Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Initial Tee's

We have a lot of Christmas traditions.
Christmas Eve breakfast and then ornament shopping, getting three gifts from Santa like the three gifts that Baby Jesus received from the Wise Men, making Gingerbread Houses and Cookie Cutter Men {that's what Eli calls gingerbread men}, new Christmas PJ's....and the list goes on and on! 

One tradition I started a few years ago was making the boys a cute new Christmas shirt to wear during all the fun holiday festivities. You can see some of their shirts from years past here, here, and here

This year I decided to go a little bit funky/non-traditional with their shirts, and I think they turned out SUPER cute {though I don't think Jason was very fond of the yellow chevron fabric I used because he said it wasn't really Christmas-y.} Oh well, the boys got a ton of compliments on their shirts when they wore them for pajama day at school last week! Even thought Eli's not in the picture, he has a shirt too...he just didn't want to wear his new pajamas the day that Henry and Grant wore theirs to school:)
I started with some green long sleeve tee's that picked up at Target for around $4. I dug through my fabric stash and found some cute fabrics that would match the boys new Christmas pajama pants. I ended up with yellow & white chevron fabric, red felt, and just a little bit of green & white polka dot fabric. I grabbed a few bowls from the kitchen and used them to trace circle on the chevron fabric and the felt. Then I printed out each of the boys' initials and used spray adhesive to attach them to the polka dot fabric. I layered the circles, added the initial on top, and sewed everything into place. I used spray adhesive to attach the whole thing to the shirts, then I sewed the biggest circle to the shirts. 

 Oh and did I mention I procrastinated these until the night before the boys needed to wear them, so I whipped up three of these in about an hour...yep that's how simple they are to make, and what a huge procrastinator I am! SUPER simple and SUPER cute Christmas Initial Tee's! 
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9 comments:

Nichol said...

Kelli you are such a cool mom:) We have a few traditions as well. We get new Pjs on Christmas Eve for everyone, sprinkle reindeer dust and make gingerbread cookies as well:)

Iowa Sunshine said...

your boys are darling -- so handsome. the shirts are fun ... great idea for the holiday!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Those shirts are cute, but do you know what is the MOST adorable?? Your boys! Oh my goodness! They just get cuter and more handsome all the time.

I love that you have so many traditions. I LOVE traditions!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I just love traditions. I think it's one of the things I love about holiday time. The shirts ARE super cute!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Aw, you have the best t-shirts, Kelli! They look so cute!!

Dee said...

How fun! Who said they could grow that big?

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

They turned out cute!

Kelli said...

Simple. You are so cute...this probably would take me all day. I love how they turned out...great jammies.

Joanna said...

I love the little bit of "funkiness" you added to them! Very hip!

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