Monday, June 14, 2010

Fathers day Gift!

My dad is the HARDEST person to shop for. He has everything and wants nothing. Ive only been able to give him home made things or "coupons for a dinner date". So this year since I've been so crafty lately I thought I would craft him something. But Dad and Craft don't always go well together.. for my dad anyway.

Then I thought I would design him a personalized shirt! This cost me $1! If your sneaky you can even snag one of his own plain T-shirts and personalize it. Then its free :P
Read how to do this after the jump!!

My Dad is a huge Music/Guitar guy so I thought it would be perfect to put a guitar head of his favorite guitar on there.

ONE:Now I'm a pretty good artist, but lets be honest, plastic bag and exacto knife don't make for the best show of skills. To get everything precise (because yes, my dad would notice if it was missing a nob :P) I printed out off the internet the image of the guitar and placed it over the plastic bag. You can tape it or staple them together if you need to keep them secured.

TWO: Then you just trace out your design.

THREE: place the image where you want it on your shirt then place a piece of Trace paper over it.

FOUR: on a medium setting iron over the paper. Let it cool before you peel the paper off. If there are any edges that are pulling up, place the paper back over and iron some more. Be sure to always keep the iron moving.

I also added a little design to the back of the shirt, by the neck. Forgot to take a picture of that. I'm excited to give it to him! It turned out much better than I thought. I want to give it to him now but I'll be good and wait.

Has anyone else tried this? What did you put on yours?

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  1. WOW I can't believe the detail on this! I had no idea that the plastic bag transfer method could work so well! So now I have yet another project to add to my loooong list of things to do. :) I can do this one sooner than later, though.

  2. My husband would love a shirt like this!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  3. just wanted to let you know that i live your blog and gave it an award over at my place!

  4. How awesome is that! I've heard you can transfer over plastic but didn't believe it. And you are an amazing artis for all those details (I'm amazed at the signature. Great job!

  5. I love it!! Is that the plastic bag on the shirt? How did you get the word fender on it?

  6. Thanks. I cut The word fender out with an exacto knife. I placed a photo on top of the bag then cut out the letters.


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