Getting Crafty with Iron-on Transfers & Dressing for the Game

WOOHOO….how about a little Hornet pride!!  Oh yeah, I’m all about supporting the team so as usual, I made little man his own little T-shirt to wear to his biggest brother’s first game.

First, you need the supplies.

So basically, all I did was find a football picture of Tyler and since I’ve only seen him practice, I used one of those that I took.  Then I found a football font that was more kiddiefied.  I used my simple free program and made my design on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 template.  I used my trusty AdesClrPicker and went to the Hornets website to get the exact green they use, which is a perfect match!  I created a front and back design using big brother’s football number on the back!

Yes, I do have Adobe Photoshop CS3 but sometimes it’s much easier and quicker to use this paint program.

After the design is finished, print it using the “mirror” option and cut around as close as you can to the design.  Iron on as instructions state and within a few minutes, you have a cute little “hornet”!

Here’s the before and after……………

And here’s what they look like on little man!

Just in case you’re wondering, the Hornets won 61-24…..Do I smell a skunk? Bwahahahahah!  I was worried at first glance because some of them boys on the other team looked like they were taking prohormones or something.  Big fellas!

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    Shannan P says

    Love those! A few years back, I did some for the team we sent to the Little League regionals. Made baseballs with all of the kids’ faces and their jersey numbers. They thought they were real superstars!

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    Trysha says

    I love this! I had wanted to do iron-ons for when the baby comes…just buy plain onsies and do them myself, but I was worried about how difficult it would be to print them out on my own. How well does it hold up in the wash?

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    Anne says

    oh that is awesome. I have to try that.

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    I love it!! I just made my Jeannie a tshirt with the Candle Girl on the back I will have to find the picture.

    Congratulations on winning!!


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    janina says

    it came out great!!!

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    Jennifer says

    That is so adorable :-) Great idea!!!!!

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    Mandi says

    Oh i love it, how fun!! It looks great too, bright and crisp! Go Team!!

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    Lori says

    Hey….they hold up pretty darn good I think. We still have one from over 3yrs ago when my son was playing in the 6th grade! (who’s in 9th now)

    Of course, it won’t be like the ones you buy online or have professionally done but it’s a much cheaper way and it lasts long enough in my opinion.

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    Lori says

    Thanks everyone! I love crafting and projects like this…just rarely have time. It sparked up my interest again though so who knows;)

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    I just got 2 packs of these avery iron on designs and i am glad to see they work so nice.
    They had 2 kinds; laser or inkjet, which kind did you use? Do you think there is any longterm quality or durability difference between the 2?
    thanks and take care

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    Oh forgetaboutit! He’s too much in that hat. We did the same thing in making our own team shirts for a childhood cancer walk with my daughter’s face on all of them. They ended up being a lot cheaper than having them done professionally and we got to play with the look all we wanted.

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    Lori says

    It depends on your printer but most are inkjet. Laser printers are commonly found in companies and such.

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    Alyce says

    I had completely forgotten about iron-ons. :) My mom used to use pre-made iron on designs when I was little, but I haven’t seen anything like this before. Very cool!

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