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DIY Easter Peeps T- Shirt + Pinspiration Friday!

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Hello to all my {PEEPS}!  Thanks for joining us on our journey today!  We hope to bring you not only a {FABULOUS} project but introduce you to Pinspiration Friday!  Each Friday we will showcase our favorite Pinterest finds for the week and, if all works out, choose a project to complete each week from our Pinterest board.  Today’s topic is all about {PEEPS}!

Peep T-Shirt + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

Now that you’ve seen the big project reveal for our Hanging With My Peeps T-Shirt, let us give you the low-down on where to go to find the full tutorial.  This week we received our inspiration from A Glimpse Inside‘s post “Hanging with my Peeps” Vinyl Shirt Tutorial + GIVEAWAY.  They have great posts and we love following them on Pinterest.

If you’ve worked with Heat Transfer Vinyl before, this project will be a cinch to put together!  I’ll warn you, though, that grass is a real pain to weed {LOL}.  Here is a list of supplies you’ll need:

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze

For the Heat Transfter Vinyl, we took Allison’s (A Glimpse Inside) advice and ordered Siser Stripflock from Expressions Vinyl. They have a great selection and their prices are very competitive. Here’s the colors we chose: Pink, Pale Blue, Purple and Lemon Yellow for the {PEEPS}, then Green for the grass.  For the wording, we ordered Siser Easyweed in Black and used KG Luck of the Irish from Dafont.com.  The {PEEPS} and grass are available for purchase in the Silhouette Online Store.

There are only a few differences between our project and A Glimpse Inside.  Mainly, she ironed on her {PEEPS} individually, using a ruler to line each one up exactly.  We tend to have a more relaxed approach… and a lot less patience {LOL}.  So I slapped all my {PEEPS} on there at the same time and gave it a good ironing.  It helps me to see all the {PEEPS} on at the same time to measure my spacing.

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze
Next, I layered both the grass and the phrase, followed by another hug from the iron.

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze
If this is your first experience with HTV, I strongly suggest testing a small area BEFORE you attempt the full project.  Pull out an old shirt and experiment a little as it can take a few tries to get the technique down.  For example, I prefer to iron on my tile floor OR on a stool.  This allows me to apply the most pressure when ironing.  A countertop will work just as well, but it is a matter of comfort and preference.  HTV is not a forgiving medium, so better safe than sorry.  I ruined three brand new t-shirts and a whole roll of HTV before I got the hang of it!

Also, if you are ironing on more than one item at a time, there a just a few things to keep in mind:

  • Are you overlapping?  If so, iron these on separately (such as with the {PEEPS} and the grass.
  • Is my HTV making full contact with the fabric?  This should be YES.

So what other Pinspiration do we have for you today?  Jump on over to our Where My Peeps At? Pinterest board and give it a stroll.  As you can see, it is very {PEEP-TASTIC}.  Centerpieces, t-shirts, banners, cards, scrapbook pages… there’s tons of inspiration to be found!  Once you choose your project, give us a shout and let us know how it goes!  We’d love to share your Pinterest project with all our readers and possibly even feature you on next week’s Pinspiration Friday post!  How exciting!  Ready… Set… PIN!

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40 Comments

  1. Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

    Love this, Glenna! I really need to get a Silhouette so I can tackle some of these awesome projects!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Tasha! Be careful if you get a Silhouette, you’ll be putting vinyl on everything in the house. lol

      Reply
  2. Cathy

    This is such a cute idea for a t-shirt… love it… Caty

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Cathy! We love it so much, we’re going back for more shirts today, lol! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

      Reply
  3. Vicki Lesage

    That is too cute!!!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Vicki! I enjoyed your recap of The Walking Dead, glad to find another zombie fan!

      Reply
  4. Jenna Brussee (@aSavoryFeast)

    This is so cute! What a great idea for Easter.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks so much! We appreciate the compliment and you taking the time to check us out!

      Reply
  5. Aubrey @ 53 Weeks

    Nothing says Easter like Peeps! Very cute!!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Aubrey! We do love crafting with them… almost as much as eating them! Thanks for taking time to stop by!

      Reply
  6. Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse

    This is a super-cute tee, perfect for the kids at Eastertime. We don’t eat peeps in our house, so this is a great alternative to incorporate pastel colored bunnies!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thank you Renee. We eat way too many peeps this time of year. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  7. Georgia

    “Hanging with my peeps”. How cute!!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  8. Neva Fels (RetirefortheFunofit)

    I love the peeps craft idea. I can’t wait to try this for Easter.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! I hope you do try it. I love making shirts for the grandkids.

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  9. This Ole Mom

    very cute shirt. thanks for sharing! I need one of those machines!!
    Kim ~ This ole Mom

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Kim! The Silhouette and vinyl are very addicting.

      Reply
  10. Kristen (Mommy in SPORTS)

    What a cute shirt! A great way to get into the spring and Easter spirit!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Kristen! My granddaughter is going to love it.

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  11. Winnie

    This is sooooooooo cute!
    We don’t celebrate Easter, but I’d wear these anyway – I like these t-shirts :)

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    1. mypapercraze

      I know, Winnie, I double that sentiment! And the HTV is so versatile, I’m always looking for new shirts for the kids!

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  12. Marni Mutrux

    That is so, so cute! I want one for my little man.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Marni! I pinned some more “boyish” ones on our Pinterest board that I’m going to try out for our boys! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  13. Kristen

    this is too cute! I want one for all of us!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Kristen! This is definitely a fun shirt for all ages, I’m totally making one for myself, too! Glad you could stop by!

      Reply
  14. Alicia

    Aaaahhhhh!!! I have a Silhouette and I LOVE it. I’m a creature of habit though, so rarely step out of my comfort zone with it- I can’t WAIT to try something like this! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!!!

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    1. mypapercraze

      No problem! We love trying new things with our Silhouette, you really can’t go wrong {LOL}. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  15. DeDivahDeals

    What a great idea for the little ones. Thanks for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty.

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  16. whoodatowljewelry

    Love this idea & am going to try my hand at doing it with craft paint. I’ve done a few tshirts before this way using wax paper. Thanks for sharing! ~Jamie whoodatowljewelry.com

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Jamie! Yes this design would be perfect with craft paint.

      Reply
  17. Kristina and Millie

    Super cute! I love the little saying “hoping with my peeps” too funny. Thanks for linking up on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Kristina and Millie! It sure was a fun project! Looking forward to this Sunday’s link-up!

      Reply
  18. Laurie

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Laurie! I’ll be uploading to my craft room soon.

      Reply
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  21. Marti

    This is so adorable and looks easy enough to make! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Show-licious Craft Party. Pinned to the party board. :)

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Marti! Yes it is very easy to make and my granddaughter will look adorable in it on Sunday! Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
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