Thursday, February 13, 2014

I {Heart} Mom and Dad Shirts!

I've had an idea to make my kiddies some Valentine's shirts for a few weeks now, but of course I put it off!  Luckily, this project is so simple, fast, and easy that I was able to get them done while Will was at preschool this morning, and just in time for Valentine's Day tomorrow!  So, if you want to make one, don't fret, you can get it done in practically no time at all!!!

So, here they are: I {heart} Mom and Dad t-shirts!  A little narcissistic on my part?  Maybe, but they look so cute, and it just makes my heart sing to see them wearing them that I can't help it!  Of course, you could create an image saying whatever you'd like, in case you're not as narcissistic as I am :)

Want to make one too?  They're super easy.  You just need a plain t-shirt; this morning I ran to Joann's to grab a couple of plain grey t-shirts (so, obviously, if you have shirts on hand that you can use, this project would be even quicker and cheaper!).  Joann's sells tees for about $4.50, plus I had a couple of coupons, making it so each shirt was only a couple of dollars each.  The only kicker was that Will's shirt (youth size small) was the smallest they carried, so I had to buy Clara's in that size and do some quick resizing with my sewing machine when I got home.  No big deal, but you could definitely save yourself the hassle by just going to Target and getting the right size in the first place!  Anyway . . . I'm kind of digressing here.  You will also need some iron-on t-shirt transfer papers (pictured below--I got mine from Target a while back for Will's Paw Patrol birthday party), a computer, scissors, and an iron.

Here are the simple steps:

1.  Pick out an image online, or create your own image.  I just found a simple heart and arrow image and then added the words "mom" and "dad" to them.  

2.  Print out your image onto your iron-on transfer paper according to the directions on the package.

3.  Cut the image out and peel off the protective backing from the back of your image.  

4.  Iron the image onto the front of your t-shirt according to the instructions on the package.  *I also recommend putting a rag between the image and your iron to keep the image from sticking to your hot iron!*

5.  Admire your cute kiddies expressing their love for you on the front of their clothes for all to see!!!  

Trying to give thumbs up :)

Sending love and hearts your way this Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. So cute! Clara's shirt being taken in looks great.