Stenciled Pineapple Shirt

Make this cute stenciled pineapple tee for summer!

Stenciled Pineapple Shirt

Hey guys! It’s Aki here. Have you noticed the popularity of fruits everywhere these days? I have – specially pineapples and watermelons. And I am loving it! Recently I’ve been searching for the perfect pineapple shirt (in my opinion) and I haven’t really found any that I liked – some were colored (I wanted it to be simple and just black/gray-printed), some had not-so nicely designed pineapples, and the one that I really liked was out-of-stock and it was printed on a sweater. What’s a girl to do? DIY it of course – I drew a pineapple and I’m here to share how I made this stenciled pineapple shirt with you, as well as the template to make your own!

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Stenciled Pineapple Shirt Tutorial


stenciled pineapple shirt

First, cut your stencil. I have provided the one I made for you to download for free (jpeg format). I cut it using my Silhouette Portrait, but it’s also easy to cut it by hand. Use stencil vinyl, but in a pinch you can use contact paper (I stencil alot :D) Weed out the ‘positive’ parts until you’re left with what’s pictured above.

how to stencil a shirt

Next, use some transfer tape and go over the stencil with a scraper tool or something of that sort. I used my trusty metal ruler.

free pineapple stencil download

Transfer the stencil onto your shirt and make sure every part sticks onto the shirt – you may also want to iron it lightly (with a protective sheet between the stencil and the iron) to prevent paint leakage later on when you paint.

pineapple shirt

I used gray fabric paint but you can use any color you want. You don’t want to pile on too much paint or it’s going to flake after a few washes. I also added some dots around it (good for masking paint stains, etc) using the end of a barbecue stick.

stencil shirt

Make sure to iron over the design to set it after it dries. And you are done with your own unique pineapple shirt. I seriously want to make this in different color combinations – maybe rainbow colored dots around it too?

stenciled pineapple shirt

Hope you loved the tutorial and make sure to hop on over to my blog for more accessory tutorials!

More Pineapple Inspiration:

DIY pineapple decor

DIY Pineapple Sign Decor

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