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Like all other parents, the first day of school holds special significance for me. It’s a sign of growth, of the passing of time, and like with everything else I try to make it very memorable. You may have seen the chalkboard signs I created… but I just HAD to do one more thing. That’s when the t-shirt idea became real. I have a great friend (Christine Hennessey) who has a machine that will cut iron-ons for you. I asked and she came through like a champ.
Firstly, before I continue, you can contact Christina and she will make you some for a reasonable fee (she has to cover her material costs). Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Just let her know what year your child(ren) will graduate and which years you need for the handprints.
So I got the letters from Christina, and my t-shirts from Michaels with coupons.
I peeled back the cover from the iron-ons and then cut them into their individual parts.
I then placed them on the shirts to see where I wanted them. I re-spaced them a few times, while trying to imagine how big their hands would get.
Then I ironed with a pillow-case between the iron and the transfer. The silver needed 6 more seconds than the black to stay put. I decided to put the smallest and largest handprints on the front so you can really see the difference.
I purchased fabric paint at Michaels when I was there so I just used that to make their marks.
Here is the end result! I love them.
Here they are in action!!! What fabulous memories!!
Here are some photos of the chalkboard plaques in action too for those who missed it!!! I will take orders (very limited) for boards if you email me at RocklandNYMom@yahoo.com.