Monday, February 13, 2012

Heartbreaker Tees for My Boys....

after all, have you seen these boys?  They are breaking hearts left and right.  Although, I am their mommy so I may be biased.

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Oh man I am a lucky woman to have such cute Valentines!!!

I meant to make these shirts earlier, but I never got around to it.  So I decided to make them today anyway since I think the boys can wear them anytime and they will be super cute on Valentine's Day.

They are SO easy to make.  You will need a tee shirt (I would suggest white, Bryce's shirt just says Heartbreaker because I couldn't see thought the grey stripe), the words Future Heartbreaker printed out in a size and font you like, a sharpie, some kind of red jersey knit (I have a drawer in my craft room where I put the kids old clothes that I think might come in handy for things like this, so my red jersey is an old pair of PJ bottoms), an iron and some of that wonder under fusible stuff.

Start by printing out the words.  Then tape the shirt to the window and tape the paper to the inside of the shirt.  I know this picture is very backlit, but that is the idea. 

Then take your Sharpie and trace the letters.  I like using an extra fine point first and then fill it in with a fine point Sharpie.  I think it gives cleaner lines. 

Then iron the sharpie to really set it and get the shirt all nice and flat.  Have I told you before I have ironing issues???  I iron almost EVERYTHING.  Just not underwear, bedding, and towels.  (oh and socks... that would just be crazy.  Unless you happen to iron your socks and then it is totally normal.)  Anyway, yes iron it nice and hot and really well.  This will keep the sharpie from running when you wash it.  oh and wash them in cold water.

For the heart I cut out a little template, ironed some iron on adhesive on the back side of the red knit, pinned on the heart, and cut it out.

Then just cut the break in the heart and iron that bad boy on.  Now, I chose to do a quick running stitch along the outside to really hold it down, but depending on the iron on stuff you used you may not have to sew it down.  My theory is "if it is for a boy you had better make it tough."

After all, hearts are not the only things they break. :)

I didn't make a tee for Emma (She already has like 4 Valentine's Day type tees) but I still had to include her in the photoshoot. Note her extreme lack of teeth.  The two on the top are totally gone and the two on the bottom are just barely coming back in.

I hope you are all ready for the BIG day tomorrow.  I know I will be up very late getting things ready.  


  1. Adorable t-shirts -- a great idea! And your children are just gorgeous!

  2. Your children are adorable. The shirts are great too. I'm your newest follower. Stop by and check me out.

  3. So cute! They really are going to be heart breakers!!!!

  4. ohhhhh my goodness your kids are SO SOO cute. I am sure you hear that all of the time but I am guessing that it doesn't get old to hear! :o) they are all going to be heart breakers no question! I love the shirts you made... seriously love them!!!! Thanks for the great inspiration! Someday when I have little ones..... these are going to happen!
    And thanks for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  5. Super cute shirts! I made two outfits for my girls for Valentine's Day and non for my boys! Bad mommy! I am pinning this idea for next year. Thanks!

  6. Those boys are going to steal the hearts of many girls.

  7. love the shirts! the models help too ;) and the saying make justice to them! ;)
    saw you on simple home life party!

  8. Ohhhhh! Your children are SO adorable! And so are those shirts! I can't believe the words are done with Sharpie! Fantastic job...great photos too. I'd loooove for you to share here:

  9. How could I not click on this thumbnail over at Shabby Creek's linky party? Such adorable heart-breakers they are ... and will be!



  10. cuuuuuute!!! All your kids are adorable too! I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

  11. YOU have the most gorgeous kids!

  12. I LOVE this idea! I have five boys and they all need one of these shirts! I also save old clothes for those very reasons! It sounds like we have alot in common - I am new to your blog and love it! Come visit me if you'd like at Thanks!

  13. Too cute - the t-shirts and the kids! : )