Celebrating a 1st Birthday in Style!

A first birthdays is a milestone in itself! Not only is your precious baby turning one year old, but it also documents that you made it through the challenging first year—and guess what? It’s time to celebrate! We all know that most children have no idea it’s their birthday at age 1, and in fact, sometimes the party is more for the parents than the kiddos! But that’s no reason not to make the most of it, and with cameras capturing the entire day, what’s cuter than a personalized shirt showing off the birthday kid!

Here’s some of my favorite finds on etsy for custom birthday shirts, but make sure you order early—the day before the party won’t cut it this time!

1. My First Birthday Custom Shirt 2. Birthday One Shirt 3. Uno Birthday Shirt 4. Number 1 Birthday Shirt 5. Airplane 1st Birthday Shirt


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    Make your own custom shirt! I made one for my son and it was very, very easy. You just need an iron, paper-backed fusible, and a little bit of artistic ability (and/or stencils). It took under two hours to make and total cost was maybe $5 (initial investment for supplies (fabric – $5, fusible -$7, and t-shirt – $4) was about $16).

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    I watched this video on youtube (http://youtu.be/VZIvpObshrA called “No Sew Applique Onesie Tutorial” — and then just followed the instructions on the package of fusible. She uses Wonder Under in the video. I used Thermoweb Heat n Bond Ultra (it says “no sew” right on the package). I was really surprised how easy it was and how well it turned out. It is washable, too. I washed the shirt before adding the appliques, so I am going to wait to wash it with the appliques on it until after his party…just in case. :)

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