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January 18, 2011

Make it: Custom Birthday T-Shirt

Get the look of a boutique custom designed t-shirt at home with this easy and cost conscious craft.

Specialty children's shops and magazines are filled with precious custom frocks to celebrate the birthdays of our little ones. But the custom prices can be a bit hard on the pocketbook. With a few supplies from a craft store, you can make a similar look for more than half the price.

T-Shirt (I used a long sleeve t-shirt from Justice that I found on sale, and with a 40% off coupon it was $7.50)
Glamour Glitz Iron on Crystals in Jet black (small 50 Pcs, $2.99, Hobby Lobby)
Glamour Glitz Iron on Crystals (large 32 Pcs, $2.99, Hobby Lobby)
S.E.I Iron-on art in Houndstooth pattern ($2.99, Hobby Lobby)
Total Cost: Around $16.50

Draw design on paper side of iron on material. (I cut out a 5 and hearts celebrate our daughters 5th birthday)
Cut out design.
Place fabric design fabric side down on t-shirt.
Iron over design without steam for 10 to 20 seconds.
Peel off paper from fabric.
Place iron on crystal on t-shirt and design as desired.
Iron over crystals without steam for 10 to 20 seconds.

Photos: Heather Witherspoon

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