November 8, 2011

Marine Birthday Bash, Day 2...

Welcome to the Marine Birthday Bash!

Semper Wifey

Day 1's winner was Jen and Her Marine!  I will contact all winners at the end of the week.

This is a week long celebration in honor of the Marine Corps' 236th birthday.  I invite you to link up your relevant blog post each day for a chance to win some great prizes, get blog exposure, and have fun!!! You do NOT have to be affiliated with the Marines or military to participate.  Everyone is welcome to link up!

For Day 2, share a post about a Marine Corps/military/patriotic project/craft you've made/put together/photographed (ie. craft, birthday cake, recipe, outfit, poem, essay, etc.)!  Just link up any post, old or new.  Your link up enters you to win a set of note cards from the Semper Wifey Shop!  Remember, to be eligible to win, you must have a Marine Birthday Bash button (you can find them on my sidebar) in your post or on your sidebar.  And don't forget to visit the other blogs that link up and give them some love, too!
Oooo-rah! ;)

Here is my post for the day...Fab Hand Painted Shirt!

My supplies for this short project included a tank (clearance from Old Navy, plus the military discount), contact paper (finding this proved to be the hardest part of this project), fabric paint ($.50 with a Michael's coupon), X-acto knife, paint brush, and an EGA picture printed from the internet.  All together, this project cost me about $10 and 30 minutes (plus drying time).

I traced the EGA picture onto the contact paper, then used the knife to cut it out.  Then I placed the cutout outline on the shirt.

A coat of gold metallic fabric paint and...

Tra-la!  Custom (adorable) EGA tank!

If you're trying to link up after the link has closed, just leave a comment with your post and it will be entered into the contest! :)


  1. That's too cute!!! I want to try that :)

  2. That looks great!! I love the gold on the green :o)
    I am only home for a few for lunch, but tonight when I get back home, I hope to link up a previous post for this one too! Thank you for a fun Blog Hop/Party :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  3. Cute tank! I miss Michaels. (We don't have one in Hawaii.)

  4. Thanks! It was soooo easy to make!

  5. Super cute!

    Not sure if the link has already closed or not, but just in case, I'll show off my patriotic/Semper Fidelis cards!

    (scroll to bottom of post)

  6. Back again :o) Thank you for confirming that it is alright to link an old post for this Marine Birthday Bash. The post I want to share is my past post about some of the military members in our family, since at the end of that post, I also shared a sample of past art orders that reflect the various branches of the Armed Forces.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  7. SO, I made cupcakes for Marines today and wanted to show them off, even though the pics are horrible camera phone ones.

    It was super easy, but a little time consuming.


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