Something magical and fun, minimal cost, and a lot of bonding!


  • 1 T-shirt
  • As needed Iron-on appliqués
  • 1 Iron
  • 1 Ironing board or towel


  1. Take your child to a store and choose out a cute little T-shirt that is plain, and a colour they love. For me obviously my little Princess likes pink!
  2. Art and craft and haberdashery stores will have the appliqués. You can let your childs imagination go wild by allowing them to select their favourite characters or letterings that you will iron on when you get home. We chose MoM lettering and a cute cartoon image.
  3. Lay out the ironing board or towel at home, place the t-shirt on top and then get your little helper to show you how they want to have the letters or design laid out before mummy irons on.
  4. Now you iron-on the appliqués.
  5. When finished show your child and you have together created a heirloom and fun piece of clothing that is very personalised.


I made this today with my daughter Charlotte as I plan on doing some fun MoM reviews with her in the photos. So as a fun thing I thought why not and she chose the picture. I also made a similar themed picnic rug but using my initials, hubbys and my little girls, and soon we will need to add to that as I am expecting a baby in 2015. Its very adaptable, I hope you all enjoy this.

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  • Gurtling
    • 15 Oct 2014
      11:00 am

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  • Fun for the kids to do


  • Easy as !
    We also did a lot of drawing on t-shirts with textile markers. I actually did that once for a birthday party. All kids got to decorate their own shirt, which they loved !


  • Those iron on appliqués really are heaven sent. So much creating and fun with those on hand


  • A very simple way to personalise clothing. Kids will love it


  • lovely way to brighten up plain shirts… and so many variations! like like!


  • With the iron on appliques you can choose from so many designs


  • Great way to brighten up a plain t-shirt.


  • A cool looking t-shirt,thanks so much!


  • I love using applique motifs on the knees of kids jeans.


  • can look good on jeans too


  • Iron on appliqués are such a great invention to brighten up any shirt


  • This is great


  • A great way to personalise clothing.


  • havent even thought about doing something like this its great i think my daughter would love doing this with me


  • This is a great idea… especially for the sewing disabled like myself, will have to give it a try.


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