Designing T-Shirts with River Island

Header image for the design a t-shirt competition with river island with two t-shirts crafted by my girls.

Now let’s be honest, I love the idea of crafts. But crafts with kids? Hmmm…. But when I was asked to be involved with River Island’s design a t-shirt competition I thought I would embrace the chaos and glitter!!

On a lazy Sunday afternoon Little Miss and I took over the front room and laid out our white t-shirts from the River Island girls section and discussed what we were going to do.

Craft supplies for the River Island design a t shirt competition. Includes stickers, pva glue, glitter... Lots of glitter

We browsed through the crafts stuff we had on offer – pva glue, pipe cleaners, Pom poms and of course GLITTER! What do you think Little Miss was most excited to use? Yes the GLITTER!

My eldest busy applying of glue to the White t shirts ready for glitter

First of all I gave her the pva glue pot to splatter all over the white t-shirt. She loved making all the splats and went – in her words – crazy!  (She’s been watching too many YouTube videos).

After she’s finished with the glue she took hold of the glitter and proceeded to dribble it over the glue. To be fair she was very tidy with it.

Lots of lots of glitter!!!

Whilst she did that I took some of sequins and made my own little mini design…. can you guess who it is? Ok it’s meant to be Dizzy the egg from the gaming series.

My favourite pieces - sequins arranged to look like Dizzy from the computer game. And a fox animal sticker next to the River Island tag

I then made their initials out of pipe cleaners to decorate the shirts. Then Little Miss proceeded to use the animal stickers all over the shirts.

So here’s the end results. It’s safe to say we won’t win the competition but we had great fun designing them. Our style is chaotic glitter!

Final designs of the two t-shirts

What do you think to our designs? Have we got a future in design?

(This is being entered into the River Island competition. The t-shirts and craft supplies were given to us for the purpose of this competition)


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