Sunday, January 2, 2011

100th Day of School Shirt

My grandson aka "Granny's Love" will be sporting this custom 100th Day of School shirt when his school holds their annual celebration. Last year I took one of his stained shirts and sewed 100 buttons on it for him to wear. My husband could not believe that he had two shirts with missing buttons that I had not taken time to fix, yet I was sewing 100 buttons on a shirt for our grandson! I also made a necklace for one of his friends with 100 beads for her to wear to school.  The 100th day of School usually falls around the first week or so in February.

This year I thought of an easier project. I went to the Family Dollar and purchased 2 packages of 60 assorted safety pins $2. Then I went to our local thrift store and found a nearly new gray t-shirt for 50 cents. I took the shirt home and washed it even though they wash everything before putting it out for sale. Next I sorted my pins which were black, gold and silver. For the #1 on the shirt I used 26 safety pins alternating the colors. The two zeros used 37 pins each for a total of 100 pins on the shirt in the shape of 100. I placed a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to keep from pinning the shirt front to the back while making the 100. I think the 100th Day of School shirt turned out pretty neat, and I know Granny's Love will be proud to wear it for the celebration.

The 100th Day of School celebrates having completed 100 days of school or just over half way through the year,and being 100 days smarter! The students usually bring an assortment of 100 items to show their classmates. The students make other items that show or total the number 100. It is a fun day for the students and of course the teacher is thankful she got through the first 100 days too! 


  1. Hi, I loved the shirt. Can you tell me what size pins you used?


  2. Valerie, I have no idea about the size of the pins. I went to the Family Dollar store and grabbed a package of pins. The package contained black, gold, and silver colored pins. I just alternated the colors. Sorry, I do not have the answer.

  3. Wonderful idea!!! I am going to do this for my daughter's 100 day of school!

    1. The 100th day of school shirt for 2012 will be on my blog post 1-30-12. Hope you enjoy.

  4. Wow! Now I know what to do for my son's 100th day of school. Thanks for the great idea.