Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet T-shirt


For Father's Day Ella and I decided (OK, I did the deciding) to make Ben a special T-shirt.  I was inspired by this tutorial from crafty-mama Danielle - SO easy and fun!  I tried to come up with a pattern that Ben would be open to wearing and that symbolized that father-daughter deal.  I cut out the pattern and Ella did the finger painting.  I liked the baby and daddy bird theme, and Ben wore his shirt while traveling by plane, so I think it was a success! 


I should note that with such a young (and super-oral) one, this project took 2 adults and 1 baby...and there was still a bit of paint in the mouth at the end.  Also, I did not have newsprint and instead used a larger sheet of contact paper.  Word to the wise - do not skip the newsprint if you are doing this with a kiddo, they do not care if you use a larger piece of contact paper and will manage to get paint outside the protected area.  Finally, I encourage you to strip down your kiddo prior to taking on this project - makes clean-up a snap!  I'm excited to make more shirts (and pillowcases!) for our home with this fun and easy method!!

3 comments:

Danielle said...

love love the design you chose! super cute!!

and, I've always been meaning to do some painting on things around the house. I really ought to get to that. thanks for the reminder!

Green Pickles said...

Really cute idea! I love it! I bet he was one proud dad!
Love Aimee
x

gb said...

They also make great Grampsie presents...the giant oak and sapling is a fave over here.

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