Last week’s post on handmade graphic t-shirts that talk to you sent me down a rabbit hole. A deep, dark hole of really important thinking. I became obsessed with trying to decide what I would print on a t-shirt if I was making one myself. As Queen of the realm of Indecisiveness and Over Thinking, this took up quite a bit of my time.
Then Ellie and I were in the car running errands when a familiar beat started pumping on the radio. Ellie immediately sat up a little taller before squealing “Momma, it’s our song!” As she sang the chorus (the only part she recognizes or pays any attention to), the deal was immediately sealed. Iggy Azalea #forthewin.
We stopped at Michaels on the way home and bought some iron-on letters in a collegiate font because it made me laugh. Hard.
It’s painfully easy to make one of these.
I grabbed an old t-shirt that hasn’t been getting much wear and decided that it would be repurposed—and fabulously. It was already clean, so all I had to do was cut out my letters, position them, and iron those little guys on.
OK, so you do need to put a little more thought into it than that if you want it to look nice (and why wouldn’t you?).
I don’t have picture evidence of this to show you because I realized afterwards that the mirror I took the pictures in was absolutely filthy, but I put on the tshirt and taped the letters where I wanted them to lay. Why? Well, because when you put that tshirt on, your girls will stretch it out a little. I wanted to avoid any awkwardly placed letters (like say an o directly over a nipple).
Once I was happy with the placement, I took the shirt off, laid it on a flat surface and removed the tape. I made sure the tops of my letters lined up and realized I had a “g” instead of a “c” in “fancy” (note to self: proofreading is key). Then, I just followed the instructions on the package and ironed those suckers in place.
I always find that baby washcloths are perfect for iron-on projects. They’re thin enough to let heat through but not so thin that you’ll melt anything. I ironed the front, then flipped the shirt inside out and did it again on the inside, making sure to seal the edges of the letters.
I actually really like how this one came out and couldn’t wait to put it into an outfit. Since the shirt makes me laugh in the first place, I had to take it a step further by fancying it up with layers of jewels the girls have made me.
It doesn’t get any fancier than that.
Linking up with A Bowl Full of Lemons, Homework, Sugar Bee Crafts, Inspire Me Monday, Hope Studios, The DIY’ers, Tip Junkie and SITS Girls.
I would have died laughing if you made a shirt that said “I’m so Fangy”
You and my husband both!
Super cute! My 3 year old’s favorite song right now is I’m So Fancy!
Mine too! The chorus is so catchy. She walks around feeding her babies and singing it. That and Taylor Swift’s new song!
This is such a fun idea!
Thanks Elizabeth! If it makes me laugh, I always consider it a win! 😉
Cute idea! I made a few of these when my little guy was a baby, but totally forgot about it. =) Thanks for linking up with us at The DIY’ers!
Thanks Ashley! It would be a cute way to personalize a baby gift, for sure!