Home Schooled Tees

I took on a task for my daughter, and what fun I had designing "Tees" for my grandsons. They live overseas and are Home Schooled. When Gina go's shopping she gets looks from others, "Why are your boys not in school" kinda looks. So we thought "if they had tees telling the story" others might understand "they don't go to public school".

I bought three tees in their sizes, with an added size for growth. 


I first cut cardboard to fit into each shirt, then using masking tape to give me a line to follow for the lettering.
At first I thought of 'free hand' painting the words, then thought better of that, I'm not that good with straight lines so I used the tape. I then found these really nice 'sponge letters' at Walmart and for the entire alphabet the price was only $2.98 and for someone who has trouble with lettering this was ideal. 


I used yellow fabric paint in a dish and dabbed the paint on the sponges then onto the tees. For the lettering "Home" I braved my skills and used "Metallic" fabric paint with a tip. The first try was a bit jittery but I managed to complete all three shirts with a "not too bad" look.  I did let the tees 'dry' for the night before putting on the little 'iron on' sports guy.

I'm happy to say "The tees turned out so cute"

Now being the fun loving Mom that I am, I had to add one last thing...I found whistles made like the sports balls the boys love so much... Gina may not like the noise but I think after years of my kids noise and always telling them to shush... now it's her turn.... sorry I have to laugh at this.. I call it "pay back".... the boys will love the whistles.....
I can't wait to see the photos of the boys in their Tees. 

I'm linking to this great party


Kristi Flanagan said...

So cute! I homeschool too - the tees are so fun - I like the little stick people!

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Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

They turned out so cute, Sandy. Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you liked the l'il angel. Now I have a grandson who's black & mexican - beautiful skin tones. Pretty soon he'll be asking Gramma to paint an angel that looks like him, I'm sure!

patinamarie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love those baby shoes too! I have collected a bunch through the years. Now, I just need more time to create!!!

Cute T's! Hopefully, now, eveyone will keep their opinionated looks to themselves! Lol

I can't wait for payback with my three sons too! Hubby and I have a list of "paybacks"....Hee hee


She'sSewPretty said...

What a great idea and they turned out so cute! I love giving noise makers to kids. My sister in laws hate the noise but I think it is so much fun!~

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Sandy,

What a great idea, that's a mom, always thinkin'

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am so happy for Jenny winning the ducky. If you decide you like what you see, sign up cause I'll have another drawing soon for summer.


Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a great idea! And they turned out perfectly! You did an amazing job! Love the whistles too :~)
Thank you for the visit and sweet comment! Made my day!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

XUE said...

Oops! I meant your daughter must be fabulous & lucky too, to have your support !

Dawn said...

Great idea and they turned out so cute. Loved your crossed stitched pillow too.

Amy said...

Fantastic project- way to support homeschooling!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your blog! I know about the questions and looks you get as a homeschooling mom. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

I love your blog! This t-shirt idea is great. Thanks for following my blog.

The Muse said...

you know what? those are fantastic!

Trish said...

GREAT shirts!!! What a fun Grandma you are!

too Blessed to Stress said...

Awesome tee shirts! two thumbs up for grandma!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments at "too Blessed to Stress" Hope you'll be back often :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Cheryl said...

What a cute idea. We homeschool too and now I want to make some of these!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

What a great idea! I love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
These T-Shirts have turned out brilliantly! I love the stamp effect. Much nicer than any "varsity"-shirt I have ever seen!;-)

Anonymous said...

Very cute and a great idea!

anne maskell said...

what a great idea!they turned out fantastic. I'm visiting from creative itch.

Bobbie said...

That is such a great idea! I have a link party on my blog on saturdays at I hope you can stop by the party is still going on :)

Misty said...

Very cute!!