Ahh…family reunions. A time for family to squish together in a cabin and have lots of laughs, tears, scrapes, and cuts. And of course the matching shirts. What would a family reunions be with the traditional reunion T Shirt?
This year I decided to use the awesome heat transfer by Silhouette and the Silhouette cutter to make our shirts. I thought it would be a fun craft. I had big hopes and dreams about this activity, all of which were shot down once my baby entered the hospital. We didn’t even get to the reunion for the first day, the day we were supposed to do the shirts.
Anyway, I still want to show you the shirts, even though the design is very simple. And PS, I made shirts for 58 people. So you know that Silhouette can handle it. Not sure if my mom’s iron could though…
And oh, yes, that’s right! A preggo shot of yours truly. Can you guess which one is me? Hint: I’m the only one without a reunion shirt because the dang company messed up the tshirt order. Again. But seriously, there were 8 one-year-olds at this reunion and three pregnant women. This is where you can just go ahead and call us a typical Mormon family. But we all belong to our own husband. 🙂
Do you want to make your reunion shirts now? Here’s my advice:
- DONT order the shirts from Cheapestees.com. They’ve burned me twice now.
- DO have someone experienced overseeing all the ironing of the heat transfer. Not everyone in my family did it quite right and their shirts have kind of fallen apart.
- DO use the flocked heat transfer. It’s fuzzy and fun.
- DO make the child design a little smaller than the adult design.
- DO use the Silhouette if you have one. It’s just freaking awesome.
- DO spend some time on the design, but still make it fairly simple.
- DO read the instructions on the heat transfer…that will help a LOT.
- DONT get sick before you do it.