Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Framed T-Shirt Art in 5 Minutes

Once upon a time there was a shirt.  

It was the cutest shirt this house had ever seen. 

And there was a boy, equally as cute, who wore it till the sleeves were a little lot too short.

So when it came time to do something else with it, I just couldn't bare to say farewell.

Instead, I asked our little monkey if I should frame it.

Of course, he loved that idea….

Until he saw what I did to the shirt.

Oh, the tears…
The pleading...“Why did you do that mommy?”...
Oh, the pounding of feet.

To make a few Miner adjustments to the shirt...

Cut the graphic out big enough for the opening of the mat.

Use packing tape to hold it in place on the mat. 

Put the back of the frame on and it's done.

And although there were tears shed for the loss of the shirt, the next week Monkey came up to me and said, "I really like that in a frame, Momma. Good job!"

And everyone, including the marshmallows, lived happily ever after.

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  1. What a cute idea! I never thought about doing that with a shirt.

    1. Thank you, Ericka! This was fun to make...and could really stay up all winter!

  2. What a cute idea. There will be many tears followed by many smiles about a whole host of things in the years ahead:):)

  3. I love any post that starts with....once upon a time there was a shirt. :)

    Just stopping by to wish you the merriest of Christmases!

    1. Thank you, KariAnne! I am just seeing this now....don't know how it got away from me! Happy New Year to you!

  4. what a great idea. maybe if i frame my hubbies old shirts he'll be okay with parting with them. lol. Thanks for linking up and featuring you tomorrow on the blog! hope to see you back tomorrow morning at 7am EST for another great link party!

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    2. Yay! Thank you, Jocie! I am so excited to be featured!

      And be prepared, your hubby might cry and kick and scream like my 5 year old if you cut up his t-shirts.


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