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Hi mamas - I am a VERY un-crafty mamma, but for my baby celebration in 3 weeks, I'd like to have all of my friends decorate a t-shirt for my daughter (the big sister to-be). I'd ideally like to have the babies footprints put on the t-shirt (or maybe a separate one?) when he is born. Can anyone make suggestions on the following:<br><br>
1) where can I buy good quality, plain white toddler t-shirts to decorate?<br>
2) is there a way to "seal" the footprints so that the shirt can be washed if necessary?<br>
3) what type of products are best to decorate with? puffy paint, acrylics, etc..?<br><br>
Any help/guidance would be great. Please give me any suggestions or help that I may not have thought of too.<br><br>
Thanks so much mamas!!!
 

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Are you doing 1 t-shirt that everyone is decorating? Or multiple tshirts?<br><br>
I'm thinking it may be easier to take the ink footprints the hospital makes and xerox them onto iron-on transfer paper (available at craft stores and some office supply stores). That way you won't have to mess w/fabric paints. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Take a visit to your local AC Moore or Michael's craft store. They have a section for fabric arts. You can probably get your tshirt blanks there too.<br><br>
Oh, and Congrats on the new baby!!
 

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Oh, what a great idea about the iron-on transfer. See, I never would have thought of that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm thinking maybe multiple shirts would be better since they will be on the smaller size.<br><br>
I thought maybe AC Moore or Michaels may have T-shirts, but I don't recall having ever seen any there (maybe it's because I wasn't specifically looking for them?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> )<br><br>
Thanks for your guidance. I want to do this right. And thank you too for your well wishes for the new baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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