My sisters can tell you that I am the least crafty in this family, so I am pretty proud of my latest project. We have a trip to Disney coming up. I want the boys in matching shirts everyday that we are there, mostly to have an easier time keeping an eye on everyone and also because it will be adorable. We have already spent a fair amount at Del Sol buying the boys matching Spiderman and Buzz Lightyear changing color shirts. Shirts at the Disney store are about $12.95 each ($38.85 total for 3 not including shipping and handling), though they do have sales. I do not have a local Disney store to pop into so I've been watching the shirts online and have been frustrated that many of the sales shirts do not still have sizing for 2 size 2 shirts (or 2T/3T) and 1 size 6 boys shirt, all matching. So I took matters into my own hands: I crafted!
I went to Target and browsed the toddlers and boys t-shirt department. I found white shirts in both departments and neon stripey gray shirts too. They were all on sale. The boys size short sleeve shirts were $5 each ($10 total for 2) and the toddlers long sleeve shirts were $4 each ($16 total for 4). Then I went to Wal Mart and bought Cars fabric, full price, and black fabric from the scrap/clearance bin. I paid $3.74 total for all the fabric. I also had to buy Heat n Bond Ultrahold (an iron on adhesive), which was about $5 for 1 yard (I don't remember the exact price). I still have most of the yard left from the 6 pieces of fabric I ironed on, so I plan on using that at a later time. Total for materials: $34.74, giving me 6 completed shirts plus leftover fabric and leftover iron on adhesive.
This probably is not an earth shattering idea for my crafty blog readers, but, as I said, I'm not crafty, so this was pretty big stuff for me. :)
|The neon stripey gray shirts|
|I'm a visual person, so I actually had to cut out the printed off image and lay it on the shirt to make sure I liked it.|
This is a Googled image of an applique Mickey.
|For the toddlers' shirts I printed off a 4x4 Mickey Mouse (adjusting the size on my computer).|
For the boys' size shirt, I printed of a 6x6 Mickey Mouse (picture above this one).
|This is the Cars fabric that I bought at Wal Mart. I then put away this project for about a week before my neighbor reminded me that I really needed to finish this before we go to Disney.|
|I roughly cut out 3 Lightning McQueens and ironed on the Heat n Bond.|
|I traced the Mickeys on the Heat n Bond and then cut out their shapes.|
|I started with the toddlers' shirts. First I peeled off the back of Heat n Bond before measuring where to iron on the Lightning McQueens.|
|For the boys' size shirt, I just made sure the Lightning McQueen was centered. I placed him just above the arm pit of the shirt as well.|
|The completed Lightning McQueen shirts.|
|And I did the same thing with the boys' size shirt, using the lines to help place the Mickey and making sure it was centered.|
|The mostly completed Mickey shirts. Now I'm sending them over to my neighbor's house to have black stitches put around the edges of the Mickeys.|