Monday, February 10, 2014

10 MINUTE CUSTOM VALENTINE'S DAY SHIRT & A BOY'S ROOM SNEAK PEEK



Last week I picked up a few shirts off of the clearance rack for my daughter, and when I got home I realized that the pink and red striped one that I got would be perfect for Valentine's Day.  Well, almost perfect.  It needed a little dressing up!

I knew right away that I wanted to add a gold foil heart to it, but you know how you know exactly what you want in your head but it's impossible to find the supplies to do it?  Who knew gold foil iron-on sheets would be so difficult.  Sure, I'm sure I could have ordered something online, but I had to have it THAT DAY!!  :)  Finally, after checking Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Hancocks, I stopped in JoAnn's to find one lonely gold glitter iron-on transfer sheet.  Not exactly what I wanted, but it would do!

Here's all you need to make your own cute Valentine's Day shirt: a shirt, iron on transfer, iron, and scissors.


Using the fold-a-piece-of-paper-in-half-and-cut-a-heart method, I made a pattern from a sheet of paper.  I cut the biggest heart I could that would fit on the gold sheet, then traced it and cut out the transfer heart.

After placing it where I wanted it, I followed the directions on the package, covered it with a thin cloth,  and ironed it on for about 40 seconds.  I loved it, but it still needed something more.


So, with the scraps of transfer that were left, I used my 1" circle punch and cut out some polka dots.  They make everything better, right?

After playing around with the arrangement, I settled on making them outline the heart and ironed them on.


That's it!  Now my girl's ready to arrive at her school party in style!  Although she wasn't in the mood to model her new shirt.   I'm pretty sure I want to dig up another transfer sheet and make myself a cute Valentine's Day shirt too!


In other DIY news, here's how we spent part of our weekend:


Yippee!  We finally got started on a project that I've wanted to do in my son's room for years.  But, we ran out of boards half way through.  So, thankfully, this weekend it's supposed to be warm enough to work outside and we can get more boards prepped and finish the wall.  You can bet there will be a full post coming soon with all of the details!


In the meantime, I have plenty left to do to finish this room up, including curtains, lighting, artwork, and finishing up some of the bedding.  We also gave the rest of the walls a fresh coat of paint, which was badly needed after almost 7 years since the last paint job!  I'm just so glad we have a good start...isn't that always the hardest part?


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18 comments:

  1. OMG!! That wall looks absolutely fabulous!!! You guys must be so pleased!!!!!! I also adore the shirt - simple bling for V day I say!

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  2. Love the shirt and the wall is wonderful. Great idea. Hugs, marty

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  3. The walls looks amazing so far!!

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  4. I know a girl in my house who would love that shirt. And the wall is looking great!

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  5. That room!!! Seriously so cool!
    And I'm trying to make my son some shirts as well right now!

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  6. that shirt is adorable! and that room.... WOW. it's going to be amazing!

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  7. I looooooove that wall. I've been dying to do that in our house. Ill definitely be finding a place for it in our new house. I cant wait to see your room! It looks sooooo good.

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  8. That wall is so cool, love the different looks of the wood. The shirt is really cute too!

    Cynthia

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  9. Love the shirt! Yes, you should make yourself one too. :) Caleb's room is looking great...love the wall. I also love the bedding. Did you make the pillows? How about the red at the foot of the bed...quilt??? Can't wait to see it finished.

    Rain and freezing drizzle here, possible snow flurries tomorrow. Getting old.....

    xo
    Pat

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  10. That t-shirt is adorable and the wall is looking just FABULOUS!

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  11. I want a t-shirt with a gold glitter heart, too! :) The bedroom is looking amazing already, that wall is fabulous!! Fingers crossed your weather holds out!

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  12. OMG - that shirt (well actually, that whole outfit with the leopard cardigan) is beyond cute! And I'm going to be living vicariously through you as you finish off that bedroom. It's something I've always wanted to do and it looks like it's going to be amazing. The wood looks fantastic with the dark gray walls!

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  13. I did that wall at our lake house and I love it. Please share the color of the paint you used. I am not pleased with the color I chose. It looks great together! Great job.

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  14. That shirt is so cute! I'm LOVING that planked wall, it adds so much great texture! I'll be anxiously awaiting the full reveal :)

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  15. Love it! Love it all! I'm ready to redo my boys' room and you're giving me some great ideas. Thanks!

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  16. Such a cute tshirt...and I'm dying over the wall!

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  17. The shirt is so cute and I am DYING over that wall of awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. OMG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that planked wall...can't wait to see it finished!! This past October we did a beadboard accent wall in my son's room...it makes me smile every time I look at it! LOVE planked walls!

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