Birthday Boy T-Shirts

Make birthday t-shirts to match party decor.  By Girl in the Garage

At my house we’re gearing up for a big celebration this weekend – our boys’ birthday party!  Their birthdays are only 6 days apart so we have a joint party every year.  They are turning 3 and 4, and it’s such a fun stage.  They’re always wanting to learn new things, asking a million questions, and being downright silly.  They are best friends (except when they both want the same toy).

I have some fun decorations planned for their party and wanted to take it a step further and make them birthday t-shirts.  I’m not a fan of the “It’s my birthday” shirts that can only be worn one day, so I decided to make shirts with a number for their age so they can be worn all year, or until they’ve outgrown them.

Here’s what you’ll need to make something similar:

– Plain t-shirt (a light color is best; I bought mine from Hobby Lobby for about $3.50 each)

– Printer transfer paper

– Iron

Supplies for making birthday party t-shirts.  By Girl in the Garage

A good friend of mine from Kiyomi Designs made the graphics and I added the 3 and 4 with PicMonkey.  Then I printed the images on the transfer paper according to the package directions.  (I’m hoping the big 3 and 4 will subliminally keep people from asking if they’re twins every time we go out!)

Mirrored image transfer for birthday t-shirts.  By Girl in the Garage

Then I ironed the images onto the shirts and that was it!

I couldn’t wait to see the boys in their birthday shirts, so I had them try them on for a few pictures.  And if you’ve ever tried to take a picture of a couple of (almost) 3 or 4 year old’s, you know it’s next to impossible to get them to cooperate.  So here’s a few interesting shots I got…

Boys in DIY birthday shirts to match their party decor.  By Girl in the Garage

Boys in DIY birthday shirts to match their party decor.  By Girl in the Garage

Boys in DIY birthday shirts to match their party decor.  By Girl in the Garage

Hopefully I’ll get some better photos at their party. (sigh)

But I kind of like definitely love their silly faces and all their boundless energy.

I’ll fill you in with the party details and share all the fun decor in a few days!


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9 Comments on Birthday Boy T-Shirts

  1. Samantha
    April 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Great job on the shirts. The boys look so cute in them. Happy Birthday boys!

    • Jen
      April 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm (5 years ago)

      Samantha, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. They’ve been asking for months about their birthdays, we’ll definitely have a fun time!

  2. Amanda - The Anti Mom
    April 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

    adorable! i was just introduced to the wonderful world of printable transfers! made my nieces and daugther shirts for a disney trip! they are great-and very cost effective too!
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    • Jen
      April 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Amanda! I agree- and you can personalize them however you want. I’m sure I will be making more in the future!

  3. Christina
    April 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm (5 years ago)

    These turned out so adorable on the shirts and the boys look great! 🙂

    • Jen
      April 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you Christina! I can’t wait to share their party too! 🙂

  4. Sue
    April 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm (5 years ago)

    How adorable!

  5. Lisa
    April 15, 2013 at 10:40 am (5 years ago)

    The shirts (and definitely the boys!) are too cute! I have 4 and 3 year old boys as well – amazing we have any time for creative projects and blogging, hey?
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    • Jen
      April 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm (5 years ago)

      I KNOW! We’re overachievers. 😉


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