A couple of weeks ago I walked into Anthropologie and locked eyes with this cute linen Movement Cropped Tank ($78) decorated with ladies working out on the beach. I picked it up and walked around the store, planning on buying it, until I saw the price tag. I’m sorry, but $78 for a tank top is just not my cup of tea. I quickly remembered about a set of workout ladies that our designer Rosee created and realized I could DIY this tank myself. Follow along below to learn how to hack it yourself, and then make a bunch for your friends, because they will definitely want one. (Speaking from experience: People will not stop asking me to make them one of these shirts!)
Materials and Tools:
- Print out the workout girls design and tape to craft foam. Cut out all the white areas of the girl stencils, leaving only the black lines and patches of body.
- Glue stencils onto the wood block, cover with paint, and stamp onto the shirt.
- Iron the shirt to set the fabric paint and avoid having it wash off in the laundry.
Remember our workout girl wallpaper from January? Well, we’ve turned those chicas into a stencil for this Anthro tank hack. Print out the girls and stick them onto your craft foam. Cut them out and leave only the black lines and areas behind. We suggest using an X-ACTO knife to get all those small areas. It will take some time, but once you’ve made the stamp, you can use it forever!
Glue the girl stencils to a block of wood.
Cover with fabric paint and start stamping away! Some may not turn out as well as others, so keep a small paint brush handy to fix any mistakes.
Tada! Look at these ladies doing their thang. Once dry, run over the shirt with an iron to set the fabric paint and stop it from washing off in the laundry.
Our newest member of the design team helped me model this Anthro hack. B+C — meet Rebecca! She is an awesome graphic designer and has the most beautiful curly hair that I am oh so jealous of.
Dress this tank up with some dark jeans and cute sneakers for that effortless athleisure look.
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