Craft: Easy Football Shirt & Cheerleader Costume

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Craft up an easy football shirt or cheerleader costume for game day! This tutorial would also be great for a last minute, easy Halloween costume. No sewing skills necessary, the football shirt is made using a little fabric dye and Scotch® Expressions Glitter Tape. Add a pair of pom poms and a green tutu for a homemade cheerleader costume. After watching the cheerleaders preform at a local football game, my littlest was thrilled with this DIY costume! 


white shirt
brown liquid fabric dye
Scotch® Expressions White Glitter Tape
green tutu
pretend play pom poms
Scotch® Expressions Green & Gold Glitter Tape


Step 1: Head to the craft aisle at Walmart to pick up Scotch® Expressions Glitter Tape and other supplies! Glitter tape is a must have in my craft stash, it is so versatile and can be used for so many fun projects. It’s also a very functional supply to have on hand. I love Scotch™ Brand for all of my sticky tools that allow me to get hands on crafty!

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Step 2: Dye the white shirt using liquid fabric dye. Follow the directions on the package. If you have a top loading washer, you can dye your pieces directly in your washing machine. If not, you can dye them in the sink. Rinse well and dry. 


Step 3: Place a long strip of Scotch® Expressions White Glitter Tape down the center of the shirt, as shown below. 


Step 4: Add smaller 2-3 inch pieces of Scotch® Expressions White Glitter Tape crossing over the longer strip, as shown below. This is to look like football laces. 


Step 5: Wrap the pretend play pom pom handles with Scotch® Expressions Glitter Tape. I used green and gold, but you can use your team colors of choice! 


Step 6: Put the shirt on and add a green tutu, to look like the football turf. Have fun cheering on your team! 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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