June 2, 2011

Father's Day Shirt

Several years ago I had a friend come to me with this "my DAD deserves a pat on the back" shirt idea -- we made "GRANDPA" ones too.   Get it? - hand prints on the back - clever, right?!?

 I embroidered the words on the front with my machine, but you could use iron-on transfer cut with a Silhouette/Cricuit, or even fabric markers (wouldn't that be cute if the kids' wrote it).  Kristen saw this sneak peek on facebook and mentioned freezer paper - that'd work too!

When I made the first version I outlined the handprints and had the kids' names on them:

But then we had another child join the ranks, so a new shirt was in order.   The handprints aren't near as nice, but I don't think it matters too much:
And here he is, super dad!  I'm sure he loves posing for the craft blog......
 Plenty of time before Father's Day -- go make one - you can do it!


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10 Fabulous Comments:

very cute idea!! I love it! Might be used in this house this year, think it is awesome!

OH MAN,I like it even better now that I've seen the handprints on the back! That really is great! Although I suggested freezer paper, I thought about that for about 2 minutes before I went to the Silhouette store and ordered heat transfer. ;)

Cuuuuute idea! Love those little handprints. :-)

Such a great Idea, I own a daycare center and we are going to do them for the Infant Dads!

How cute is that!!! Bet Dad loves it! :)

Oh I wish I had kids, this is such an amazing idea!

K, this is a perfect gift for dad or grandpa!! Super cute!!

Still loving our shirt. Mark wore it just a couple of days ago. Thanks again. They were a hit!!

This shirt is too cute! I showcased it on my blog with a link back to you. Thanks for sharing.

Johanna over @
Huggs and Kisses xo


I think I'll be doing this for the grandpas. I'll need to hire some help (aka aunt or grandma) to get my 2 month old's handprint though! :)

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