I have a bit of a graphic tee obsession. Maybe it's the 13-year old in me, who used to buy witty, sarcastic shirts at Hot Topic on the reg (had a real goth phase for a hot minute — you're a trooper, mom), but there's nothing better than a comfy shirt that says something fun.
When I saw this DIY on Studio DIY, one of my favorite blogs, I immediately bought some iron-on letters. I could not wait to start making shirts! But then I sat on the supplies for months because I could not decide what to put on them. After plenty of time to brainstorm, and a bottle of wine that sped up the process, these shirts were born. Initially, we wanted to make Beyoncé-only shirts, but I already have a "I woke up like this" shirt and although you can definitely never have too many Bey-themed tees, I didn't wanna go "Black Swan" level.
So, I stuck to the basics — food and lady power. Thus, "Girl gang," "Cheese please," "Boy, bye (our Beyonce choice. "Slay" was a close second), and "Cat, snacks, crafts," our informal Freckle & Fair slogan. "Pizza queen" would've made the cut but I ran out of e's.
I'm in love with these new tees and they were crazy cheap to make! I'll be wearing them around the house all summer, paired with my hole-y yoga pants, or also out and about, paired with maxi skirts and cut-off shorts while I try to rock them along with the accompanying sweat stains. Share your photos with us on Instagram if you make your own, and be sure to share your own slogans!
- Iron-on letters (you can get them black or white!)
- T-shirts or tank tops! (we got ours at H&M and are especially obsessed with their $5 H&M Conscious crop tanks)
- Prep your ironing space. Lay your shirt on a flat surface (we used an ironing board) and space out your letters. The nice thing is that the letters don't stick, so you can move them around as much as you need! We preferred to space them out a bit. Place them shiny-side down.
- Heat up your iron. Once the letters are in place, place your iron on your letters for 15-20 seconds on the front, pressing firmly. Once you're finished, turn the shirt inside-out and iron for 15-20 seconds on the underside.
- You're ready to wear and go! Share your DIY T-shirt slogans in the comments. Also: Hang dry (and maybe hand wash) instead of putting in the dryer, or the letters will fall off!
Tip: The letter packs come with two of every letter, so if you have a slogan that has more than two of each letter (like "girl gang," which has 3 g's), grab a few extra packs. We bought 3 packs and made these four t-shirts and could still make more.
Photos and text © Katie Currid, 2016. All rights reserved. DIY tutorial adapted from Studio DIY (check out their other great shirt slogans!)