May the Fourth be with You DIY Star Wars T Shirt Freebie

May 2, 2016Allison Murray
Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

So I’m totally behind the times when it comes to sci-fi. Only recently have I begun to appreciate the genre and while I saw the newest Star Wars in the theater for my nephew’s birthday I and enjoyed it. But I don’t recall much, if anything of the others I had seen in the past except for that fight where the hand gets lost and an awful cantina scene in one that, I guess, came out when I was a teenager.

I just watched Gattaca and that one was pretty awesome but I tend to like the older stuff and I’m making Rob watch my favorites. So far he’s seen Logan’s Run and Westworld, two of my FAVORITES! Next up will be Soylent Green, obviously, but I think he wants me to watch the Star Wars films again. Perhaps now that I do enjoy the genre a bit I might come to appreciate them more.

But I  know 2 boys who LOVE everything Star Wars and when I heard about this Star Wars Day, May the Fourth be With You I knew I needed to make shirts for the boys to wear to school. And since they are all the way up in Oklahoma I had to get my favorite bearded guy to model his for this post! Hopefully my sister can send us a pic of the boys in their shirts and I’ll update it if we get that! But let’s get on with the show!

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Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

Before we get too far if you don’t have a cutting machine, have no fear! You can still print the design on an iron on transfer for tee shirts and still get a shirt made in time for the Fourth (I know, I know I should have done this sooner but I didn’t know this day even existed!) Go here to download a high quality, letter sized printable PDF. Print that on your transfer  and get to ironing and you’re set. You can purchase the iron ons at Amazon. They also sell them in office supply stores like Staples, in craft stores like Michael’s and even some Walmart stores with a good craft section will carry them. Here’s a link on Amazon to my favorite printable transfer paper. Need help with making this work? Learn more about iron on transfers in this handy dandy post from the past! Printable Iron On Transfer Tutorial

Just so nobody is left out I tried to hit on every possible favorite color. Well, kind of :) You can download the PDF in black, blue, brown, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, red, teal and yellow. If there is a color you had your heart set on but isn’t here shoot me an email to allison @ dreamalittlebigger.com (but with no spaces) with the color you’d like and I’ll get it added!

Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!
Just look at that handsome model! Mwah!

For this project you will need:

Don’t have a fancy cutting machine? Look at the two paragraphs above to download the PDF files to make iron on transfers instead!

Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

Cut it (I think things are flipped to be backward but double check that business is mirrored before you get after cutting) and then weed it. It will take a while. There are some tiny flippin’ details in that plane thingie, letmetellya.

Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

Iron it on and you’re all sorts of set for the best Star Wars Day EVER!

Now I always am fairly proud of the shirts I make because I work really, really hard on the designs BUT I was so excited by the positive comments Rob got on it when he wore it to town after we took these pics for the blog. I just thought people like students were talking to him because he knew them but it turns out they were actually strangers making conversation about his awesome shirt! And I even got a nice nod from a kid who appreciated the design. Woot! May the Fourth be with y’all!

Make a DIY Star Wars Shirt for the fans in your life. It's a great way to celebrate May 4 - May the Fourth be With You!

Comments (1)

  • Amy Anderson

    May 2, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    He’s such a good sport! And LOVE the t-shirt! xo

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