DIY Superhero Big Brother Shirt for a 2nd Baby Announcement!



Superhero Big Brother Shirt


I’m so sorry for my absence!!


Thank you, thank you to my faithful readers for not abandoning me…I promise I did not abandon you! Yes, I know, I’ve been seriously lacking on posts in the new year. Well, finally, I can share with you part of the reason …

We’re expecting #2!

We are over the moon with happiness of course, but blogging got relegated to the back burner during the first trimester as I was just so darn tired all the time! Sitting down to blog or even craft was just not appealing to me at all after a long day of work – half the time I was tucked into bed as soon as my three-year old was!  (Can’t complain too much – sleeping is just soo nice.)  I also found my spare hours eaten up by a fantastic surge in Birthday Blocks orders, with lots of cute new designs! I can’t wait to share those with you, too.

But now, with the first trimester safely behind us, I’ve got a lot more pep and lots of crafting to catch up on! My first one to share with you is the neat shirt I made for my son to help announce our coming arrival.

I of course started searching for inspiration where everyone searches – Pinterest!  When searching for “2nd baby announcement” there were a lot of cute ideas:


Superhero Big Brother Shirt


Superhero Big Brother Shirt


Superhero Big Brother Shirt


Each of these is super adorable, but I couldn’t find one that made me go “OMG, let’s do that!” I think part of the problem is I like creating something new, and a lot of these have quite a few versions by now.  Besides, what’s the fun of crafting without design?

So I stopped googling and started thinking. (Which is hard enough to do pregnant anyway.)  I’m always looking for an excuse to use my Cricut, so I was trying to come up with something that would let me do that!

J is really getting into superheros nowadays, and his favorites are Spiderman and Superman. (Don’t fret, his Cars room is not going to waste – he still loves Cars!) Once upon a time, I had seen this t-shirt which I thought was really cute:

Superhero Big Brother Shirt


How cute is that? I thought it might be really adorable to make something similar, but announcing J’s new superhero status as a big brother.

Out comes the Cricut!

There was a Superman Cricut cartridge at one point, but I believe it has long since been retired, and now costs quite a bit to purchase. So I decided to make my own Superman logo using cuts from my Disney Hannah Montana cartridge, where there was a diamond shape I could manipulate, and a font as close to Superman as I could manage to find.

Superhero Big Brother Shirt

If you need a refresher on how to make an iron-on vinyl t-shirt, check out my original post here!

I ordered some iron-on vinyl in red, blue, and yellow from eBay, but due to the crazy snowstorms both here and elsewhere, the mail got severely delayed, and I had to wait weeks. By the time it showed up, I’m afraid my famous impatience reared its ugly head and I scrapped the idea to make the shirt look like it was coming out from under the white button down like the above image. I grabbed a blue toddler shirt from Hobby Lobby and slapped my design on it. Ironed. Done. Mama out.

J came home from daycare that day and lost his mind with excitement when he saw his new shirt. He’s been proudly boasting of his new Big Brother status ever since we broke the news, and having Superman help him boast some more just made his little day! Check out the Super-cheesy grin on his face!

Superhero Big Brother Shirt

Do you make a big deal out of announcing your pregnancy?



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  1. says

    Yay, congrats! I am so excited for you and I love that shirt! I didn’t make a big deal out of them until I had my 4th…she was my first and only daughter! :)

  2. says

    Congratulations, what wonderful news! I LOVE that shirt, and your little one is adorable!!! We are in the market for a baby right now (LOL) and I want to be able to do something really creative to announce it, especially since it will be our first. If the timing is right, I’d love to announce around Mother’s Day or Father’s Day…but we’ll just have to see what happens!

  3. says

    Congratulations to you!! What a cool way to announce to everyone that you are having another baby… I only had one child, so I didn’t get to do any second announcing.

  4. says

    I love the big brother shirt! My daughter announced her first with a package sent to us. It had a set of onesies worlds best grandma and grandpa. The second was with a big brother shirt.

  5. says

    First of all, Congratulations! So happy for you and god bless! Second- oh my gosh! I love all these pictures.. so darn cute! Your son is so adorable by the way :) And I love love love Pinterest! :)

  6. says

    Congratulations!! I was like you with my second child and just exhausted all the time – of course I also had horrible morning sickness and the only thing that did not make me ill was Chick dil a (go figure). I bet your son can not wait!

    • says

      Thank goodness I have not experienced morning sickness with either! I dodged that bullet, lol. Very happy to finally be past the fatigue, for sure!

  7. says

    Oh yay!! Congratulation on #2 I bet you are all so excited!! I didn’t make a big announcement when I had my first (i was in denial and I wasn’t into social network as much as I am no). We only told close friends and family members =)

  8. says

    This is so cute. I love it! Back when I was pregnant (2001 and 1997), there was no such thing as social media, at least not the way it is now. So no big announv

  9. says

    We’ve always taken the family to dinner for the announcement.. but with #3, should it happen, we are going to do something awesome! Maybe mail some booties to our parents and siblings… or a picture of my 2 announcing something fun.. It’ll be awesome!

  10. says

    First I want to say congrats on expecting a new family member! What a cool idea! I need to check out your how to do an iron on shirt post! J looks so cute & happy in his superhero shirt! Adorable!

  11. says

    That is such an adorable way to announce your pregnancy! I was so excited to be pregnant after six years of trying that I pretty much just blurted it out to anyone around.

  12. Cynthia says

    Congratulations on #2! The t-shirt is such a cute idea. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  13. says

    Awwwwww! congratulations!! That’s a good excuse for a blogging break.

    I announced our pregnancy by taking a pic of a stack of pregnancy books with a jar of pickles, a carton of ice cream and our ultrasound pic and putting it on FB. It wasn’t crafty, but it was unique.

  14. says

    Awwwwww… congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such a cute way to announce a pregnancy! :)
    Stopping by from the SITS Girls Comment Love Tribe today. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!


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