Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Shirt
This project was super quick and easy so even though Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and school parties are even sooner, there is still time to make one. My oldest daughter has been asking me to make her a Valentines outfit for a while. As we were getting ready to leave for church last Sunday she was insisting that she needed a Valentine skirt to wear. She didn't get one, but I made this shirt for her instead. I used a little bit of gold heat transfer vinyl that I already had and I bought a $3 pink shirt from Walmart so in addition to only taking a few minutes to make it was also really inexpensive. I played around with a few different designs but ended up deciding that just one big heart was going to be the easiest and look the best. I don't have a cutting machine, if you do it would probably be just as easy to do a more complicated design, but since I was just cutting it by hand I wanted to keep it simple. My middle daughter saw it and insisted that she needed a heart shirt too, so I ended up running back to Walmart to get another $3 pink shirt in her size. I still need to make that one but since it only takes a few minutes to make I know I can get it done before Thursday when she has her school party.
All you need to make this shirt is a t-shirt, some heat transfer vinyl, some scissors (or a cutting machine), and an iron. That's it. From the vinyl cut out the shape you want to put on your shirt, in this case a simple heart. To iron it onto your shirt simply place the vinyl on the shirt with the shiny plastic side up, cover it with a piece of fabric and press until it is adhered well. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then peel of the plastic from the top. Like I said, super simple. Great for if your kid decides at the last minute that they need a special shirt for Valentine's Day.