August 17, 2010

College-wear on a budget

Today I'm going to show you the second shirt we made my niece while she was here.  She loves BYU, but college clothing can get pricey.  So?  We did a simple freezer paper stencil and made her this shirt.


Want to know the secret that made this the easiest shirt ever?  We used the cricut to cut the letters.  Bam!  They were done in no time flat.  Don't worry - if you don't have a cricut you're not out of the club.  And if you are out of the club then I am too because I don't have one either (sniffle, sniffle) but my mom is in town with hers and I'm currently taking advantage of that!

Anyhow, we painted it with the saran wrap technique I showed you HERE.  It gave the shirt that fun vintage look I love.


We ran "Cougars" up the back and it was done.


That's all for today, but tomorrow I'm going to show you an amazing project my dad just did in my family room.  See you tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Very Cute! I love it, especially the mascot down the back-side. Nice detail!

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  2. What a great idea! I also love her matching headband. :) You sure are one cool Aunt!

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  3. I am LOVING this! I have been looking for college team shirts for my kids (and me) & now you've given me the inspiration to make my own! Thank you!!

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  4. A really cute shirt. She looks adorable in it. What a good idea for making college or high school shirt at an afforable price.

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  5. she seriously must be loving hanging out with you--whole new wardrobe! super cool idea, too.

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  6. This shirt is so cute!! I love the "cougars" up the back, adorable!!

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  7. Love the shirt but even better is that your mom travels with her cricut! Guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree ;)

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  8. The shirt is adorable but the model is even better. Maddie, You little hottie!!!

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  9. Seeing as I go to BYU...I love it! Great idea :)

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  10. I am wondering how you cut the freezer paper with the cricket? Doesn't the waxie side need to stick to the pad? Any hints?

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  11. To cut the freezer paper with the cricut, just put the shiny side of the paper down on the sticky mat. Cut away but be extra careful when you peel it up. Have the pressure set to medium on your machine. Works like a charm. Good luck!

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  12. Woohoo! Go cougars! My name is Sonja and I love love love your blog!...and BYU :)

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  13. What an AWESOME idea! I'm totally going to do this. I love love love it. This post is going under my favorites now.

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