DIY || Valentine's Day T-ShirtFebruary 08, 2013
Happy Friday! I can't believe Valentine's Day is next week. Where does time go? I feel like it was 2012 just a few days ago. In fact, I'm still writing 2012 by mistake on checks...yikes!
Well, we have gone a bit DIY t-shirt happy over here. It all started with little Miss A. drawing a picture of two cats and saying she wanted that drawing to be on a t-shirt for her daddy for Valentine's. So, off I went to get t-shirt transfer paper. The final product is adorable. I think daddy will be very proud to wear his cat t-shirt with hearts for cheeks to the gym. ha! Out of that was born this t-shirt project. You can easily design your own. This is a very easy project but its BIG on immediate satisfaction, especially for kiddos. This is also a very practical DIY...you can do your own party favor t-shirts for your child's birthday party or make cute gifts for friends. The possibilities are endless.
Here are the steps:
1 || First draw something on actual paper and scan it in to your computer or design something on your computer like I did above.
2 || Flip the image you have so it becomes a mirror image. (In Photoshop you would go to Image/ image rotation/ flip canvas horizontal).
3 || Then print your flipped image onto t-shirt transfer paper. (I used this brand and found it worked very well). Make sure you read the instructions on the paper so you print on the correct side.
4 || Place the printed paper image side down on the t-shirt and iron on with a very hot iron.
5 || Voila! You are done! Enjoy! And here is the t-shirt in action:
Wondering where I got the lips from? Let me start off by saying how much I LOVE and want this sweater. Since its so expensive....the next big idea was to DIY it. I found this lip brush download. Thank you Creature Comforts for the great freebie. So I will try it for myself - enlarge the lips make them red and iron them onto a white t-shirt or even a sweatshirt. How cool would that be? And maybe sew in some sequins! Writing about it here on the blog kind of makes me accountable to actually do it. So, I will and report back! Anyone else want to try with me? Let's do it! Email me if you plan on it.
And if you are wondering about the photo competition I mentioned in yesterday's post here are the details. So there were 70 works of art- from photography, to paintings, to sculpture. There were 5 finalists and 1 winner. I didn't make it into any of these categories....BUT I was chosen to be in hte University's permanent collection (they chose 5 works). Which means they really liked it and they get to put up in their campus somewhere all dolled-up and framed and they even pay me for it. Amazing! Who would have thought. I'm thrilled.
Kisses! Rest well this weekend and see you back on Monday.