DIY Easter Peeps T- Shirt + Pinspiration Friday!


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Hello to all my {PEEPS}!  Thanks for joining us on our journey today!  We hope to bring you not only a {FABULOUS} project but introduce you to Pinspiration Friday!  Each Friday we will showcase our favorite Pinterest finds for the week and, if all works out, choose a project to complete each week from our Pinterest board.  Today’s topic is all about {PEEPS}!

Peep T-Shirt + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

Now that you’ve seen the big project reveal for our Hanging With My Peeps T-Shirt, let us give you the low-down on where to go to find the full tutorial.  This week we received our inspiration from A Glimpse Inside‘s post “Hanging with my Peeps” Vinyl Shirt Tutorial + GIVEAWAY.  They have great posts and we love following them on Pinterest.

If you’ve worked with Heat Transfer Vinyl before, this project will be a cinch to put together!  I’ll warn you, though, that grass is a real pain to weed {LOL}.  Here is a list of supplies you’ll need:

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze

For the Heat Transfter Vinyl, we took Allison’s (A Glimpse Inside) advice and ordered Siser Stripflock from Expressions Vinyl. They have a great selection and their prices are very competitive. Here’s the colors we chose: Pink, Pale Blue, Purple and Lemon Yellow for the {PEEPS}, then Green for the grass.  For the wording, we ordered Siser Easyweed in Black and used KG Luck of the Irish from  The {PEEPS} and grass are available for purchase in the Silhouette Online Store.

There are only a few differences between our project and A Glimpse Inside.  Mainly, she ironed on her {PEEPS} individually, using a ruler to line each one up exactly.  We tend to have a more relaxed approach… and a lot less patience {LOL}.  So I slapped all my {PEEPS} on there at the same time and gave it a good ironing.  It helps me to see all the {PEEPS} on at the same time to measure my spacing.

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze
Next, I layered both the grass and the phrase, followed by another hug from the iron.

Hanging With My Peeps Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV T-Shirt by My Paper Craze
If this is your first experience with HTV, I strongly suggest testing a small area BEFORE you attempt the full project.  Pull out an old shirt and experiment a little as it can take a few tries to get the technique down.  For example, I prefer to iron on my tile floor OR on a stool.  This allows me to apply the most pressure when ironing.  A countertop will work just as well, but it is a matter of comfort and preference.  HTV is not a forgiving medium, so better safe than sorry.  I ruined three brand new t-shirts and a whole roll of HTV before I got the hang of it!

Also, if you are ironing on more than one item at a time, there a just a few things to keep in mind:

  • Are you overlapping?  If so, iron these on separately (such as with the {PEEPS} and the grass.
  • Is my HTV making full contact with the fabric?  This should be YES.

So what other Pinspiration do we have for you today?  Jump on over to our Where My Peeps At? Pinterest board and give it a stroll.  As you can see, it is very {PEEP-TASTIC}.  Centerpieces, t-shirts, banners, cards, scrapbook pages… there’s tons of inspiration to be found!  Once you choose your project, give us a shout and let us know how it goes!  We’d love to share your Pinterest project with all our readers and possibly even feature you on next week’s Pinspiration Friday post!  How exciting!  Ready… Set… PIN!

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40 thoughts on “DIY Easter Peeps T- Shirt + Pinspiration Friday!

  1. Love this, Glenna! I really need to get a Silhouette so I can tackle some of these awesome projects!

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 1:16 am Reply

      Thanks Tasha! Be careful if you get a Silhouette, you’ll be putting vinyl on everything in the house. lol

  2. Cathy March 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply

    This is such a cute idea for a t-shirt… love it… Caty

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

      Thanks Cathy! We love it so much, we’re going back for more shirts today, lol! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

  3. Vicki Lesage March 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

    That is too cute!!!

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm Reply

      Thanks Vicki! I enjoyed your recap of The Walking Dead, glad to find another zombie fan!

  4. Jenna Brussee (@aSavoryFeast) March 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm Reply

    This is so cute! What a great idea for Easter.

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm Reply

      Thanks so much! We appreciate the compliment and you taking the time to check us out!

