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Heather Rose. Artist from New England, Friend to rabbits, Ice Hockey enthusiast. Queen of papercuts.

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Swamp Witch

original acrylic painting, up for auction now! Starting bid is only $100! 

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How to make a diy tank top from an old or oversized t-shirt

1. After lying your t-shirt out flat on the bed (front facing up), Take a tank top that fits you well and place it on top of your t-shirt, aligning the shoulders of the tank to the shoulders of the shirt.

2. Trace around the tank top with a white pencil or chalk. Think about how long you want to tank top to come down. You may want to cut the bottom of your t-shirt to make it shorter. I did not do that on mine because I like the shirts to be very long!

3. Remove the tank top and cut along your white lines. *Leave about an inch extra if the tank top you used is really stretchy, because most t-shirts don’t stretch that much!)

4. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each about 3 times the length of your shirt, from armpit to bottom hem. 

5. poke or snip holes along one edge of the shirt, about 1/2 inch from the edge. Make sure your hole goes clearly through both layers!

6. Thread one piece of ribbon through the TOP hole, and pull it so that there is equal amounts of ribbon on both sides. Then lace one of the pieces all the way down in a spiral motion.

7. Lace the 2nd half of the ribbon down the opposite way (it should create an “x” between each hole with the other half of the ribbon)

8. Tie the two pieces together in a knot tightly at the bottom

9. Repeat 5 through 8 on the other side. Try to make the same amount of holes on both sides so it’s even!

10. Cut the extra ribbon at the bottom to your desired length!

That’s it! 

This is a super fast and easy way to make a cute tank top out of an old baggy shirt that you love but never wear because it’s too big! I hope my little tutorial is useful to someone!

"Drop the Gloves"
acrylic on canvas
12x12”
by Heather Rose

inspired by the Boston Bruins and the artwork of Brian Viveros!

"Drop the Gloves"

acrylic on canvas

12x12”

by Heather Rose

inspired by the Boston Bruins and the artwork of Brian Viveros!

Beauty Micrometer
circa 1937

Beauty Micrometer

circa 1937