Bridal Party Iron on T Shirts
Mr. ICS and I have almost all of the bridal party gifts completely finished! The only ones that we had left were the ones for the junior bridesmaids and ring bearer. I’ve already purchased one gift for each of them (see below), but thought it would be nice to get them a little something extra.
Image via Asterias Bridal Shop on Etsy
Image via Sockprints Etsy Shop
The ICS ‘maids, as you might already know, will be donning beautiful bathrobes. The ICS men will be donning handsome wristwatches. In an effort to make the junior bridesmaids and ring bearer feel more integrated, I decided to purchase them gifts that would somewhat go along with the theme. I felt that purchasing robes and a watch for the youngsters would be a little unconventional, so I tried to think outside of the box.
After searching on Etsy for quite a while, I came across some adorable T-shirts (see below).
Image via Designs By Christine Etsy Shop
Image via Bride and Entourage Etsy Shop
I loved both of the styles that I found. They were super cute, and I thought all three of them would have really enjoyed receiving them as gifts. The T-shirts ran for about $15, not including shipping. So last weekend, I decided to venture off to Michaels in search of T-shirt making supplies to hopefully save some money.
I watched a few YouTube videos before I went, to make sure that I was purchasing products that had good reviews. Believe it or not, I’ve never made a T-shirt with iron-ons before. I was super duper nervous, too! I was really hoping the project wouldn’t be a total flop and waste of money. While I was there, I couldn’t decide which decals to purchase, so I purchased multiples. Here’s what I came home with:
Image via Michaels.com: Transfer Colored Paper for $9.99
Image via Michaels.com: Transfermations Flock Letters for $5.99
Image via Michaels.com: Black Glitter Letters for $5.99
Image via Michaels.com: Black T-shirt for $3.99, on sale for $1.99
Image via Michaels.com: Pink T-shirt for $3.99, on sale for $1.99
So, after purchasing all of my materials, it was time to get to work. First, I took a current T-shirt of mine (that happened to be a kids’ size—completely accidental, it was just the only size my company had l to see the spacing of the letters. I measured both horizontally from the sleeves and vertically from the collar. I laid out the letters on the the T-shirt first to check the spacing. Then, after my iron was fully heated, I laid an old pillow case over the top and pressed down evenly. I removed the iron from the shirt and letters, and VOILA! I couldn’t believe my eyes—it actually worked! No, it wasn’t perfect, but it would do. Here are the finished products. Sorry the photos aren’t better quality—I didn’t have any photo space left on my phone so I had to take them through Snapchat.
I’m quite pleased with the result, actually. Also, here’s the best part: the T-shirts on Etsy were about $15, not including shipping (varying in cost from $5.99–$8.99), but the final cost with materials used for these T-shirts was $6.99 each. Woohoo, over a 50% discount! Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
I hope the kiddos love them.
How about you, hive? Did you do any DIY projects for your bridal party gifts? If so, what did you do? If you didn’t DIY, what did you buy? Can’t wait to hear!