  5. Aubrey @ 53 Weeks March 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Nothing says Easter like Peeps! Very cute!!

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Aubrey! We do love crafting with them… almost as much as eating them! Thanks for taking time to stop by!

  6. Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse March 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm Reply

    This is a super-cute tee, perfect for the kids at Eastertime. We don’t eat peeps in our house, so this is a great alternative to incorporate pastel colored bunnies!

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm Reply

      Thank you Renee. We eat way too many peeps this time of year. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  7. Georgia March 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm Reply

    “Hanging with my peeps”. How cute!!

    • mypapercraze March 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm Reply

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  8. Neva Fels (RetirefortheFunofit) March 30, 2014 at 5:23 am Reply

    I love the peeps craft idea. I can’t wait to try this for Easter.

    • mypapercraze March 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm Reply

      Thanks! I hope you do try it. I love making shirts for the grandkids.

  9. This Ole Mom March 31, 2014 at 1:11 am Reply

    very cute shirt. thanks for sharing! I need one of those machines!!
    Kim ~ This ole Mom

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 2:31 am Reply

      Thanks Kim! The Silhouette and vinyl are very addicting.

  10. Kristen (Mommy in SPORTS) March 31, 2014 at 1:40 am Reply

    What a cute shirt! A great way to get into the spring and Easter spirit!

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 2:30 am Reply

      Thanks Kristen! My granddaughter is going to love it.

  11. Winnie March 31, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply

    This is sooooooooo cute!
    We don’t celebrate Easter, but I’d wear these anyway – I like these t-shirts ­čÖé

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm Reply

      I know, Winnie, I double that sentiment! And the HTV is so versatile, I’m always looking for new shirts for the kids!

  12. Marni Mutrux March 31, 2014 at 1:01 pm Reply

    That is so, so cute! I want one for my little man.

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Thanks, Marni! I pinned some more “boyish” ones on our Pinterest board that I’m going to try out for our boys! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Kristen March 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm Reply

    this is too cute! I want one for all of us!

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Thanks, Kristen! This is definitely a fun shirt for all ages, I’m totally making one for myself, too! Glad you could stop by!

  14. Alicia March 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Aaaahhhhh!!! I have a Silhouette and I LOVE it. I’m a creature of habit though, so rarely step out of my comfort zone with it- I can’t WAIT to try something like this! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!!!

    • mypapercraze March 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm Reply

      No problem! We love trying new things with our Silhouette, you really can’t go wrong {LOL}. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. DeDivahDeals April 2, 2014 at 12:47 am Reply

    What a great idea for the little ones. Thanks for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty.

  16. whoodatowljewelry April 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Love this idea & am going to try my hand at doing it with craft paint. I’ve done a few tshirts before this way using wax paper. Thanks for sharing! ~Jamie

    • mypapercraze April 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Jamie! Yes this design would be perfect with craft paint.

  17. Kristina and Millie April 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Super cute! I love the little saying “hoping with my peeps” too funny. Thanks for linking up on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • mypapercraze April 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm Reply

      Thanks, Kristina and Millie! It sure was a fun project! Looking forward to this Sunday’s link-up!

  18. Laurie April 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

    • mypapercraze April 5, 2014 at 2:43 am Reply

      Thanks Laurie! I’ll be uploading to my craft room soon.

  19. […] and can’t wait to share the fun with you! ┬áLast week we visited our {PEEPS} with our cute Hanging With My Peeps T-shirt. ┬áThis week, we’ll make a matching accessory… a DIY TUTU EASTER BASKET! […]

  20. Handmade Features | Ladybug Blessings April 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm Reply

    […] about this Peeps shirt from My Paper Craze?┬á I would feel a little ridiculous wearing it, but on a little boy or girl??┬á […]

  21. […] 3. DIY Easter Peeps T- Shirt from My Paper Craze […]

  22. […] and can’t wait to share the fun with you! ┬áLast week we visited our {PEEPS} with our cute Hanging With My Peeps T-shirt. ┬áThis week, we’ll make a matching accessory… a DIY TUTU EASTER BASKET! […]

  23. betsywine April 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply

    So cute!! Love these t-shirts!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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