After I made the twins special shirts for Valentine’s Day, every time I get out the iron, they ask me if I’m making them special shirts. So when Cricut sent out a challenge to whip up some fun tees… I thought, ‘why the heck not!?’. I had this idea of making a ‘boys will be boys’ t-shirt a while back but then completely forgot about it. When I spotted a font with that exact name… I ran with it. And as for the girls one… raise your hand if you want to start singing when you read that!?
Can I make a confession? In 7th grade, I totally did an air band performance to ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ with my little sister and a couple friends. It was pretty awful- we had hula hoops and crimped hair and black nail polish. I’ll leave you with that gem.
So anyway… these shirts are crazy simple to make. Most of my designs you need to import to your Design Space, but for this one- you are just using a font that they already have in there called, ‘boys will be boys’. I love this font because it has the aesthetic of a thin, all caps modern font- but it’s got some tilted letters thrown in to make it perfect for kiddos.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- T-Shirts (you can go with any colour, I just did a late night trip to Walmart so my selection was limited)
- Iron on Flocked Vinyl (this stuff is the bomb!)
- Cricut Explore Air or other cutting machine
Alright, for this one there’s two ways to make the magic. The first is to just use my design that’s loaded up right here. The second is to make it your own (great if you want different wording): open up your design space, add text, type in your phrases, alight left, and choose ‘Boys will be Boys’ for the font. I only printed one at a time so I could do them in different colours (just toggle the little eye to turn one off to print separately. Any time you’re doing an iron on- make sure you check the little box to turn it reverse. And my last tip of wisdom (from doing it wrong, of course) is to make sure to put the shiny plastic down against your mat so you actually cut the vinyl! Use an iron on medium heat to iron them on (about 30 seconds), then wait until cool to peel back the protective plastic.
That’s it! The kids think they’re pretty fun and they are loving the fuzzy letters. I can’t get over how pro the flocked vinyl looks on shirts. I’m sure they’ll get lots of wear out of them (especially since I did a classic mom move and bought the shirts two sizes two big). These shirts are so much fun for siblings, but I think they’re especially rad for twins. There’s not much great twin wear out there that I’m not embarrassed to put my kids in. So I’ll just keep making my own :)
Oh, and for any of you that think my kids smile for the camera all the time… I’ll leave you with this gem. This is about 97% of the photos I get of them- goofy faces all around!
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