I don’t know about you guys, but October has been super busy around here! We’ve been packing our weekends with fall festivals, pumpkin festivals, apple picking, and all sorts of fall fun. My kids have already had a couple opportunities to wear their costumes, but for those times when they want to be festive and Halloween-y, but they can’t wear their costumes, I whipped up these cute DIY Halloween shirts for less than 5 bucks each!
This is the same method I use to make birthday shirts for my twins each year. The nice thing about this method is you can adapt it for any holiday or occasion, you just have to change the color of the tshirt, the fabric, and the shape.
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(I bought everything at Walmart, but linked some similar products on Amazon below.)
- black long sleeve tee
- Halloween fabric (I bought a fat quarter for 97 cents and had some left over after 2 shirts)
- Heat ‘n’ Bond
- pumpkin shape
Iron the Heat ‘n’ Bond to the back side of your fabric. Follow the directions on the back of the package to see how long to iron. Make sure the piece of Heat ‘n’ Bond is big enough to trace your design onto.
Trace your design onto the Heat ‘n’ Bond. I was doing two shirts, so I traced two pumpkins. You’ll only need one if you’re just doing one shirt.
Cut the pumpkins out. You’ll have two layers: fabric and Heat ‘n’ Bond. Below is the back of one of my pumpkins (on the left), where you see the white Heat ‘n’ Bond. On the right is the front, where you can see the fabric.
Peel the paper off the back of your design.
Iron design to front of shirt. That’s it! You’re done!
Easy right? I think it took me less than 10 minutes to do both shirts. And they came out so cute!
I love to dress my twins in matching or coordinating clothes, and I’m going to do it now, while they still let me! They look so adorable when they match!
This project is so easy and quick, you could get it done in no time and have a cute Halloween shirt for your little one in time for Halloween!
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Happy Halloween, and happy crafting!