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September 5, 2014

BYU Cougars Shirt with HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)


It's that time of year again.... College Football Time!  

I graduated from BYU, and while I was there, I was a member of the marching band.  In fact, I was even the drum major my senior year! (That's the person who conducts the band, not someone who plays the drums.  Just in case you don't know.)

So, I went to every home football game for four years.  And, I even got to travel with the team a few times.  We went to an away game here in Arizona once, the WAC championship (am I dating myself?) in Las Vegas a few times, and I got to travel to bowl games in Dallas TX, Memphis TN, and Detroit MI.

I am actually a band geek.  It's true.

But I also love watching football.  It's so much fun!  I get a little sad that I can't be such a big part of the games anymore, but it's always fun to cheer on my team.

One of the favorite things I got to do was lead the "fight song" anytime we scored.  We also had a really fun march down to the stadium for pregame where we got to play our music, "Go Mighty Cougars", and the fight song to the gathered crowds as well.  So, our fight song is pretty much ingrained in me for life.  When I finally decided to make my own BYU shirt, I knew I had to include the "famous" closing chant from the fight song.


The whole stadium chants this and punches their fist in time as the drumline plays.  It's pretty exhilarating!  I was inspired by this printable but had to change it up a little to make it more "rhythmically correct".  I told you I'm a band geek.   (By the way- I could not get a good picture, but those are exclamation points after "cougars").

To make this shirt, I used Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl and cut it with my Silhouette.  If you do this, make sure you MIRROR your image, and put the shiny side down (the plastic backing) to cut.

Weed away your extra vinyl and you should be left with your design.



Get your shirt ready.  I used a relaxed-fit navy blue tee from old Navy- just removed the pocket with a seam ripper.  Make sure you put something in between the front and back so you don't ruin your shirt.



Place your design on the shirt, cover it with a piece of parchment paper, and press with an iron according to the instructions on the vinyl.  I used it at highest heat setting, no steam, for about 30 seconds on each piece.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then peel off the plastic backing, and you're good to go!




Now I have the perfect shirt to throw on when my team plays.  (We won the first week- how about your team?)

What would you put on your "spirit shirt"?  

Need more football ideas for your game-watching and tailgating this weekend? I've teamed up with a group of other creative bloggers to share some fun football game day ideas! 

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The list includes some awesome DIY football wear, game day decor, and tailgating recipes!

Be sure to pin this list and then click around to see all the other 10 football fun posts!

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22 comments:

  1. Fun shirt! My college didn't have a football team, only soccer. So I always cheer for my little brother's school, Cal Berkley. -Jess

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    1. Thanks! I have adopted a few of my family's teams too. That makes it fun! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Cute! I think I am the only blogger without a silhouette :-( But I pinned the round up to my football pinterest board :-) Great project!

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    1. Thanks for pinning! Having a Silhouette has changed my crafting life that's for sure- there are some great deals on them during the holiday season- so maybe one is in your future? Have a great weekend!

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  3. Valerie, SO fun!! I was in the marching band at Nebraska all four years - http://www.momendeavors.com/2012/11/cornhusker-marching-band-subway-art-college-football-tailgate-link-party.html. Some of THE best college memories for sure! I LOVE the shirt you made and just gave me a GREAT idea for a Nebraska one! ;)

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    1. Thanks Sara! Seriously, I'm so glad I got to be in the Marching Band- I miss it! Glad I could inspire (I'd love to see what you come up with!) Have a great weekend!

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  4. It's so pretty that I would wear it without being a fun of football :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Joanna! I got some funny looks yesterday. But I enjoyed wearing it :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. I officially need a Silhouette! What a cute shirt!!

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    1. Thanks so much! You do totally need one! Great deals always pop up around the holidays! Have a great weekend :)

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  6. I seriously feel like I not longer live without a Silhouette! I need to be able to make fun shirts like this :)

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    1. I use mine all the time- crafts, clothes, party decor, invitations, printables- seriously it is worth its weight in gold! Great deals always pop up around the holidays :) Thanks for stopping by- have a great weekend!

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  7. Thanks for going through the steps on how to do this- I can't wait to make OOAK onesies for my baby!

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    1. My sister loves to make those for baby gifts- it's so easy and personal! Thanks for stopping by- have a great weekend!

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  8. This shirt looks so fun! I'm not really into sports, but now I want to try this! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. That's what I love about HTV- you can make anything with it! I've got a Doctor Who shirt in the works..... Have a great weekend!

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  9. I love this short so much!! I want to make me and the hubby these shirts as we cheer on our Cougs!! PS..sharing this awesome idea on FB!

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    1. Thanks Brandy! If you want the file let me know- I'll email it to you! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Pinned! On my to do list to make that darling shirt - presh! xx, b @ being-bianca.com

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  11. Could you please send me the file.I am craft challenged. Thank you.

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  12. Is there a way to get this file?

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    1. Shoot me an email at info@occasionallycrafty.com and I will send it to you!

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