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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  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!

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

  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.

    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!

  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.

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

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


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