Speech Bubble T-shirts have been on my mind ever since I came across some Martha Stewart Chalkboard paint a few months ago. The paint declares itself good for a variety of surfaces so I threw it in the shopping cart thinking I’d whip up a few t-shirts and see how they turned out. Thank goodness for the Handmade Gifts For Boys series because here we are several months later and I still hadn’t gotten to try this idea out. Yay, for blog series motivation. What boy doesn’t want everyone to know what’s on their mind, right? Give your favorite little guy the gift of communication this Christmas with a handmade shirt he can personalize.
Here’s how to make a shirt of your own:
-Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint
Let dry and peel away your freezer paper for a ready made, conversational canvas.
Here’s our blank canvas waiting for inspiration. My favorite Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers(affiliate) are perfect for writing or drawing on the chalkboard paint. Funny enough, since I’ve been holding on to this idea for months, when we started the photo shoot, the little guy and I totally blanked out on what to write on the shirt.
He wanted to write his name, while I racked my brain for cool and funny quotes to write. Here’s what we ended up with until I remembered the Boy Shirt Graphics Pinterest board where I’ve been collecting all the cool and funny shirt ideas I stumble upon. Ahem, we’ll chalk up the delay in memory to the fact that I hadn’t finished my first cup of copy. Anyway . . . I can’t wait to see the brother’s faces when they open this present. That is, after I explain what they’re for and all.
Now go on over and get your free teddy bear jacket pattern from If Only They Would Nap.
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