Fourth Of July Shirts

24 Jun

Independence Day is 2 weeks away and I thought it would be fun to make some cute 4th of July shirts for my girls using the new Rhinestone kit from Silhouette. This was a promotional post I wrote as a contributor for Somewhat Simple.

4th Of July Shirts

 This first one featuring the statue of liberty and text “Home of the Free” 

4th Of July Shirts

 

This was the more difficult of the two. I don’t yet own the Silhouette Designer Software, which means my rhinestone designs are currently limited to only pre-made designs. I wasn’t settling for that, so I free handed the rhinestones for my Statue of Liberty torch. What I did was open a rhinestone design, ungroup each dot and manually move it to the torch. I cut it separately from the rest of the Statue of Liberty, of course, and did my layering on top after I had ironed on the vinyl first. I thought that was pretty genius of me. I wouldn’t do it for a large project though- too time consuming! The font I used for this shirt is a free download from dafont.com called “American Donut”. It has stars inside each letter, I thought that was pretty cute. 

My 1 month old’s onesie:

4th Of July Shirt

This one was so much easier. I purchased the firework rhinestone design from Silhouette. I ungrouped the design, and deleted the stick portion of the design. The next steps my husband did! He knew I was waiting to work on this project, so while I was away on an appointment he came up with a nice surprise for me- finishing my project! Using the box tool,  he made 3 boxes. In the middle box, he created a star shape and pasted it all over. Using a font box, he added “2012” to the bottom box. Adorable, right? He is so creative, and cute… mostly cute. With the spark being rhinestone and the stick being vinyl, we had a pretty darn cute onesie going on here. To complete the project, we added “Lil’ Firecracker” underneath using the same font as the previous shirt.
Dressing up for holidays has become a thing for my small family, and showing off my own creations is an added bonus 🙂 Do you or your family put something special on for holidays?

5 Responses to “Fourth Of July Shirts”

  1. Ruth at number 29 June 29, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    Briiliant! and so professional looking!

  2. Amber @ Recipes We Love June 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    very cute!

  3. marissa July 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    these turned out darling. I hope you’ll stop by and add this and any other posts you’re proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  4. Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.com July 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Mandy,
    These turned out so cute! I really NEED a Cameo! Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog! 😀

    ~Stephanie

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