DIY Sport Logo Shirt

(Photo model: Chloe Tatro)

Super easy goal: Make your own Cards shirt

By Kathy Cano-Murillo
Special for the Arizona Republic

I swore I would never marry a sports fanatic and thought I had struck gold with my artist-musician husband Patrick. No sports talk at the table, no Monday night football on our big-screen TV. Perfect!

That is, until a few weeks ago, when he noticed how well the Arizona Cardinals were doing. He sat in front of the TV riveted as the Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles, earning a trip to the Super Bowl. During commercial breaks, Patrick explained the team’s history and how awful they had been. Until now.

I’m a sucker for an underdog story so I watched the game too, shocked that I was cheering as well.

And here I am sharing a Cardinals craft, one with plenty of glitter (though if making it for a guy, skip the sparkle part). If you want double the twinkle, add crystals.


NOTE: The logo is licensed and this project is only intended for you to make for personal use, not to sell!


1 shirt Printout of Cardinals logo Clear contact paper (shelf liner)
Tulip Sticky Fabric Collegiate Letter Stencils (or foam stamps)
Tulip Soft Fabric Paints: red, black, yellow, white
Crafty Chica Glitter: black, red, gold, white
Tulip Glitter Bond
Makeup sponges or stencil brush
Craft knife
Mat or cardboard Masking tape


Leave the backing on the contact paper and cut a piece 1 inch larger than the logo image. Use the masking tape to tack it down to the mat.

Apply small pieces of tape to the back of the logo and place it on the contact paper. Using the craft knife, cut along all of outside, as well as the inside pieces.

Remove the contact paper. Remove the inside of the logo. On the outside piece of contact paper, remove the backing and place it in the center of the shirt. Use the makeup sponge to apply the black paint evenly inside the area (Photo A). Let dry.

Now take the inside of the logo and remove the red, white and yellow pieces, so you have a “stencil.” Peel off the backing, line it up with the design on the shirt and press in place (B).

Use the makeup sponge to add red, yellow and white paint (C). Let dry.

Go over the same areas with the glue, and then the glitter (D). Tap away excess.

Use letter stencils to add a phrase.

Let dry before wearing. To wash, turn the shirt inside out.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy πŸ™‚

P.S. Check out my new book and product line!

Love & light,

5 Responses

  1. I could care less about football/the Super Bowl (I’m a hardcore NBA–especially Portland Trail Blazers–fan myself), but I am totally down with this project. I’ve made a few (okay, a lot) sports-inspired crafts and I thought I was literally the only one who had ever bridged the crafts-sports gap. Maybe now that you’ve done it, folks won’t think I’m so nutty for it? πŸ˜‰

  2. Hey Kathy! The Cardinal shirt is cute but remember that some of your readers live in Steeler country πŸ™‚ How about doing a black & gold shirt desigh for us. You’ll have WAY more fun sprinkling on all the gold glitter. LOL.

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