I know some of you are probably already out of school and if you are, hey, file this away for next year. Here in our neck of the woods we still have another one and a half weeks to go though. With that in mind my thoughts over the last week have turned to end of school year projects and teacher gifts. Lets tackle the former first shall we? This year I’m starting a new tradition with my oldest by making him this memory shirt.
It really couldn’t be an easier project. Everything I used I picked up at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
- Fun colored or white t-shirt (his choice of color) but light colors work best.
- Iron on letters
- Fabric markers
That’s it! Seriously, the hardest thing about this project was having to find my iron. Ok, maybe that and having to get the lettering straight. (Which I didn’t do a very good job with but I’m still pretty pumped at how this turned out).
All you need to do is wash/dry the shirt first and then iron on your letters. I spelled out Fourth Grade on this one but you could easily do a “Class of” type shirt with this too.
After I had the letters ironed on I sent my son in to school with the shirt and the fabric markers. The rest was up to him. He collected signatures and well wishes (and a few smiley faces) from his friends and teachers. I think he was a little skeptical when I first presented him with the idea but he said all his friends were really excited to sign his shirt. I can tell you he was all smiles about it when he came home from school with it signed.
Now he’s got a really fun and unique keepsake in the form of this memory shirt from his fourth grade year. I am so excited I did this with him and I will definitely be doing this with all my boys going forward as they go through grade school. What a fun way to remember their school years. Typically I would have chosen to send this shirt in with him on the last day of school but I cheated a little and sent it in early so I could share it with you 😉
Honestly I think kids of almost any age would think this is cool. It might even make a nice teacher’s gift too if you can coordinate to have an entire class sign a shirt for their teacher.
Thank you to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post. As always all ideas thoughts and opinions are 110% my own.