Upcycled Art Deco Clothing

I am obsessed with the Art Deco period. The artwork, clothing, architecture, all amazes me! It has been my dream to own an entire wardrobe dedicated to the Art Deco period, and so one day, I decided to make my own shirt!

I purchased a shirt from a local thrift store, and got together fabric Mod Podge and glitter.

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing - Thrift Store Shirt

To use the glitter and glue, I found it easier to paint. By this, I meant I combined glitter with the fabric Mod Podge in a bowl, and painted them on the shirt.

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing - Glitter 1

I actually learned this method as a teacher. When working with toddlers, and wanting to use glitter, as I always did, I learned a method to have minimal glitter mess. By combining the glitter with the glue, the toddlers were able to paint it on, and there was no mess in the room or taken home 🙂

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing - Glitter 2

I painted on a design using gold and black glitter, creating a simple pattern. I would let the pattern dry, and then apply more, adding more texture to the shirt.

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing

With fabric Mod Podge, you must allow to sit for 72 hours, and then wash with cold water in a washing machine. After this, you can wash and dry as normal. I mean, I have washed my shirt a million times, and the glitter glue still holds!

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing - Glitter 3

This is one of my favorite shirts! The glitter glue is rough to your skin, so don’t hold a baby while wearing this. But, other than that, it is perfection 🙂

Stories of Petey - Upcycled Art Deco Clothing - Art Deco Shirt with Blue Skirt

What is your favorite time period of clothing? Would you ever use mod podge or thrifted items to create it all yourself? Don’t forget to comment or reach out to me on:

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I am a lover of stories, addicted to reading and writing. I love to draw and paint, sew and work on projects. My greatest moments are spent escaping into the little adventures of life. I love little adventures!

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