How to Make Patriotic Shirts

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I love enjoying the summer sun, going to the parade, watching the hot dog eating contest, and of course the fireworks! Sometimes it is hard to find just the right patriotic shirts for my family to wear. I feel like a lot of them are really cheesy, or super trashy. So, I have to rely on myself and make my own! I will show you how to make patriotic shirts, too!

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How to Make a Shirt With Many Types of Vinyl: 100 Day of School Shirt

It was the 100 day of school recently and we had to make a shirt with 100 of something on it. When I talked with my kindergartner, she instantly knew she wanted 100 hearts on her shirt! Instead of cutting and gluing 100 hearts on a shirt, I wanted to make a shirt that she could wear again and again… without totally wasting a shirt.

100 Day of School Shirt Idea

100 Day of School Shirt with 100 Hearts

This shirt looks a lot more complicated to make than it actually was. Here is what I used to make the 100 day of school shirt… [Read more…]

Curls Gone Wild Shirt Design Download

Having daughters that are 5 years apart makes it a little tricky when I want them to wear matching outfits. I have been lucky to find some really cute matching outfits, but sometimes my options are little to non existent. Thankfully, it is really easy to make matching shirts with iron on vinyl! That is exactly what I did when I made these adorable “Curls Gone Wild” shirts for my two curly haired little munchkins.

Curly Hair Shirts on

I love just how easy making custom shirts can be with just a little vinyl and my Silhouette machine. I whipped these out in less than an hour and you would never know that they were handmade! [Read more…]

DIY Falling Lego Blocks Shirt & GIVEAWAY!

After seeing the Lego Movie, we officially caught Lego fever at our house. We already had plenty of Lego toys before seeing the movie, but as soon as we saw it, Harper couldn’t get enough of her Legos. To celebrate her new found love of Lego bricks, I decided to make her the cutest little t-shirt you have ever seen.

DIY Falling Lego Block Shirt on

I was inspired to make a shirt with falling Lego bricks because that is literally what it is like when you are playing Legos with a toddler. There are Legos EVERYWHERE! I feel like there are falling Lego bricks everywhere you look so I wanted to embrace that and create a fun design on her shirt like that too. Honestly, I had no idea how cool this shirt would turn out. My husband even wants one in his size. The best part? It is probably the easiest thing I have ever designed out of vinyl too! It is totally a beginner project.

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What I Wore: When a grown woman wears a tutu

Photo Credit: Cliq Photography by Ann @ann_cliqphotography

Purple net skirt and t-shirt on www.girllovesglam

Have you ever been online shopping and you see something on the site and think, “Yeah, I could pull that off! Choosing this item is a great idea” and then it comes in the mail and you have a small freak out moment thinking, “What on earth will I wear this with? I am too old for this!”… No? Well it happened to me. With this skirt. When it came in the mail, it instantly looked like a tutu to me. Maybe that is because my daughter has a tutu type skirt that is the exact same color and fabric as my skirt. It hung in my closet for about 2 weeks. I didn’t know what on earth I would wear with it.

Mint Green Converse All Star Shoes outfit on

Then these mint green Converse shoes came in the mail and it dawned on me… Wearing a purple net skirt doesn’t mean it is a tutu. It can be a fun, twist on the everyday outfit that I normally wear with a t-shirt. I knew this outfit was going to be pure perfection once I found the right tee.

Killin' It Tee featured on

Bam! Now I knew I could pull off the tutu. I wasn’t trying to be a fairy princess. I was literally killin’ it.

Skirt with Converse shoes

Then when I went to shoot what had quickly become my newest favorite outfit, the wind came. It came in a big way. Like a “it feels like a freaking tornado” kind of way. It was then that I realized that life is too short to take it too seriously. Life is meant to be fun. Life is meant to be a little weird. Life is meant to goofy. That is exactly what came through with this outfit and photo shoot in general and now I am grateful for that 50 mile an hour wind and the weird faces it made me make.

Purple tutu with tshirt and converse outfit on

Shirt: c/o StyleLately | Skirt: c/o SheInside (Similar) | Shoes: c/0 Rack Room Shoes | Earrings: Kohl’s (similar) | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)

Now to tell you more about these fabulous shoes! Have you ever been to Rack Room Shoes? They are the bomb. They have really high quality shoes for great prices. They also have a rewards program that offers discounts and coupons and $15 in rewards for every $200 you spend. When you are buying shoes for the whole family, that can really add up to some major savings!

Another cool thing that Rack Room Shoes is doing, is they are looking for real customers to model their shoes! Rather than hiring professional models, they host an annual Models Wanted contest. They invite families to enter for a chance to win a trip to a photo shoot, and to be featured in their ads! Isn’t that the coolest? You can find more information about them on their website!


Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt Tutorial

Are you as excited for Spring as I am? I am not only excited about the warm weather, but I am excited about the fashion that comes with the warmer weather! I love all of the colors that start showing up in clothing during the Spring. My favorite combination lately has been mint and gold. I think it is the perfect combination for the Spring! I wanted a shirt that had both of those colors in it, but couldn’t find one. So what did I do? I made my own of course! Wouldn’t you?

