Plain white t-shirt-I got mine at Walmart for 3.00
Black acrylic paint
Fabric paint medium-It turns acrylic paint into fabric paint and is available in the paint section at craft stores.
Piece of cardboard to put in between the shirt layers
Printed outline of the word you want on the shirt
Tracing paper-found in the notions sections in craft stores
First I traced an outline of my word onto the shirt using tracing paper. I googled around for a font I liked and ultimately I went with Franklin Gothic Demi Compressed.
Then I mixed my fabric medium and the paint. It's a 2:1 mix so make sure you have enough black paint to mix it properly. I used about a whole regular sized bottle of black. After that I slowly began painting in the letters. It was an easy day project to do while watching an epic marathon of Glee or Sex and the City.
Once the word is all painted in, it needs to dry 24-48 hours before you can set it.
The next day when it was all dry, I set it with a medium/hot dry iron for 3-5 minutes on the inside of the shirt. The directions say that after setting it, the shirt is able to be washed inside out like normal. I haven't washed mine yet so I'm not sure how well they will hold up in the wash so I would be very careful about how I cleaned it.
Honestly I wasn't sure how well this project would turn out, but now that it's done I'm really pleased with it. It's funny and in my opinion looks really similar to the original shirts. Now I just have to wait until Glee returns to initiate it into my Tuesday night ritual.