Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter To A Tee (Shirt)

Every spring I run into the same dilemma for Easter clothes for my guys. For girls there are loads of cute little outfits, but for boys it's pretty much sweater vests & button-up shirts in pastel colors. While some of these are cute the reality is it's a waste of money for me. Other than Easter when would they wear something that dressy? They don't go to polo matches, play golf or have a house in the Hamptons.  So I thought up these t-shirts that are ideal for Easter, a little cheeky, can be worn to play outside and cost less than $5.

I got these blanks t-shirts at Michaels (2 for $5) and used scrap fleece to make my appliques.   Fleece is great because it doesn't fray, is easy to work with & adds texture.

For "Bunny Hop" I freehand drew a bunny shape based on some Easter pjs I saw in a catalog (they were $48! Really now, who is buying those??). I cut out the word hop and stitched all those on using varigated pastel thread.  I added a nose & eye with embroidery floss.

I wanted a cute design for my 7yr old that didn't seem too babyish,  so I drew up this little chickie & magnet, stitched them on and added a button for the eye.  Cheeky for the chickies indeed! 

I paired these with some khakis I made last year from my husband's old pants and look at my hip Easter fellas:

Chicky says what?  $5 for 2 Easter Outfits?  What a deal!  Now, don't worry baby fans, I'm not leaving my little girl out.  I've made her a dress too, so that & my review of the pattern used will be up soon. 

Sharing with:
The Girl Creative's Just Something I Whipped Up
Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff Easter & Spring
Life As Lori's Spring/Easter Party
Making The World Cuter Monday
Sumo's Sweet Stuff's Market Yourself Monday
Delicious Ambiguity's Tot Tuesday
My Frugal Family's Talented Tuesday
The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party
Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday
Me & My Bucket's Show Us What You're Working On
Women Who Do It All's Idea Sharin' Wednesday 
733's What Are Little Boy's Made Of


  1. Adorable. Came over from Tot Tuesdays!

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  2. Love it!

    I agree who said that Easter outfits had to be uber fancy?!?

    Haha- polo outing! Hamptons!!
    You crack me up!!!


  3. I find the same problem with my 7 year old boy! I love the chick magnet one, I think I just might have to whip this up! i am visiting from Making the World Cuter! Come stop by my blog sometime,

  4. that's so smart! I love them, very creative, frugal and awesome. No one will have stylin' shirts like these boys :)

  5. I'm from New Friend Friday, I'm so late this week but so glad I caught up and found you. Now following your so very cute blog.

  6. Your shirts came out so adorable. I had been trying to figure out if I could make my 4 year old a nice boyish shirt. These are great!

    I'm over from Tot Tuesdays.

  7. Wow, those shirts are too cute on them! I hope you took a million pictures!!

  8. That is too cute! Love the chick magnet one!!! So cute!

  9. Hello! I'm your new follower though Penny Pinching Party! Great site! Visit me at and sign up for my giveaway!

  10. Too cute! I think the "Chic Magnet" one is my fav! ;)

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?


  11. Too cute. The chick magnet one is very clever & your kiddos are darling. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

  12. These are so cute!! The chick magnet is so clever!! Thanks for linking up to Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday!

  13. I just wanted to let you know that I made my son the chick magnet shirt! I didn't have enough time to complete all the details, but it still turned out fantastic! I posted it on my blog
    Thanks for the idea!

  14. Love your chick magnets...AND your blog! I was blog hoppin and found you...and my peep of a Grandgirl is soooooo going to need one of these! Thanks for the share!

  15. I am featuring this idea tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!!!


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