DIY Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt

The best part about this shirt is that it is so dang easy to make! To make your own, you need…

DIY Polka Dot Shirt

*Mint paint. I mixed these two different Martha Stewart colors because I didn’t find a perfect mint that I liked.

*Gold paint. I mixed these two gold paint colors to create the color I wanted.

*Round sponge brushes

*White shirt. Mine is a Hanes men’s v neck shirt. If you don’t already know this secret, the men’s v neck Hanes shirts are THE BEST v neck shirts ever.

How to Make a polka dot shirt

Making this shirt is really easy. Just dip the sponge brush into the paint and tap the majority of the paint off of it onto the side of the bowl. Then put a dot onto the shirt. Make sure that you put cardboard in your shirt so it doesn’t bleed through. Something I discovered later, is that this shirt would look awesome if you paint the inside and then wear it right side out with the polka dots peeking through. It looks kind of like a burnt out tee. I just eyeballed how far apart to make the polka dots because I wanted it to be a little more whimsical, and less straight and perfect. I traded off doing mint and gold rows, but you could do any sort of pattern or no pattern at all if you wanted too. I think any assortment of these two colors would be amazing.

DIY Polka Dot Shirt Tutorial

Go along your entire shirt and let the paint dry. Keep in mind that the paint will probably change colors a little bit as it dries. My gold paint lightened up a lot after it dried, which is what I was hoping for.

DIY Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt

After your paint is dry, you can rock your new creation and feel all ready for Spring!

If you need your nails to match your new shirt, try this tutorial for this Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art too!

Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art

Romwe Black Lace Shirt Giveaway

Romwe Black Lace Shirt Giveaway

Romwe has an awesome deal on this black lace shirt tomorrow and to celebrate, they are giving one away to one of you lucky readers! The shirt will be $11.99 and in addition to that deal, you can take 10% off when you use the coupon code 10offblacklace when you buy it on March 27th!

To enter…

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1 winner will be picked on March 31st at midnight MST!

DIY Gym Shirt

Lately, I have seen women in really cute gym shirts that have funny or motivational sayings on them. I have looked a few of them up online to buy my own, but they are way too expensive for me! I don’t want to invest a lot of money on my gym clothes, but I do think it is important to feel good about yourself while you are working out. That is why I decided to make my own gym shirt!


To make your own, you need…


*Heat transfer vinyl

*Vinyl cutter and software


Gym shirt

(Sorry this picture is so tiny! I can’t make it any bigger for you guys!)

First, I made my image in my Silhouette software. Think of a saying you really like and create a design for your shirt. Before you cut it out on the vinyl, make sure you flip the words so they cut onto the vinyl backwards. Have your vinyl cutter cut your vinyl out.


Weed out your vinyl and place it on the shirt where you want it to be. Carefully iron it onto your shirt. Make sure to press down firmly and try to make it so the iron is touching each part of the vinyl for roughly 30 seconds.


Now you have a new favorite shirt to wear to the gym! Honestly, I felt like a million bucks wearing this to the gym!

What kinds of sayings would you put on a gym shirt?

Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt

Fall is almost here! The changing colors of leaves, the crisp air, and the constant smell of pumpkin clad food is just around the corner! I love it when my daughter has shirts for each season and holiday. It makes each time of the year a little more special. This year, I wanted to make her shirt for Fall, so I combined my love of the season, geometric prints, and all things vinyl to create the cutest little pumpkin shirt you’ve ever seen!

Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial on #fall #halloween #pumpkin #diy

I love it when home made items look like something that you would buy from a store. This is exactly how I feel about this shirt! It was SO easy to make too! To make your own, you need…

*Brown iron on vinyl

*Orange iron on vinyl

*Vinyl cutter

*Plain white tee shirt

houndstooth on silhouette studio

I used the Silhouette Studio software to create my design. First, I purchased a houndstooth print from the Silhouette store.

Pumpkin and houndstooth silhouette studio

Then, I found a silhouette image of a pumpkin and used the software to have it trace the image. I made it the size I needed it to be and put it on top of the houndstooth image.

Silhouette Studio Eraser tool

I used the eraser tool to erase all of the houndstooth parts that would go beyond the pumpkin image so that I wouldn’t waste vinyl and it would be easier to weed out.

houndstooth pumpkin silhouette studio

I also used the eraser tool to erase the stem off of the pumpkin. I then, cut the image out on the orange vinyl.

pumpkin stem

After that, I pulled up another image of the pumpkin and erased all of it except for the stem. I added another line to the bottom of it so it would cut out completely.

Houndstooth Pumpkin

I weeded the cut vinyl out and ironed it on the shirt! I was sure to put the stem on with the body so that it would all go together.

Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial

I really love the end result and I think the lucky owner of this new shirt does too!