First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

Hello everyone!! Long time, no type!  The past two weeks have flown by in a blur of fun, sewing, and laundry 🙂  Today’s blog is going to feature one of the projects I did in prep for Buddy’s first day of Pre-K.

In my whirlwind list of projects the last few weeks I needed to make Buddy a graduation year t-shirt.  My inspiration for this came from my college friend Stephanie who had posted a picture of her son in one of these shirts.  I took to pinterest and found a post on Or So She Says for the basic concept of the shirt.

Materials Needed:

  • XL T-shirt
  • Iron on transfers numbers of the graduation year (I used 5″)
  • Letter stencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Cardboard/newspaper
  • Paint brush
  • Fabric Marker
  • Project blade

First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

Instructions:

  • Iron the t-shirt flat in the front
  • Iron on the numbers (follow directions on the package)

First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

  • Use letter stencils to make a stencil that says “CLASS OF” to be painted over
  • Cut out the insides of the letters with a blade to leave the outlines of the letters to paint over (I had a handsome helper for this part of the project!)
  • Insert cardboard or newspaper inside the t-shirt to keep the paint from bleeding
  • Paint the letters on the t-shirt
  • Allow the paint to dry and then trace around the letters with a black fabric markerFirst Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt
  • Paint the child’s hand and make one handprint on the back of the shirt
  • Write the child’s grade and the date of the first day of school under the handprint

First Day of School: Graduation Year T-Shirt

These are super easy to make and such a great way to create memories.  In the future I can see myself creating a scrapbook page that has the kids in these shirts each year.  The shirts provide a great reference point to physically see how much your kids grow year to year.

Does anyone else have any first day of school traditions they would like to share?  I’m always on the lookout for new fun things to do with the kiddos 🙂

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