Monday, December 20, 2010

T-shirts!

No humility here... I hit a home run on Christmas presents for my brother and brother-in-law this year by making them these awesome t-shirts!


(Good thing they don't read this blog... Wives: Shhhh!)

This one is the "Guitar Hero" shirt. I looked for a guitar image to cut and attach because my brother-in-law is crazy about the guitar, and got lucky to find this outline image. I arranged it to look like the letter "h", and added the "e-r-o" to turn it into guitar hero! I don't think he actually plays that game, but he does consider himself a guitar hero so it works :) And I have to say, I was pretty proud of the creativity! 

Materials
  • T-Shirt (I found these long-sleeve waffle shirts on sale for $5 at Old Navy)
  • Heat-transfer vinyl (Buy at my etsy store if you don't have your own vinyl cutter)
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Extra shirt, or other fabric
Directions

1. Pre-warm the desired spot on your shirt with the iron. Be sure to get it good and hot! 


2. Add the vinyl to the desired spot
3. Cover the vinyl with the extra t-shirt and iron over the t-shirt


4. Slowly peel the transfer plastic away. 
             Ironing times vary for different fabrics, so if your vinyl doesn't stay on the shirt try turning it inside-out and ironing from behind the t-shirt)



I asked my husband to model these t-shirts, and I think he had a good time doing it! Ben, you make these shirts look G.O.O.D.!




I love personalized gifts!



5 comments:

  1. These are so awesome! I love the guitar...come link up to my Sew Crafty Party...

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/startin-early-for-orphaned-no-more.html

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  2. Hello! I found you at Cottage Instincts and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.htm

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  3. These are so cute. I wish I had found them a few days earlier. I just did a bunch of shirts for my daughter's volleyball team. I will definitely keep you in mind next time!

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  4. Julia @AllFreeChristmasCraftsDecember 28, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more Christmas project as well as other projects, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.
    Julia
    jlitz@primecp.com
    Editor, www.AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com

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  5. Hello!
    We have added this project to our site, AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com. Please let me know if we have permission to add more of your projects to our site. Thank you so much!!

    Best,
    Danielle
    dperlin@primecp.com
    Editor for www.AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com

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