Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Initial t-shirt

Two years ago I began a little Christmas tradition. I made my 3 little chicks matching t-shirts with their initials on them. My inspiration was this adorable shirt which came from

I love the items they sell. I wanted three long sleeved shirts, but that would have cost me $90+. So...I decided to do it myself -- with a few alterations. I created a similar look on my computer simply using my inexpensive printshop software (my hubby helped me tweak the design) and we printed it onto transfer (iron on) paper which I bought at Hobby Lobby using my 40% off coupon.

I followed the directions and ironed the designs onto white long sleeved shirts the girls already owned. Each year I can tweak the design, color, font, etc. and can easily make new matching t-shirts. I chose pink and green so the girls could continue to wear them long after Christmas is over.

I may embellish each shirt this year with a bow. If I do, I'll attach the bow with a snap so it can be removed when the shirt is washed.

The total for all three shirts was only $7.

Simple. Frugal. Fun.