Advent Activity- Make a Christmas Shirt

by HereWeGoAJen on December 13, 2011

Today’s activity was, in all honesty, a totally adult activity.  There was absolutely nothing that the kids helped with and I don’t think they even knew what we were making until we were done.

But anyway, a few friends came over (the bow making club) and we made Christmas shirts. And HOLY COW, they are super cute.

We are going to do it again tomorrow because we didn’t quite finish today (we also made shirts for the boys, with ties and bow ties and suspenders- and not one of those is completely finished yet).

Elizabeth’s activity for today could have been Wear a New Christmas Shirt So That Your Mama Can Take a Picture, but no, she refused to do that one.

So for an alternate Advent Activity, we had hot chocolate with peppermint marshmallows.  (The peppermint marshmallows came from Walmart- I know some of you are going to ask because I totally would.)

My cup was full because I am bigger than Elizabeth.

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Mama Bub December 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Are you going to do a tutorial for those bow shirts? I am not nearly crafty enough to figure that out on my own.


HereWeGoAJen December 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Well, I saw something like this at Gymboree and “invented” it myself. All we did was sew down a straight piece of ribbon from side to side right under the arms. And then we tied a bow and stitched that down too. It sounds far easier than it was with those directions, but it honestly wasn’t that hard. If you can use a sewing machine, you can do it.


Holly December 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Those are super cute!!!!


Danifred December 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Super cute! I would like to find some caramel marshmallows, personally.


Elsha December 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

That shirt is adorable! And so are the mugs!


Life of a Doctor's Wife December 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

The shirt is adorable! And the mugs are really cute too. How fun!


Maria December 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

You always make the cutest shirts!! OOOOH, I need to find those peppermint marshmallows for Cole!


Jesabes December 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I LOVE that shirt! How did you sew it to just the top layer of the shirt with a machine? I’d probably accidentally go through the back, too, making it unwearable.


HereWeGoAJen December 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

You have to kind of open the shirt up and then sew it. Like how you put a shirt on, only put the machine in there instead. Does that make sense? It’s kind of hard to describe.


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