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DIY Birthday Shirt Using Crayons


When May rolls around it’s what we call in our family “Birthday Season” because starting in May we have a Birthday or two every month until October!

This month on May 11th, we celebrated Jackson’s 5th Birthday! I still can’t believe he turned 5 it still feels like he’s so much smaller than that, but boy has he brought joy to our lives over the last 5 years! He is such a fantastic little guy, I can’t wait to see what is to come in the next 5 years!

Justin will be turning 3 in September and although that’s quite a while away I’ve already started planning  (all other Birthday’s are already well planned too, I know crazy!)

This year I wanted to do something special for him as shortly after the new baby arrives will it be his Birthday and I already know he will have a few little issues welcoming a little sister.. He is very much a mama’s boy, and is glued to me like crazy. He will for sure have a few little attachment issues and maybe some issues with the fact a new little one has a lot of mommy’s attention so doing something very special for him is something I am looking forward to!

DIY has recently become something I am loving and wanting to explore a bit more. I am not very crafty or unique, so when coming up with ideas it can be hard!

For his 3rd Birthday – what better way to help celebrate than make him his very own Birthday 3 t-shirt! Super cute and simple! To include his favourite crayons – in the making of the t-shirt makes it all the more better and special for him. He loves colouring and playing with crayons any chance he gets so this will be lots of fun for him! Here’s how to get this super cute t-shirt of your own!

DIY Birthday Shirt Using Crayons:

Supplies Needed:


  • Cotton t-shirt
  • Sandpaper (I used 150 grade)
  • Crayons
  • Iron & board
  • Paper towel


  1. Draw your number or design on the sandpaper **keeping in mind that it
    will be reversed once on the t-shirt**
  2. Make sure there is a good thick layer of crayon on your image
  3. Place your sandpaper, with the image facing down on your shirt, on the
    ironing board and place a few layers of paper towel over the
  4. With a hot iron, go over the sandpaper for about 20-30 seconds.
  5. Remove the paper towel and sandpaper and your image should now be
    transferred on your shirt.
  6. Throw in the dryer for about 20 minutes to set.
  7. Be sure to wash by itself for the first launder.








Have you ever made your own t-shirts? Have you ever used crayons? 

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