If you’re an artist in search of a medium, why not make T-shirts your canvas? Paint, draw, bead or appliqué your designs on plain T-shirts, and spend your weekends showcasing your art-to-wear at farmers’ markets and crafts fairs.
How this idea fetches more money
Designing novelty T-shirts and the can the shirt will be sold in is a very interesting business opportunity to get rolling.
The T-shirts can feature
- images or messages based on a variety of themes from political humor to children’s cartoon caricatures.
Once the silk-screening is completed, the T-shirts can be packaged in tin cans that have a slot in the top to serve a second function of a piggy bank.
T-shirts in a can make a terrific novelty gift and can be sold to retailers on a wholesale basis or directly to consumers via a sales kiosk or the internet. Furthermore, to keep initial startup costs to a minimum, the silk-screening aspect of the business can be contracted to a local silk-screener as opposed to purchasing the equipment.
In addition to selling T-shirts in a can, larger sweatshirts can also be printed with humorous messages and packaged in larger, one-gallon paint cans.