paper to test it. When you are happy with that stamp, you can use it on your shirt. To get the best effect on your shirt you need paint the apple every time you stamp again.

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TIPS for fruit stamping from Gaby

* Do you want to have the real apple effect? Paint the twig as well.

* If you want to switch colors you have to take a new half apple.

* Let your shirt dry very well before you try it on.

* For other fruit stamping effects, try a lemon or the half of a pear for fruit stamping.

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Piece of Make! 

Do you like Gaby’s DIY project? We hope you do, because we are thinking about doing more DIY’s of Gaby on DesignClaud. Have a look at her website and her web shop with lots of products like the paint she used in this DIY.

Until next time, Claudia

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