Crafty Christmas Idea #2

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Morning!

Ok, I finally have a great Silhouette creation to share with you guys and it would make an awesome Christmas gift, so it is also my second Crafty Christmas idea! As you may know, Mason is as in love with bass guitar as I am with sewing and crafting. We saw the movie Scott Pilgrim vs the World a few weeks ago, and Mason liked the bass headstock logo on one of Scott Pilgrim's shirts. We couldn't find a good image online of the shirt in the movie, this is about as good as it gets:


So I found a photo of a Fender Precision Bass (his dream guitar) headstock online, imported it into my Silhouette software and started tracing. It was pretty tedious, but not that bad. I got the image put together pretty easily, and yesterday I decided to surprise Mason with a shirt. He showed up right when I was in the middle of making it, but that's ok. I used the smooth light blue heat transfer material that came with my Silhouette machine and ironed it on a plain black t-shirt. It turned out great and he loves it! :)



If it wasn't an experiment, I totally would have saved this for his Christmas gift! 

****NOTE: I have this fender precision bass headstock decal image and a guitar version (it's a Fender Stratocaster headstock decal, the main difference is it has 6 smaller heads instead of 4 large ones) that I can send either as a Silhouette Studio file (just toss it on your software and it will cut it out) or just as an image file. If you want me to send you a copy, just fire me an email!!!**** 

UPDATE

Since I've gotten a number of emails requesting the image, I've decided to just add it and the six string version to this post. This way, you can use it as you please. If you want the Silhouette Studio file, definitely email me and I'll pass it on. Also, you're welcome to use the images in whatever way you can think of, just remember to give credit where it's due (a link back would be great if you post pictures online) and I'd love to see the creation. You can add it to my flickr group, leave a comment with a link or send me an email. Enjoy!

(click on the image to view the full size version, then you can save them right to your computer)






15 wonderful comments:

Lisa Fergus said...

That's so cool! My hubby plays drums in a band and would totally love something like this! thanks for sharing the idea!!!

http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

tt.scraps said...

way to go!! super cute!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

This is so cool! My daughter had picked up the guitar in the last year and I am putting everything guitar in her stocking. I was planning on making her a shirt. Love your idea, if mine doesn't work I may have to get yours. Don't you love your silhouette??? I just had to order a new blade, mine isn't cutting anymore, and I ordered lt.blue adhesive as well!

heartofacountryhome said...

Neat! Love the design.

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Thanks, everyone!

Laura, I do love my Silhouette. I'm scrapbooking-challenged, so it kind of seemed like a crazy purchase, but I've been discovering all the things I can do with it. It's very fun. I'm curious how long the blade will last because paper really makes scissors go dull quickly, so we'll see how it goes with the blade. I also drew up a guitar version of the image (with 6 heads instead of just 4) so if you happen to want the file, just let me know!

Susannah said...

This will make the perfect gift for my brother. Thanks!

will you check out my blog?

www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Loving this shirt! It's my brothers birthday today and he is a guitar player - this is perfect for him. Think I'm going to have put one together quickly before I see him tonight!

Thanks for linking with What little boys are made of.

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Thanks! I'd love to see the results if you make one, Kim.

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

This is great! I have a brother and a son who would both love a t-shirt like this. If you get a chance to respond with the graphics I would really appreciate it. My email is
abc123learning(at)gmail(dot)com.
Thanks for linking up!
Katie

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I just posted my tee - check it out!

http://733blog.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-heat-transfer-shirt.html

noolygirl said...

thank you! this is so cute! always looking for boy ideas! thanks again....

Lu said...

So great! Thanks for sharing. I just got my Silhouette yesterday and I'd love the file to make for a guitarist friend! My email is in my profile. Thanks!

Stephanie Ozenne said...

I don't have a silhouette (for now!) or heat-transfer stuff, but I'm planning to freezer paper stencil this on a shirt for my kid. From past experience, I know it won't be as sharp as the results you're getting with heat transfer, but it should be pretty good! Thanks for the images.

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

You're welcome! And Stephanie, I'm sure the freezer paper version will work out great. Freezer paper stencilling does have a different look from transfer paper, but I'd never say one is better than the other. I love the "vintage" sort of look you can get with freezer paper. Good luck!

Limar said...

This is great, thanks so much :)