Monday, November 15, 2010

Shirt of Plenty

I have seen a ton of cute turkey shirts for Thanksgiving floating around the internet lately. I had intentions of making my boys a cute turkey shirt, but was really wishing I could make something a little different and a little more fun instead.

The Shirt of Plenty is what I ended up with after a TON of inspiration {and a template} from Family Fun magazine.
This is the original craft shared in the November issue of Family Fun...SUPER cute Thanksgiving themed felt food. I simply decided to turn my felt food into a shirt instead of making a toy:)
The first step in making this SUPER cute shirt is to print the templates and cut them out. Sometimes the template calls for two of each shape, but you usually only need one.
Use spray adhesive and stick the cut out shapes to different colors of felt. You can mix and match however you want, or follow the suggestions on the templates.
Then add iron-on adhesive to the backside of the felt following the directions on the package.
Cut out the shapes following the template, then remove the paper and the iron-on adhesive backing.
Lay out your design on the shirt and decide where you want each piece to be. Iron the pieces onto the shirt following the directions on your package of iron on adhesive.
The finally step to making The Shirt of Plenty is the most tedious and time consuming....but it also makes a big difference in the appearance of the shirt. Using coordinating colors of embroidery thread, go around the edges of each piece of felt with a running stitch. Make sure to tie off each end of the embroidery thread well, so that the felt pieces stay securely attached.
And that is how you make a SUPER cute Thanksgiving shirt!
Now if I can only find the time {and energy} to make two more:)

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24 comments:

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Oh My Goodness...is that cute????
I think I may even be able to do this :)

Phyllis said...

That IS one super cute shirt! Happy Thanksgiving!

CM said...

So adorable! AND a fun way for him to learn his veggies too.

Angie said...

Great job girl...I saw the craft in the magazine, but love the shirt!!!!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Really really adorable Kelli! I linked it over at my Tatertots page :)

xox
Jen

Amanda said...

Great job! You are so creative!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I LOVE it! Oh my goodness, Kelli, you are so very talented and creative.

He & Me + 3 said...

Kelli,
Those turned out amazing. I love the colors you chose and how bright they are. Great job! Awesome!

Alicia said...

Hi Kelli!! How I've missed visiting your blog!! Your pictures never disappoint either!! Look at Eli..getting so big!!!!!!!! Love the shirt too!!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Too cute!! The embroidery floss makes all the difference - awesome idea :)

Joanna said...

Very cute! I wished that I could sew or at least had a sewing machine to learn. I could make so much. At least I think I could.

Nichol said...

How cute is that shirt! Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Kelli said...

If you can do these amazing things you could totally make cards. This is so great and I love all of the detail.

Emily said...

That is so cute and really original!

GirlSunday said...

wow... super cute! job well done.

Carrie said...

Once again...so creative, cute and FUN! I don't know how you find the time to make even one! Eli looks absolutely adorable...and plenty cute!

Miller Racing Family said...

Love the shirt. I love the fact that it is easy to make as well. The second to last photo of your little man is so cute.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Kelli, This is simply adorable - I love this idea.Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Ashley said...

Following you from Free For All Friday! :)
Awesome post!

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Thanks,
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Ashley

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

So, so CUTE, Kelli! You did such a fantastic job with this!

Crystal said...

Very cute! What a perfect thanksgiving shirt!

Holly said...

Awww...so cute! What a fun shirt.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Super super super cute - I love it way more than a turkey!

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