Crafting Up The NFL


Believe it or not, I am a lady. Despite my high intake of football and general love of sports and video games, I still have overwhelmingly girly impulses. I love to bake and I am quite crafty if I do say so myself. It would only make sense that these passions would combine together in the creases of my brain to attack hard when I’m bored on a stormy Florida afternoon.

Behold, the product of boredom, fabric paint and a Target t-shirt (excuse the shoddy camera phone pictures):

How did I get there?

I picked up some fabric paint from a crafts store, took one of my many, cheap black t-shirts I picked up from Target and grabbed my Jaguar pawprint magnet off the back of my car:

Then I made a copy:

And then I cut out the grey areas to make a stencil:

NOTE: Make sure you put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the fabric paint doesn’t seep through.

Now comes the fun part. Take your paint, paint brush and start painting in the parts you cut out.

The finished product should look like this:

Take off the stencil and… tada!

Pictured with nerdy Doctor Who DVD set to show size.

This project cost, in total, less than ten dollars. The shirt was about 5, the fabric paint was a dollar and the brush was 3 dollars. I already had the magnet but you can make a stencil from something you find online. I am resisting the overwhelming urge to self promote myself by putting “Black & Teal” on the back but I am pretty sure that would be lame lame lame (probably).

You can do this with any team. Actually, any of the other cat teams (Bangles, Panthers) could use the paw print as well and just paint it with their team colors (use a black shirt and an orange paw print, for example). It is fun because it is fully customisable. You can put the stencil anywhere on the shirt. I chose putting it over my heart because I am a big sap.

There is a certain amount if difficulty involved with other logos, however. If you use more than one color you have to cut in layers and I am just waaaaay too lazy for that. This place is absolutely awesome for all things stencils.

I know I hear some of you guys complaining that your ladyfriends don’t enjoy football. Maybe they don’t. That’s cool. But a lot of girls do have this crazy craft streak in them and if you introduce them to this idea they probably would enjoy making you something. Just remember, if they go through the trouble you DO have to wear it.

Tags: Girly Stuff Off Season

  • Tim

    …how would someone make Jaguars lingerie? I’ve wondered that for years, but I can’t picture it.

  • http://Phinphanatic.com Brian

    intersting blog there Jeanne. Can’t say that is an angle that I would have taken…but I definately think there are a few women out there, who have “ovary” problems that should take some lessons from you…:)

    By the way, do you wear black rimmed glasses by any chance?…LOL

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    next time try takin the picture without the tee-shirt. we’d all love to see that

  • theMBIIIeffect

    How’d I know there’d be comments like these as soon as I saw that first picture?

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    Was it necessary to flash so much breast angle? I mean seriously, Gene? One can stuff a bra and wear a wig. I am not convinced.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey notice the last three hits are from cowboy fans? well that just goes to show you with cheerleaders like ours we have become very selective with our taste, and only the best will do

  • http://www.blackandteal.com Jeanne

    Or maybe, just maybe, Cowboy fans are creepy and focus on the breasts instead of what the article was actually about. Maybe.

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    Ohhh Gene.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    wait a minute here, you put up a picture like that and knew it would get that type of responce. as a fan of beautiful women and their atributes, you should be flattered. as far as your football opinion goes, i’ll take your “breast shot” any day. maybe there’s more brains there. are you sure your not blond????

  • http://blackandteal.com Jeanne

    Haha, that is a joke I haven’t heard made about women before! More brains in their breasts and oh man maybe you’re blonde too? Gosh, you just have me rolling on the floor here.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey, no offence, but come on, i did’nt see that you were blond. your hair lokks rather on the sandy/red side. fine with me. but when you put up shots like that you gotta take the good with the “bad”. sorry about the bad jokes, i was trying to make them appear bad, apparently i did succeed. you succeeded as well with your chest shot.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i understood the article just fine, mam. but the point i was trying to make, is you knew exactly what you were doing too. and it was’nt being “crafty”

  • http://blackandteal.com Jeanne

    Yes yes yes because the whole post was like “wow look at my breasts they just look so good boobs boobs boobs tits” and not “here is a finished product and this is how I got there”.

    It isn’t really that big of a deal. It is just weird that all you Cowboy fans came commenting on this piece a long time after it was posted. You have to go three pages back to find it, you silly boys.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey, just havin a little fun with you, dear. you know how us cowboy fans are, (remember the jason witten thing)???? acctually my good friend runs a silk screening business, and my wife is very interested in making some shirts for a charity sale. she thought your idea was fantastic when i showed it to her, and SHE was the one that kinda enlightened me to the thought that you might just be sensationalizing your breastises. i just liked the angle of the shot, but she got a little “affenced”. we got a great laugh out of it and i told her that i’d right a comment and watch the shit fly. i told her watch, we’ll get the “all you cowboy fans” qoute. i was right. she did say you have a very fine pair, and if she had the chance she would show them off too. hey glad we could all have a little fun with it. no offence, i’m 46 and probably old enough to be your dad, so i guess this makes me a dirty old man according to my wife. i don’t do the perverted internet stuff, i’m not a weirdoh, so i just say, hey nice chattin with ya, and come up with some good ole football communo, ya know????

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    I would not wear that shirt out in public.