DIY Valentine’s MimiCuteLIPS Shirt

Hey Cuties,

Valentine’s Day is approaching along with a three-day weekend and I know y’all are making plans. Beyoncé  has you all hype, so book your reservations at Red Lobster as soon as possible. We will celebrate your love on top mid-November.  If you have need something to wear, then The Style Medic and I have you covered. We are sharing DIY shirts you can rock to celebrate love; any way you like it.

Now let me tell you how to make your own. You know its MimiCuteLips month so it was only right that I do a DIY Lip Shirt tutorial, however you can apply this technique to the design of your choice.

DIY Lip Shirt 1

Materials: Shirt, Stencil, Fabric Paint, Paint brush, sponge, pencil & cutters.

You can put this on the shirt of your choice, you could even do it on a denim jacket or bag. Stencil: I used my Cricut Machine to make my cut out; using the Indie Art cartridge. You can print out an image you like and use an x-acto knife to cut the image out.  If you can draw you can free hand an image or letters.

DIY Lip Shirt 2

Put your stencil in place

I’ve got my stencil in place and I used washi tape to secure it to my sweater. You can use the tape of your choice, just make sure it keeps your image in place. Place a piece of cardboard inside of your shirt; this will keep you from getting paint on the back side of your shirt.

DIY Lip Shirt 3

Trace your image

I traced my image using a fine tip sharpie, pencil probably would have been better.

DIY Lip Shirt 4

Capture the details

I placed part of my cut out back on my image so I could capture the details of the lips. It would still be cute without them.

DIY Lip Shirt 5

My template is ready…

I’ve traced everything and now my template is set.

DIY Lip Shirt 6

Paint anyone…

I used fabric paint and I just went with a red. They didn’t have my perfect pink so this was the next best thing.  I cut out my stencil on paper and sticky vinyl decal. I used the sticky parts to fill in my lip. This way I could just pain and I didn’t have to be extra careful around the details of the lip.

DIY Lip Shirt 9

Paint complete…

I wanted a true red so I painted it once, let it try then painted a second layer of paint. It is perfect!

DIY Lip Shirt 10

Stickers removed…

I freaking love, love, love, love it.  So I had to put it on and work it.

DIY Lip Shirt 7

Shout to Babe for snapping pics…

Tutorial DIY Heart Shirt

Because lips and hearts go hand and hand. Click HERE for heart tutorial.

Tutorial of DIY Lip Shirt

Would you or have you made your own clothes?  Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.





DIY Lip Shirt

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Angelic Sinova

    How cool is this?! I LOVE fun DIY crafts like this. I’ll definitely have to try this out for myself. I really LOVE how it turned out <3

  2. Alli

    This is too cute! I’ve done t-shirts in the past, but they were never this pretty. I love how you gave the step-by-step process. It’s just the right touch for Valentine’s Day.

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  4. Nay

    This is so creative !! Thank you for sharing

  5. T. Espinoza

    I love it! It’s so on brand for you. Also, yours looks waaaay easier than mine but I stay doing the most LOL. But where did you get that sweatshirt? Cuz I likes it and I wants it.

  6. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

    Oh, that is super cute! I would’ve just used HTV, but I love the handpainted look! Great job!

  7. Tori Gabriel

    Oh my God! I love it! I love the fact it’s DIY. What a great way of having a truly unique item of clothing! I’m not brave enough to try this though.

  8. Stacie

    Oh, I love this! What a cute idea for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

  9. Jelli

    This shirt is so cute and I’d have never guessed you made it yourself! What a fun way to get crafty. Thanks for showing me how easy it can be to personalize my shirts!

  10. MJ

    Oh this is super cute. I love it and it’s definitely a love on top look. LOL

  11. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    That shirt looks so cute! What a clever craft! There are so many possibilities on customizing this shirt!

  12. Liz Mays

    Wow, this looks awesome! Great job! I’m going to show this to my daughter!

  13. Heather lawrence

    Now this is a cool idea! Snagging this for my daughter… the hearts would be totally fun to make with her!

  14. Amanda

    I never would have thought that it was so incredibly easy to make such an adorable graphic tee. Looking absolutely fabulous for Valentine’s Day.

  15. coolchillmom

    That came out pretty cool! Thanks for the inspiration. I can see myself doing a whole bunch of these

  16. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    Ooh I love this!!! You’re so creative!!


  17. Rebecca Swenor

    I love this idea of the DIY lip shirts or any design for that matter. This is a great tutor and I am indeed going to be doing this idea for this Valentines day weekend. Thanks for sharing the tutor.

  18. Holly

    Perfect for your brand. You always have cool DIYs.

  19. Up Run for Life

    This is a cool idea. I might have to try to make some fun t-shirts.

  20. Jamila

    I love DIYs, very cute.

  21. Jaime Nicole

    What a cute shirt! You are such an artist! I’m afraid mine would NOT come out looking as pretty as yours!

  22. Terri Beavers

    That is just too cute. I’d love to make something like this to wear for Valentine’s Day. Not sure it would look this good though, lol.

  23. Kiwi

    This is so you Mimi! I love it and look easy to make it you have a little time…too cute! You should make bunch of these!

  24. Nicole

    This is such a cool idea! I’ve never been crafty, but would love to try something like this after seeing your results!

  25. Jeanine

    This is so super cute. What a fabulous idea. I’d never think to do something like this and it doesn’t look too difficult even for me!

  26. Carin Kilby Clark

    What a cool idea… I wish I had the patience to do DIY projects… Madi is the creative one though, she’ll love this!

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  28. Ariel

    I’ve never done this before but its super cute! I might give this a try for my birthday next week.

  29. Christine @MomsNCharge

    Oh y’all cute ‘n stuff! I love this hoodie/lip factor going on. But wayment…my invite to this DIY partay must’ve got lost in the mail. lol

  30. Valerie robinson

    Omg that is so creative and cute! Wonderful as usual!!

  31. Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out

    Your shirt turned out really well. I would’ve assumed you bought it like that had I not seen the tutorial.

  32. KEisha

    I need to try and do one with my 8-bit glasses. Thanks for the tut.

  33. Kara

    Love this shirt!!! I’ve been wanting a Cricut and added to my wishlist since I’m a DIY kinda chick too. Great job Mimi

  34. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    What a beautiful DIY Lip shirt! You did an awesome job! That lip print really popped! Can’t believe it’s easy to do too!

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