Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet! Halloween Shirts for a Trio

I love a good holiday shirt! {You've all seen my past 4th of July, Disney, birthdayHalloween, and Thanksgiving shirts:)} And I love a funny set of holiday shirts even more...especially for Halloween! So instead of making my normal initial tees {that my boys have way to many of anyway}, I decided to make some fun "trick or treat, smell my feet" Halloween shirts for my boys this year! I think they are pretty cute...Jason thinks I'm weird! The boys love them and really that is all that matters!
I started with some fabric from Hobby Lobby and a few white t-shirts. I printed out my words{I used the font Smiley Monster which is one of my new favs} in mirror image.
I used spray adhesive to attach the words to the backside of my fabric with the printed side of the word facing out. A little complicated, but it makes cutting the letters a lot easier.
I cut out the letters, squaring off any of the edges that seemed like they might be hard to sew....I've been sewing for a while, but curves and circles still give me trouble:)
My original plan was to just sew the letters onto the shirts, but when I laid them out on the white shirts they were really hard to read.
I pulled a little bit of black felt from my fabric stash and decided that they looked 100 times better against the black fabric. I simple cut the felt big enough for the letters, sewed the letters onto the felt, then sewed around the edges of the felt to attach it to the shirt. I also used my monogram machine and some orange thread to add the words "smell my" to Eli's shirt.






Now I just need to find the time to finish making their Halloween costumes!

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16 comments:

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Your boys are so precious! I really love the way the shirts came out. The black felt was definitely the trick to make them pop.

Kelly said...

Cute idea! Love the trio!

Kelli said...

First...they are growing too fast...they look like such big boys in that last picture. These shirts are a hoot...especially Eli.

Kmama said...

Those are adorable!! I love that Eli got the "Smell my feet" shirt.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

so cute!

Karie @ The HoB said...

LOVE the shirts!!! And your boys are adorable!

Richella said...

These are awesome! I just love it when you show all three of your fellows!

Good call on the black felt. Makes me wonder. . . could the felt be removed and re-sewn onto new white shirts for next year??

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What adorable boys & the shirts are great!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love brothers with a sense of humor! ;) What a cute idea, Kelli. :) Pinning this!

Paula said...

So cute! I like the contrast of the Halloween fabric against the black felt. You are sure to get compliments on this project!

The Wilsons said...

How adorable! The smell my feet is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

You're so good!! And they are so cute!!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

They look so cute in their shirts!

Sassy Sites! said...

This is a CUTE idea!! I featured it today over at Sassy Sites! I love it! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Joanna said...

So cute!! And even if you didn't have the 3rd you could still do the trick or treat! Love it!

Myya said...

These are brilliant & seriously funny! Love them!!!

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