Monday, February 25, 2013

My Son's 3rd Superhero Birthday

My son's, Nathan, birthday is after Halloween. My husband and I decided to make his birthday a kids' costume party so they can re-use their costume. Courtesy of my nephew, Joshua, his small Superman costume was passed on to my son. Since it's after the Halloween, Caleb, our baby had a great deal on his Batman costume. We celebrated Caleb's dedication at the same time.

I collected some boxes with different height. Bought a wrapping paper to cover the boxes. I used black poster board for the windows. I also designed and cut the banners just like my inspiration. Here's I come-out with.

I was inspired by this photo I found my inspiration in Pinterest. The thing I love most to this is the skyscraper. 

Cakes were courtesy of my husband's aunt, Mayette Baron. Here's another cake for our baby, Caleb.

I personally designed and cut these cupcake wrappers and toppers. 

If you'd like to see more of my cupcake wrapper designs, please visit my Facebook Page here.

My husband got an idea that both of us wear a superhero shirt too. We look around the mall and found in Old Navy and in another shoe store that cost around $25.00 each. That is way....way too much. So I convinced him that I will make it and will only spend less than $15.00 for both shirts. Which I did with the coupons at Michaels. Here's how I did it.

Materials Used:

Reynolds Freezer Paper (used for stencil)
Americana Fabric Painting Medium
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Flat Iron
Scrap board or cardstock


1. Mix the painting medium to the acrylic paint. Follow the instruction in the medium.
2. If you still have time to wash the shirts and iron before painting, do so.
3. Lay flat your shirt. Insert a piece of board or cardstock inside the shirt to avoid the paint to bleed at the back part of the shirt.
4. Place the shiny part of freezer paper stencil in shirt. Then iron it in medium temperature. Make sure that there's no opening in the edges.  

4. Start painting using your paint brush. (I suggest start on the edges so you can support any tiny openings.) No need to use for special brush. I bought mine in dollar store. Wait for few minutes for paint to dry before applying another stroke. Once contented. Let it sit to dry. Since I am on a hurry, I used hair dryer to dry the paint. lol! (If using fabric paint, I don't suggest using the hair dryer. It might bubble.)

5. Once paint is dry, carefully remove the stencil. Wait overnight. Place a piece of cloth on top of the print and iron the printed project. I got this idea from my husband. My father-in-law has a printing business in Philippines. (I think this is for the paint to really settle in the shirt....that's my explanation.)

Here's our shirts. I can say that the medium and acrylic paint works great. I had this done two months ago and the prints still look great after lots of laundry. 

"All the days ordained for me
were written in Your book
before one of them came to be."
(Psalm 139:16b, NIV)

Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. Wow! What a party Ela! My daughter's 3rd birthday just passed as well. We played it low key.

  2. Great projects! You worked hard for this. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, as well! Have a great day.

  3. You are very talented!! Love everything you did!

    rhonda :-)