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A new year means a lot of things— new beginnings, new resolutions, new adventures, even a new you! CustomInk is all about harnessing the sense of purpose a brand new year brings, and 2017 is no exception.

Our super talented Design Resources team took to hand lettering some seriously inspirational quotes that are sure to keep you motivated and on track to reach your goals year round. Can you blame us for showing off a few of our favorites?

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We’re taking these hand lettered beauties beyond the t-shirt and straight to the moleskin. These journals look great… but just think of how much better they’ll look once they’re filled with all the goals you’ve crushed this year.

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The great ideas and personalized designs don’t stop there— check out the entire New Year series and get to customizing your own inspirational new year gear with our favorite quotes!

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Winter holidays are right around the corner- make sure you’re dressed appropriately! Our Design Lab has everything you need to make your own fabulously festive sweatshirt (or t-shirt, or raglan, or hoodie, or tank top). Get inspired by these winning designs from this year’s CustomInk Holiday Sweater Design Contest! Click a design to open it in the Design Lab for customization.

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Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board, chock full of holly jolly design ideas!

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Designing a t-shirt for a group or event? Our Design Lab templates are an awesome way to create great shirts quickly while adding your own personal touch. Watch the video for some tips to get started on your design!

See more creative tips and ticks and get started on your design today!

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Our team of professional artists work with every order to bring your dream design to life, for free! Check out this time-lapse video of one of our artists turning an awesome Turkey Trot t-shirt design idea into a reality!

Need help coming up with a design for your Thanksgiving get-together? From family football games to Turkey Trots to festive feasts, browse our Thanksgiving design ideas for inspiration. We also have fun Turkey Trot slogan ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!

Contact us today for help!

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It’s time to break out the pumpkin spice and the spooky decorations because Halloween is right around the corner! If store bought Halloween costumes aren’t really your style, but a totally DIY costume causes some serious fright, consider these fun DIY (Design It Yourself!) options from CustomInk.

Our customers and team members have come up with first-place worthy Halloween costumes created right in our Design Lab! We’ve got great options for solo acts as well as groups– check them out!

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What’s your Super Power?

Superheroes can be hard to come by, but there’s no shortage when it comes to our teachers, doctors, and nurses! Get as many super guys and gals together as you’d like with these “I’m a [insert job], what’s your superpower?” t-shirts.

Hit up your local costume shop for capes and masks for a superpower-ful finishing touch!

Fork in the Road

This design is sure to score points for puns alone. Head to the Design Lab for the simplest creation yet… a fork in the road. Just remember– never take things literally on Halloween!

Other easy but fun puns for DIY t-shirts? “I found this humerus” alongside clipart of the humerus bone or “Attempted Murder” with two birds resting on a branch.

 
 
 
 

Ms. Pacman

This group went simple but smart with their Ms. Pacman inspired design. Take a unique spin on the Ms. Pacman design by creating an abstract version using clipart in our Design Lab.
 
From there, create a few ghosts (we’re partial to Inky!) by adding eyes from our Clipart Library to colored t-shirts (red, orange, blue, and pink). If your group is big enough, throw in fruit t-shirts for a sweet touch.

 
 
 

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Jack O’ Lantern

Go traditional with Jack O’ Lantern t-shirts! Dress them up with funky striped socks and face paint or really commit with orange pants, a pumpkin hat, and orange face paint.

We’ve made it really easy to design it yourself with our pumpkin design templates!

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A Zookeeper’s Zootopia

Zootopia t-shirts are great for a class-wide costume! Customize your zookeeper tees with cute zoo animals (like a giraffe or lion) and your school name. To really sell this DIY costume, wear khakis shorts and zookeeper hats.

Add a fun twist by having the students dress as the zookeepers while the teacher is the zoo animal!

Team Sports

A team sports costume has never been so easy with all the jerseys, raglans, and performance t-shirts that CustomInk has to offer. No matter what sport your group decides to channel, basketball, baseball, football, your group is sure to score! Make sure to include the whole team, coach, and even a cheerleader or two!
 
 

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“This is My Costume”

Take the easy way out with an idea like this one! These teachers went practical and punny with “This Is My Scary Teacher Costume” t-shirts. Other fun (but easy) design it yourself t-shirt ideas, such as “This is my Halloween costume” and “Worst. Costume. Ever.” can be ordered in our Design Lab. Talk about Easiest. Costume. Ever!

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Taco Bell T-Shirts

Are you looking to add a little spice to Halloween? Head South of the Border with these Taco Bell sauce packet tees from our Design Templates! Olè!

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Colorful Crayons

Get colorful with this super easy group costume. Our Design Lab is ready to go with crayon t-shirt templates– just pick your colors and order!

Add the perfect finishing touch with construction paper crayon tips à la party hat style!

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Spooky Skeleton

It’s not Halloween without a skeleton or two walking among us! Just throw on your DIY t-shirt with a pair of black pants. For a truly terrifying touch, create sunken eyes and cheeks using black and white face paint. You’re sure to scare with this haunting Halloween costume!
 
 
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The Price is Right

Get your group to “come on down!” with this iconic costume. Design your own “The ‘Costume’ is Right” t-shirt, complete with personalized name tag artwork, in our Design Lab! For a touch that’s sure to score you first place, add your own Bob Barker or Drew Carey (complete with game show mic, of course!).
 

Do you have great DIY Halloween costume ideas to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!

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