DIY CONVERSATION HEARTS TODDLER TEE
I just couldn't let Valentine's pass without at least one conversation hearts DIY!
For this project, I up-cycled a plain white shirt belonging to my girl, and gave it a makeover for Valentine's Day. But you can also purchase white tees from a craft store.
In a Word document, I created the hearts and puns, choosing puns that were more appropriate for a toddler age. Sorry, no "text me" or "wink wink" in this list!
To transfer the conversation hearts to clothing, you first need to purchase iron-on transfer paper. I used a brand called Sticker You, which I purchased at Walmart. Then, print my document HERE. Make sure that you read the instructions on your printer on how to print. In my Canon MX492, I had to insert the paper face-down.
Cut the hearts out carefully. Then, turn on your iron, set to cotton, and turn the steam setting to off. You will also need wax paper. The wax paper should be a little bit larger than the hearts.
To make my shirt, I adhered one heart at a time by first peeling off the backing, placing the heart face-up on the shirt, covering it with the wax paper cutout, then ironing carefully in a circular motion for about 15 seconds. I let it cool for a few seconds before peeling the wax paper off. Then I moved on to the next heart. For a shirt this size (4T) with eleven hearts, it took me about 10 minutes to make. If you choose a different brand to work with, please follow the instructions on your package because it may be different.
Isn't it adorable though!? I hung this shirt from my daughter's dresser the day I made it for her and when she saw it, she instantly put it on. Score one for mom!