Your Mom Goes To College

4:03 PM

The last few years for my husband's birthday I've made him a "nerd shirt".
Previous years:

So for this birthday he got Kip:

In case you're not familiar with Kip:

He's a character from the movie, Napoleon Dynamite:
Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Poster

Kip is Napolean's awesome older brother.
Here's the scene this shirt is quoting.

So to make your own Kip shirt!

To make your own you'll need:
-printed image of Kip
-feezer paper
-solid t-shirt
-fabric paint
-scissors, iron, paint brush

Freezer Paper makes your stencil:

Follow the paint instructions about dry time and possible heat sealing with a dry iron.

For the text, I wanted it to look hand "written" and similar to the font of the movie title.
To stabilize the knit t-shirt so I could paint the letters, I ironed freezer paper on the wrong side to keep it from stretching as I sloppily painted the words.

Happy Birthday Rhett!
I hope your wildest dreams come true.

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8 comments

  1. Haha, that's a super funny shirt! I love that you make funny shirts for your husband. Napoleon Dynamite came out the year I graduated from high school, it brings back funny memories thinking about it!

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  2. Hah! Love it. My hubby and I are huge Napoelon fans ;)

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  3. I am laughing out loud!! My husband has a shirt that says "I'm training to be a cage fighter" with a picture of Kip on it. HILARIOUS! I love it! Nice ending quote, too....I hope your wildest dreams come true.

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    1. Oooh, the cage fighter training shirt sounds awesome too. I hope the picture is with Kip wearing sweat pants, cut off tank tee and his roller blades!

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  4. those gag shirts are all fabulous! My husband is also a nerd and would totally "get" all of them. (hard core IT crowd fans here) this is such a wonderful idea. (the hubs birthday is next week) I think he'll be getting a rad nerd shirt too. thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  5. My husband would buy this shirt! He loves that movie.

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  6. My husband would buy this shirt! He loves that movie.

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