gallamore west: Splish Splash Blog Bash: DIY 4th of July Shirts!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Splish Splash Blog Bash: DIY 4th of July Shirts!


Wahoo... I'm back for Day 3 of the Splish Splash Blog Bash hosted by Kelsey at Tattered and Inked!  Today's theme is a "Summer DIY Dish or Project" and as much as I love summer sweets and treats, I'm super excited to show you my DIY project,  4th of July t-shirts I designed for our boys.
What's your most favorite thing about summer?  
There are a million things I love about summer, but the 4th of July tops my list because it pretty much has everything I love about summer all packed into one day... the food, the fun, the decorations, cute desserts, and a fabulous opportunity for memory making with our 4 boys.
Whether I buy them or decorate them myself, my boys always have a special shirt for the 4th of July.   Last year we had just moved and I was short on time, so I bought the $5 Old Navy shirts.  
Nothing wrong with that, but this year I wanted to do something unique, so I pulled out my supplies:
t-shirts, fabric paint & paint brushes.

Using my Silhouette I cut out the words for the shirts.  I tried to use freezer paper because it's so inexpensive and normally works great for stencils on fabric, but I have my strongest little blade in my Silhouette right now and I can't find my other blades so I had to switch it up and use vinyl for the stencils because freezer paper is thin and kept tearing.  The vinyl worked great!

And here is the finished project...  I'll have to mentally prepare myself for an attempt at getting them all looking at the camera for a picture of them actually wearing them :)
I'm linking up here!


Elyse said...

So stinkin' cute!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I LOVE these- so stinkin' cute! You'll definitely have fun trying to get the picture all lined up but it'll be worth it :) Love it!!

Brooke said...

Oh I love them. I did the opposite tis year and bought ours

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Holy Cuteness- I can't WAIT to see your Studs rocking those adorable ADORABLE shirts this year!!!!!!!!! CUTE!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Adorable idea!! I can't wait to see the boys wearing this cuteness! I love the idea of each shirt's saying adding up to make one phrase!!! {And hello - look how little Luke is in that picture!} xoxo PS -- are those all KID shirts, because seriously, those look too big to fit your 'little' boys. Sigh xoxo

Nicole said...

What beautiful and festive tshirts, I just made some with my kiddos today. Have a safe and wonderful Forth Of July!

Mama Of Many Blessings


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