Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How To Make Your Own Christmas Shirt

I followed the tutorial here and it took me about an hour. I made the bow as well and that took about 20 minutes. It is just about the cutest thing I have EVER seen! The face is Ella's foot and the antlers are her hands.

I used a shirt Ella already had, but it was $3 at Wal-Mart. The Heat and Bond is $1.97 for a yard, the brown fabric was $1.97/yard (really, a half yard would be PLENTY!); the glitter puffy paint was $.97; the buttons were $1.30 for 4 red and 4 black. I used ribbon I have in my craft bin(s). I'd say the total cost for making shirt is was under $4.00, including the cost of the shirt itself.

I have a plain red tree skirt that I may just have to put some reindeer on. My mom and I decided they would also be adorable on a red tablecloth. Just keep adding to it every year!

2 Thoughts From Others:

PoorMom said...

I love this Idea as a Christmas growth Chart . You could string your Reindeer together and make a ever growing garland . Thanks for sharing !

Robin said...

I used to make these each year with my students when I taught kindergarten. We would just use brown paint on their hands and feet and a red puff ball on the nose. One of my favorite things I ever did as a teacher. Great idea with the tree skirt or table cloth and adding to it each year. I have my kids make a handprint on a ceramic ball ornament each year. So when they move out, they will have 20+ ornaments for their own trees.

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