DIY Groomsmen T-Shirts
December 7, 2009
DIY Inspired
You guys are going to go bonkers for this next DIY feature. Lisa Tse, the genius behind one of our favorite brands EVER, InkBox Design Boutique, has stopped by to share a simple and totally adorable do-it-yourself project made especially for your grooms.

DIY groomsmen t-shirts

Lisa has a TON of cool stuff for the bride on her site, but she wanted to share these adorable little T's that are just for your groom and his boys. It's SO, so so easy and can be completely customized to fit your own unique style. Love them! Oh and to sweeten the pot, Lisa has included a really clever packaging idea. Spice things up and make them for your bridesmaids, as holiday gifts, the options are endless!

grooms t-shirts

From Lisa...

1. Buy blank, light colored t-shirts sized appropriately for the boys in your wedding.

2. Play around with fonts. Choose a style you like; simple, fancy, formal or fun. You can use the same font for all shirts or mix them up!

3. Size your graphics, measuring how wide across the chest you’d like your word to extend. 8" is a good maximum width for a single word. If using the same font for all shirts, size the longest word (groomsmen in this case), and make all 3 words the same font size, so they look consistent.

4. Reverse your graphic horizontally so it’s a mirror image.  Make it whatever color you want it to be on your shirt. Save your files separately as a PDF, TIFF or JPEG . Take them, along with your blank t-shirts to your local Kinkos. They will make a transfer of your artwork and iron it on your shirt for $10. Be sure to tell them how many inches down from the top of neckline to place your graphic (4.5" - 6" is a good range.) Feel free to use these templates for your groom, your groomsmen and your fiance's best man.

*You can also do this at home really easily and save even more mula. Office depot sells printable transfer sheets that you can use to print out the words using your color printer. Then, simply iron on the letters using the instructions provided on the transfers box. SO easy.

And here is a really easy, really cute way to package these babies up...

t-shirt diy

Here's how you do it. Go to Icon Global to order 3" x 12" clear, plastic mailing tubes. You can leave as is or find cool paper to wrap the tubes with. Lay the tube over your paper, mark a line on the paper at each end of the tube. Use a triangle to draw straight, 90 degree cut lines on each side. Use either scissors or an xacto knife and straight edge to be more precise. Once the paper is cut to the exact width of the tube, line one edge with double sided tape and attach to tube. Roll paper around tube and double stick the loose edge to the tube, overlapping about an inch. Roll your t-shirt, place inside the tube, add end caps and adorn with a ribbon.

Don't forget to head over to Inkbox Design Boutique to find more inspiration than you could ever imagine. I actually bought Lisa's "bride" t-shirt for my sister and law and when I tell you it was perfection, I am hardly doing it justice. I loved it so much, I mentioned Lisa in LOVE, love, love.