June 14, 2011

Father's Day Gift for Grandpa

Father's day is coming up and I wanted to find a fun gift for my husband's father.  I decided to have Rex make him a shirt.  This idea wasn't my own.  I've seen a few people make t-shirts from a child's drawing.  Now that Rex is doing more than just scribbling I thought it would be cool to have him design a shirt for grandpa.  Here's how it turned out.


Here's how we made it.  I gave him a marker and asked him to draw a picture of G-pa.  (That's what he calls him.) 


I had him draw it on freezer paper shiny side down.  (In case you're wondering, the three circles under the smile are teeth.)


Then I cut the drawing out with my exacto knife.  I had to cut the lines a little bit thicker than he drew them just it would be more visible.


Then I ironed on the design.  If you're not familiar with freezer paper stenciling, click HERE for my in depth video tutorial.


Then I painted the design and removed the paper.


Tadah!  We are so excited to give it to G-pa on Sunday!  (I'm pretty sure he doesn't see the blog too often, so hopefully it will be a surprise.)


Rex was pretty proud of himself.


That's all for today.  See you tomorrow for Wake Up Wednesday.  Thanks for reading.

25 comments:

creadientje said...

Too cute!! Unfortunately my 2,5 year old daugther isn't drawing dolls... I'll keep it in mind for next year!! ;-)

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Oh G-Pa is going to just cherish that shirt! Great job Rex!

The Miller Five said...

That is adorable! I'll bet G-pa cherishes it forever.

Rebecca said...

Too cute! Isn't it the best when they start actually "drawing" things? Do you have any fun ways to display their creations? I bought some frames from Ikea the other day......thats as far as I got:)

Amanda Joy Petersen said...

This is such a a cute idea. Plus, what a great little keepsake:)

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

Great idea! I will have to try this one when the boys are old enough to draw! :)

Chiemi said...

That is so cute! I am loving that idea.

Anonymous said...

Very awesome idea! Well I was wrong on his teeth - I thought G-pa had a beard.. oh little ones and their doodles! Love it :)

Jennifer said...

I really need to do this! Thanks for the idea!

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been racking my brain to come up with something for my girls to give Grandpa this year. This is perfect!

Stacey said...

Love love love this idea! your blog is wonderful and inspirational...I've been following it for just a few months now and look forward to seeing what you're up to each day!

Katelyn said...

Thank you for all your wonderful posts!

Anonymous said...

That is just adorable! I love children's drawings on clothes. Well, on anything really! Too cute.

Unknown said...

Fab idea! I might try something like this for Darc ~ although it may just end up being skribbles :p TFS!

Lore said...

Really cute! Thanks for sharing!

LE FITNESS- Pilates, Barre, and Personal Training said...

Thank you for the great idea!! I am sooo having my girls do this today for their grandfathers

Rama said...

This is so cute! We just decided to do a fishing license for my mom's new husband for Father's Day... maybe we need to make a "Fishin' with Papa" shirt to go along with it!

Kira said...

Oh I am so in love with this idea. Your Rex is just about the same age as my Rowan and he reminds me of him so much I always smile when I read your posts. Your blog rocks my socks, girlfriend. Thanks!

Unknown said...

G-pa is going to wear that shirt with pride!!!! It will be his favorite gift this year and for years to come! I should hurry and do this for my husband when we get home from vacation (at Snowbird) on Friday!

melaniebirch said...

Thanks so much for the idea! I did this with my daughter and then let my son and daughter help me paint over the stencil. I had a white t-shirt and I was afraid that one color would be too boring, so we used a rainbow of colors and just put one dot of each color every so often so when we pulled the stencil off, the lines are rainbow striped! It turned out so fun!

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

Thank you! LInked to you here:
http://aloadofcraft.blogspot.com/2011/06/freezer-paper-stencil-with-cricut.html

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love this idea! It would be the perfect present for my husband who's deployed right now! Thanks for sharing it!

D & H said...

Cute! I'll have to do this when my little one gets old enough to draw (right now he's more interested in dumping the crayons out of the box and then putting them back in again than in making marks on the paper).

For Rebecca...I like this idea for displaying artwork: http://jillyannjiggs.blogspot.com/2011/03/artwork-board.html

Unknown said...

I just LOVE this project!

Tams said...

aw, I just linked to your blog from looking up Silhouette ideas on Pinterest. My little guy's name is Rex, too!

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