Friday was Chick-Fil-A’s annual cow appreciation day! It’s been a couple of years since we’ve participated, so I decided it was time for me to be more intentional in being “fun mom” – sadly, I’ve not been very good at that. Judging by the way this went, I’m thinking I made the correct choice!!
I decided to go ahead and make permanent shirts for us so we could participate each year (at least until these shirts are outgrown and I have to make new ones)! I used plain white shirts, black felt and fabric glue. The complete project took about an hour for four shirts.
I also remembered I had a piece of black and white cow print fabric in my fabric bin. It ended up being half a yard and plenty to make Rachael a tiered skirt (based on this tutorial) and should fit for at least another year! This also took about an hour and was free because I already had everything on hand!
The last thing I did was print (on cardstock) and cut out cow masks. I used 1/2” elastic that I already had in my sewing box and will take it off and return it to my sewing box when the kids are finished playing with their masks.
To round out our outfits we all wore black bottoms – with the exception of Rachael, who wore her new skirt. I tied black and white sheer ribbons in Rachael’s and my hair and off we went!
This ended up being super fun for all of us! We enjoyed Chick-Fil-A’s yummy food for $0.00 (though it’s worth paying for – and we often do :)), awesome service and ever friendly smiles!
Total spent on this project was just over $10! We now have shirts to wear for this event for the next few years and Rachael has a new skirt to wear until she outgrows it!
This post is linked to: Made By You Monday