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?