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! 

 What will you make with Scotch® products?

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.