Show and Tell: Mockingjay Shirt

If you guys have been around my blog for a bit or peeked through my goodreads account (widget in the side bar) you already know that I have a thing for young adult fiction. I fell in love with the Hunger Game series earlier this year. This may sound blasphemous to some of you that know me but I may like them as much  as the Harry Potter books (well maybe not but really close and in a different way).

 (photo credit)

Any ways I’m so excited about the new movie coming out and I love seeing all the new people they are adding to the Hunger Games cast. I really wasn’t sure about their choices and really thought Jeff Bridges would be a fantastic Haymitch before the decision was made but I’ll trust them to do their best, I hope. This new image below gives be a little hope you know minus the total plastic feel, okay I’m trying to be optimistic.

Anyways I had to make some iron-ons with my cricut last night so I decided while I was at it to whip up a little Mockingjay shirt. Kinda late for the shirt challenge but still a new shirt for me right? ;)

I used this image from here, traced and resized it and just used my normal iron-on making technique to make gold iron-on fabric which I then ran that through my cricut to cut out the design. Next I trimmed it with scissors (my cricut never cuts totally perfectly) and finally ironed it on my shirt.

I knew it might be iffy since obviously the iron-on doesn’t stretch and I put it on a a shirt that definitely stretches when it’s on. So it’s not perfect, I don’t think it’ll last that long (the fabric was kinda thin and didn’t iron well before the stretch issues), so when this one dies I’ll probably redo it using my freezer paper stencil technique But I’m still really excited about it.

I know it’s not perfect but for a 10 minute shirt I’m happy and I know this won’t be the last Hunger Games shirt in my life :)

UPDATE 2/22/12 If you’re just finding this now I’ve got exciting news. I’ll be doing a Hunger Games Blog Party most of march to get ready for the movie. I hope you’ll come back and geek out with me and some other awesome bloggers! And the shirt has lasted after all :)


  1. Do you own the books? I’d be interested in reading them, but the list at the library waiting for them is astronomical.

  2. I don’t but just put yourself on the hold I’ll let you know if I decide to buy them though

  3. Love the series, not as much as I love Potter but in a different way. My daughter is a huge fan as well, so thank you for the template, I think I’ll make her one for Christmas.
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  4. I love these books! … well…. I didn’t love the 3rd one… But they are great. And now I kinda want that shirt! Love it.

  5. The shirt looks awesome! :) I’m really excited about the movie and trying to stay hopeful. At least they are taking casting seriously, and not just adding people who look like the characters without being able to act.

  6. Visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky…

    Great job on the shirt! I don’t have a cricut or silhouette but am seriously thinking I need one!

  7. I LOVE The Hunger Games books and I really LOVE this shirt! Awesome!

  8. {Waves Hello}
    I came over from The Tatertots and Jello linky. Had to click on your pic, because I just wrote about the Hunger Games for Tots to Teens Magazine…
    Great shirt!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE this!! You did a GREAT job!! I’m getting SO excited about the movie!! I HOPE Hollywood doesn’t ruin it like they did twilight!

  10. Very fun! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  11. This is awesome!!! Even if it didn’t work with the iron on, you have the image saved. Thanks for sharing. I’d love for you to link up at DIY Thrifty 101 @

  12. Your tee came out great! Hi! I’m your newest follower from the Monday hop. I hope you’ll come visit me and follow me back at

    Thanks and have a lovely week!

  13. love that! i’d been reading all about this series in blogland, and i downloaded the first one to read on my vacation. i still have to read the others, but i’m too cheap, lol. to the library it is!

  14. Very creative!

  15. dude, this is awesome!! i just finished reading the series and cannot WAIT for the movie to come out. btw, team peeta all the way ;)

  16. This is SO cool! I Love it!

  17. I love the books too! The t-shirt came out really cute! Must try!!

  18. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!

  19. I was picturing a drunk Dennis Hopper as Haymitch as I read. Anyway, super cute shirt and I so loved the books and am DYING for the movies!!!!

  20. I just wanted to say THANK YOU. Because I saw your t-shirt and the way you wrote about the books, I bought the first one. And I’m thrilled and hooked… It’s soo good. I really like it. I also liked the others which I ordered the second I finished with book Nr.1! So: Thank You.

  21. I would love for you to link this and more up to my linky party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. You can find the button for the party at

    Our last party, the first ever, had over 300 links so this week there will be a special give away just for linkers, hope to see you soon.

    Come strut your stuff!

  22. Great job on the shirt!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!

  23. this is awesome, Marisa! thanks for sharing this to TSWL!

  24. Not only do I LOVE your shirt.. but I love you too.. because you shared an amazing secret about how to get the cricut to cut any shape! Oh you are amazing and I mean it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. and I am going to have to look into the Books!

  25. I love it!! :)

  26. This looks great! I am looking forward to making one myself so I have something to wear when the movie comes out!

  27. I saw your post on Tip Me Tuesday. You did a great job on your shirt.
    I have a Cricut, but I don’t have the Sure Cuts A Lot program….that is pretty cool.;0)
    great job!

  28. THIS IS AWESOME!! Want to make me one too ;) I seriously love this SO much! I am so excited for the Hunger Games and to participate in you Huger Games Guest Posting Series! Thanks for linking this up to Tutorial Tuesday

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  29. This is really so neat! I loved the books and I can’t wait until the movie comes out:)

  30. Great job! I haven’t read the Hunger Games yet, but it’s on my list for March/April.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  31. I love seeing how other people update their clothes. I used to repurpose and update my clothes when I was in jr. high and high school. As a child of the 80s, you can imagine….fun times though. Thanks for the tutorial in case other people want to make there own decals. Also, thanks for joining the Your Cozy Home Party this week!

  32. I have a 12 year old who would LOVE this! No cricut here so I’ll have to be inventive.

    I clicked over from DIY Dreamer!

  33. You are so creative with these book related items! I just finished the Hunger Games series and can’t wait to see the movies! I’m excited about the cast! Hope they can pull it off! ;)

  34. I know right? thanks for stopping buy. I’ve been going crazy with hunger games crafts lately and I’m putting together a blog party with other cool bloggers scheduled for most of March hope you’ll be back to geek out with all of us!

    PS for those of you w/o cutting machines good old fashion tracing and careful scissor or exacto knife work should do the trick

  35. So excited for the movie :)

  36. Sounds like I am definitely going to have to jump on this bandwagon. Your shirt looks great! Thanks for sharing at our party (you’ve been busy).

  37. So cool! I just might have to make some for me and my two oldest daughters so we can wear them opening day.

  38. You are so creative. I hate to admit it but I have not heard of The Hunger Games. I am a TV nut too. I am going to look it up and check it out for sure. I am so glad that you linked up with Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits. I want more crafts. It used to be just for recipes and I am having a hard time getting people to realize I mean it……I WANT CRAFTS TOO…hahaha.

  39. I love what you did with the mockingjay image from my blog. Great shirt!!
    Lady Hill

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