The birthday shirt tradition continues! For Carter, Lego and Star Wars is a combo much like chocolate and peanut butter is for me… perfection! This Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper birthday shirt was a big hit for his 6th birthday!
A search for Lego Star Wars shirts brought me to a post on a Star Wars birthday party by Rae Gun Ramblings. She shows lots of great party ideas, but I really loved her shirt design. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a stencil anywhere, so I decided to make my own by tracing a blown up image of the shirt she made and then scanning it before manipulating in Photoshop and cutting my design on my Silhouette Cameo.
I used heat transfer material to put my design on a plain t-shirt I bought at Target. If you’re doing heat transfer, don’t forget to reverse your image. If you don’t have a cutting machine, check out my tutorials for other techniques for creating custom shirts. (Link to PDF version of the stencil is at the end).
Once I got my design cut and weeded, I heated up my iron and placed the design on my shirt. I always get a little nervous about getting it on straight.
A few minutes with a very hot iron, and Carter’s shirt was finished! I wish I had cut the design just slightly bigger, but it still turned out great. Carter deemed it “super cool”! I realize it likely won’t be too many more years where he will wear custom birthday shirts (#pleaseslowdown), so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!
To make life easier for you, if you too have a Lego Star Wars fan in your life, I created printable versions of the stencil for years 1-9, click here to download or click on the image below. If you have a Silhouette and want the cut file, just comment or message me and I can email it to you.
Carter is having a small party with friends this weekend. I’m trying to refrain from doing many DIY projects for the party as I’m short on time this year. Sometimes I just have to show some restraint on not over-committing myself, we’ll see if I’m successful.