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Trophy Husband- DIY Father’s Day t-shirt

Father's Day t-shirt idea

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PSA: Father’s Day is in 2 weeks. It’s June 16th to be exact.  If you are looking for a fun unique gift for Dad why not try making him a fun Trophy Husband t-shirt?

My husband is a goof ball… he appreciates the humorous gifts a bit more than the sentimental ones.  We seem to always give him a t-shirt for Father’s Day, one year it was Super Dad and last year it was this Star Wars one from Shirt.Woot that still cracks me up  (mostly because we have boy girl twins and I think he seriously considered naming them Luke and Leah for a bit).

Trophy Husband t-shirt

We were on vacation and we spotted a “Trophy Husband” t-shirt I tried to talk him into buying it but you know how much men LOVE buying clothes– it was not happening.  I put the idea in the back of my mind and decided to make him one instead.

This t-shirt is made with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material that I cut with my Silhouette Machine.  

Silhouette Heat Transfer Starter Kit

 The Heat Transfer kit comes with everything you need to get started, it also includes a “sampler” of the material so you can see which one you like the best.

Now let’s make that shirt!

Just a note: I started with black transfer material and a navy blue t-shirt- not a wise idea as it didn’t show up enough.  But that’s why you see black material in the how to photos, and white on the shirt. Lesson learned.

Design your decal in the Silhouette software. I used a seal that I purchased in the Silhouette Store and the font Wisdom Script to make the “Trophy Husband” letters.

Follow the directions in the software to cut out your decal. Make sure that you have reversed your image.  


Iron On T-Shirt Material

Pull away the extra transfer material to reveal the decal. I used the hook with the kit to get the little stubborn pieces out.

DIY Father's Day T-shirt

Place the decal onto the t-shirt and press using the cotton setting on your iron.  Apply pressure as you iron and make sure that all of the spots get stuck down well.

Make your own Father's Day t-shirt

Next just peel off the plastic and VOILA you’re done!!

Here’s my finished product (after I made a second one cut out of fuzzy white heat transfer material). 

Funny t-shirt for Dad

If you’re looking for more ideas to make with the Silhouette Heat Transfer Material, here are some that I’ve featured in the past!  Makes for super easy t-shirts for kids!!



links: t-shirtspolka dot zip pouchon the go reading pillow, ho ho ho shirt, christmas gift bags, beach towels


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    1. My sister introduced me to Shirt Woot last Spring and I totally love them! Such clever shirts for boys, my son loves them too!

  1. I bought a machine in November and have used it twice. This will have to be my third creation! I love it!!

  2. I would love to win this, I do many artsy craftsy things for a fundraising booster club and this would be amazing for me to own. The club supports our local AHL team and raises money for many charities. Plus, it’s the nicest group of people ever.

  3. Hi, Just to check there’s nothing more I have to buy…does this kit come with EVERYTHING I would need to make the Trophy Husband (except the shirt) picture – including the trophy husband decal? Can I purchase extra decals? Once I have extra decals, how many times does the kit last (are there items that run out in there?) Thanks kindly,

    PS – Im in Australia – do you post to Oz?

    1. Yes, the kit comes with everything. You need the cutting machine (Silhouette) and the heat transfer starter kit- The link I have goes to Amazon.com I’m not sure if they post to there- you’d have to check with them. I don’t actually sell the machines.

      Hope this helps!

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