Thursday, March 29, 2012

Designer's Choice Blog Hop

Thankful Thursday Design Team

Hi Everybody!

Welcome to the Designer's Choice Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the super talented Cheryl. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)

Here's the hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Jenny -
Cheryl ~
Sandra ~
Amber ~
Bobbi ~
Leah ~
Lola ~

I know I just did a t-shirt project for the last blog hop, but I came across this idea on Pinterest (which I just love by the way) where you use crayons to color a design on sandpaper and then turn the sandpaper over onto the shirt and run the iron over it. It turns out really cool! I decided to get a pack of metallic crayons which made the design come out shimmery on the t-shirt.

This is the picture my son drew on the sandpaper. There are some cars, a trailer, a volcano on the left, and in the middle is lightning coming from some clouds and hitting some water on the ground. He did a great job. :)

My son ironing over the sandpaper.

Here is how his design showed up on the t-shirt. With his design, it didn't really matter, but you do have to remember that the design will be reversed on the t-shirt so any words would have to be written in reverse.

Here are a couple of close ups of the design on his shirt.

After ironing on the design, you put some paper towels over the design and run the iron over it again and then you throw the shirt in your dryer for about 20 minutes to set the design. They also recommend washing the shirt by itself for the first time.

And below is a picture of the super happy boy wearing his newly designed shirt.

Now head on over to the super talented Amber at and see what wonderful creation she has to share with you today.

Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and stop back real soon!


  1. Hi Sandy,

    I had NO IDEA you could use sandpaper like this!! My boys will flip out! Thanks to you and your son for the super fun inspiration!!

    Hugs, Cheryl @

  2. Sandy~ This is such a fantastic idea!! I will have to try this out with my 3 year old niece. She LOVES to draw on EVERYTHING. Especially the walls. I bet she would love the idea of having her drawings on her own t-shirts. Thank you for sharing your idea.

  3. I never heard of that technique. It certainly worked well. He looks very handsome and happy.
    Rae Ann O.

  4. The shirt looks so cool! I never knew you could use sandpaper! I just love Pinterest too :) We'll be making some of these soon! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. this is a great Amber said I was not aware that you could use sandpaper this way. this is a great idea. I am hooked on Pinterest.


  6. what a great idea!!!very nice..

  7. Clever idea!A money saver idea!Love it!TFS


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