- Mrs. Blush
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: January 2009 - Church ceremony, country club reception
I wanted to do something special for my girls… my seven girls… hopefully, my seven bridesmaids!
It was an idea from long ago… the TEAM JOLIE/TEAM ANISTON shirts. Remember those? After the first series came TEAM JESSICA/TEAM NICK, TEAM LC/TEAM HEIDI, and so on. Then, a slew of wedding parties picked up the fad, and I loved it! I know, it’s so 2006, but I still wanted to make my bridesmaids TEAM SONG shirts!
Even before the whole shirt idea, I knew I wanted to write to all of my hopeful BM’s. I wanted to give them something from my heart, to express how much it would mean to me if they were to be BMs in our wedding. SO, I brainstormed what I could do, and came up with the following:
paper from Kate’s Paperie (I love it there!)
pricey, but so worth it
First, I made canvases for all of my BMs. I went to Utrecht Art Supply in Union Square and bought seven 12″x12″ canvases.
Then, I worked on each one, stamp embossing… stamping… drawing… painting…
the final six (minus the maid of honor card)
Then, I moved on to making the “TEAM SONG” shirts!
The shirts are $7 each if you buy two or more at http://www.oldnavy.com. I got a white one for myself! I might make a “TEAM KIM” shirt (Kim is Mr. Blush’s last name)
I love Sharpies! I sketched out TEAM SONG onto the shirts. Originally I stenciled the words, but failed miserably, as the paint bled through. It was a mess.
I used acrylic paint for lettering
disposable brushes (I think they were $3 per pack of three)
trying to paint in between the lines
Yay for iron-on glitter decals! This one was too big for one shirt so I cut it up and divided the bling among the shirts.
Anything sparkly makes everything just a bit more fun!
this one’s for my cousin in TX
Here’s the packaging:
First, I wrapped the canvas in tissue paper, and then wrapped the canvas in a shirt.
Then, I wrapped the canvas and shirt in even more tissue paper.
Finally, I wrapped everything in package paper, and secured it with twine.
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