Creative T-shirt ideas for your Valentine

by Wendy Croxford

in Permaset Blog

7 Feb 2017  | 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t arranged a gift for your loved one you’d better get organised! If you’re looking for an original yet meaningful idea, why not consider breaking out your favourite fabric ink and customising a T-shirt for them? We have a few creative concepts to help start the ball rolling.

What’s in a name?

One of the most meaningful ways of customising a shirt for your Valentine is by incorporating their name into the design. Most names can be worked into a cheeky pun, such as “We were Taylor-made for each other” or “Olive you”. Will it make them roll their eyes? Probably, but you’ll get some brownie points for the effort.

Get arty with hearts  

What’s the first thing you think of to do with Valentine’s? Hearts, of course! Go wild with a heart-shaped design for your love and experiment with different fabric screen printing ink. How about a glitter or metallic ink effect to add a special effect to your results, or create a glow-in-the-dark design for a cute PJ set?


LOVE t-shirts made by Mirror on the Wall Blog

Tell an inside joke

You’re bound to have inside jokes together that will make a great basis for a shirt design. Whether they love Pokémon Go, Harry Potter or Star Wars, find or come up with a cute line and draw up a design to go with it. A soft cotton T-shirt with “I Dumbledore you” or “You’re my kryptonite” printed onto it is sure to put a smile on their dial.

Create a matching pair

Nothing says you’re a couple quite like matching “I’m with her” and “I’m with him” shirts. There are so many matching ideas you could play off, from King and Queen, to big spoon and little spoon, to Beauty and the Beast. Don’t forget to pick complementary fabric paint colours and shirts for the full matching effect.

I’m with Her, I’m with Him t-shirts by Aprobado por Jesus

Appreciate your BFF

If you don’t have a romantic partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, there’s no reason you can’t shower your best friend with gifts instead. Who wouldn’t love to receive a matching BFF shirt for the most romantic day of the year, or one half of a matching design that looks complete when you’re standing next to each other?

Need more ideas for creative clothing designs? Take a look through our T-shirt gallery and explore our full range of screen printing fabric ink for plenty of inspiration.



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