If you’re just tuning in, today is our Trendy Tshirts Challenge day! Earlier this week, Bean and I did a Trendy Tshirts Challenge and designed 3 shirts in 1 day! Today we are unveiling the shirt designs, the tutorials for how to make them and pictures from our Trendy Tshirts photo shoot.
It’s funny how two children raised in the same house can be so different. I adore both of my children with all of my heart and get so much delight in seeing just how different both of their personalities are. Sometimes I wonder how much of their personalities has to do with one being a boy and one being a girl, versus their birth order, versus them just being two completely different kids!
Bean, my oldest, will be turning 8 this summer. She reminds me a lot of me. She’s very emotional and creative. Sometimes it amazes me that a 7 year old can be so in tune with how she is feeling emotionally. She recently told me that she didn’t know if she could continue being friends with someone. I asked her why and she said “I’ve realized that she really doesn’t make me feel very good about myself.” For a 7 year old to be able to pinpoint that kind of emotion was really surprising to me. Bean and I love doing crafts together and the 2 of us will often sit side by side doodling together in our sketch books. Bean is polite and patient to the point where I never hesitate to take her places that a kid might not usually go (she recently appeared with me on TV to showcase kid craft ideas and helped me judge a BBQ competition). As much as I want to keep her little forever, I look forward to seeing the woman she grows into, because I know she is someone who I will want to be friends with. My girl is definitely a day dreamer so this shirt is perfect for her.
Turtle, my youngest, will be 4 this summer. I lovingly refer to him as my Destructosaurus. He’s a ball of energy who is always hungry. He charges through life at 100 miles an hour, capsizing piles of magazines, leaping from couches and leaving a trail of crumbs behind him. I spend a good portion of my time watching him with amusement. The kid is SO FUNNY whether he is trying to be or not. I adore the “boyness” of him, having not grown up with brothers it’s completely foreign to me, but I get so much enjoyment out of it. One of my favorite things about Turtle is his empathy. Surprisingly, for how hustle and bustle he is, if someone is feeling sad or gets hurt, he is usually the first to notice. He is the best snuggler and when I’m feeling sad his “snuggies” give me instant relief.
The reason I bring all of this up, is that the contrast between the two of them was so beautifully showcased earlier this week when Bean and I were working on the shirts for today’s posts. Bean very carefully considered what we should put on each shirt, what combination of colors would look best, and helped pick out clothing, shoes and accessories for the photo shoot.
Meanwhile I had grown cranky (designing, making, styling and photographing 3 shirts in one day is a lot of work AND I skipped lunch so I was a tad bit “hangry”) and along came by boy to provide some comic relief! I snapped a few photos so you could get an idea of my crazy kid!
Yes… everyday is a circus around here when Turtle is around!
Want to make one of the adorable DIY Day Dreamer shirts that Bean is wearing in the photos? Read on for instructions!
DIY Day Dreamer Shirt With Purple and Gold Glitter
- Cricut Explore
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Iron On Light or Iron On Glitter
1. Search Cricut Access for “girl head” and “thought bubble”. Select the images you want and then click insert images.
2. Using the Add Text button type “Day Dreamer” in the text box. I left justified my text. The font that I used for this shirt is Easton.
3. Size your image and text so it fits on your shirt.
4. Click Go, click the Mirror Image Box, and then cut using your favorite Iron On Light or Iron On Glitter . We used Eggplant Glitter for the girl’s hair, lips, sunglass frames and thought bubble and Glitter Gold for the words and sunglass lenses.
5. Iron on shirt following instructions on the Iron On Glitter packaging.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Make sure you check out our other Trendy Tshirt designs that we shared today.
DIY Unicorn Wishes and Butterfly Kisses Shirt
DIY Dreamcatcher Shirt Made on the Cricut Explore
Make sure to check out all of our Cricut Projects here.
Like this shirt? Check out these ones!
DIY Superhero Shirts Made on the Cricut Explore
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Tell me… Do your kids wear any handmade clothes? What’s their favorite piece of handmade clothing?
Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for working with us on this project. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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