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Game day in my house is not just a fun party. It’s so much more than that. It’s a time for friends and family to get together and bond over a game of football. If you know me or my family in real life, you’d know just how big a deal game day is. And it’s not just about the food and fun. It’s so much more than that. When we host our game day parties, I tend to go a bit overboard. Football shaped food, decorations in our team’s colors and even cute, matching shirts for my daughter and I. While the guys like to stick with their favorite teams, the two of us are taking it to the next level with a little bit of sparkle and shine with these DIY Mommy & Me Game Day Shirts. I washed our shirts with Persil® ProClean® laundry detergent from Walmart!
I loved how these shirts came out and was so excited to wear them. So excited in fact that we already wore them last weekend! Although I made them for the big game, I honestly couldn’t wait for E and I to wear our matching shirts so we wore them to our friend’s house last weekend. We got so many compliments on them, but we also got them a little dirty. That darn taco dip is good but can be messy! I was so upset about spilling a plate of taco dip on my new shirt that I couldn’t wait to get home and wash it. I wanted to make sure I didn’t stain it since I planned on wearing it at our big game day party in a few weeks.
Luckily, I picked up some Persil® ProClean® Power-Caps® Laundry Detergent from Walmart when I was grabbing these shirts. It’s formulated with a special Pro10 Technology that delivers 10 Dimensions of Clean to stand up to life’s messiest moments.
Persil® ProClean® laundry detergent is a premium laundry detergent that you can see, smell and feel. Not only did it get out that pesky taco dip but our clothes smell so fresh and clean!
My husband and son BOTH have commented on how great the laundry smells and want their clothes washed in only Persil®.
Now you probably want to know how I made these shirts. For the longest time, my vinyl cutting machine just sat on a shelf in my office. I was totally intimidated by it and honestly just didn’t have the time to learn something new. Until I actually tried it and saw just how easy it was to use. Now it’s my favorite thing ever. I make custom shirts for just about every occasions and I’m always looking for a reason to get a little crafty.
So with the big game coming up, I thought it was the perfect time to make some mommy & me game day shirts.
I picked up two long sleeve shirts since the weather has been freezing here in New Jersey.
You’ll need a vinyl cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut to cut the vinyl, some heat transfer vinyl, and the shirts. I went with black shirts and silver glitter vinyl for ours but you could make these in any color combo you’d like.
I wanted a simple design so I made ours to say “game day” with the football lacing design in the middle. I created the design in PicMonkey (my go-to photo editing and designing app). Once I was happy with the design, I saved it to my computer and opened it up in my Silhouette program.
Once the design was uploaded, I adjusted the sizes to fit the shirts and mirrored the image so it wouldn’t be backward when it was cut.
Once it was cut, I peeled the vinyl backing off and was left with my perfectly cut design.
Next, I centered it on the shirt and used my iron to iron it on. I haven’t ordered my heat press yet, but that’s coming next since I love doing this so much. But if you attempting to make these at home, you can totally do it with your iron. So don’t fret if you don’t have a heat press.
After it’s ironed on, slowly peel back the plastic backing and you’re left with the perfect game day shirt.
Now we’re ready for the big game mommy and me style.
Do you have special clothes you wear on game day?