How to Make Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts

 

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Creating freezer paper stenciled items has quickly become one of my favorite crafting techniques.
So much so that if I owned Twitter the hash tag #freezerpaperaddict would be trending everyday, all day long. Then again if I owned Twitter I probably wouldn't be sitting around
decorating t-shirts with freezer paper & sixty nine cents acrylic paint.
Where is this conversation going anyways?
 
Oh yeah, on to my little stenciled t-shirts
Soooooooo the other day I discovered these little Gerber toddler shirts in my craft stash. I believe they were leftover from some shower gift I made a few years ago. 
Even though it will be a while before he can wear them {they're 24 months} Baby B obviously gets first dibs on them.
I decided to go all nautical on 'em.
 
This tutorial is a little watered down {I believe I was hungry or something and was in quite the rush to finish these shirts}. If you're interested in checking out more of step-by-step instructional tutorial feel free to check out my freezer paper stenciled favor bags I did for Valentine's Day.
 
This time instead of drawing and cutting out my own stencil on freezer wax paper I actually managed to get my Silhouette machine to work properly for me. Sans cursing and throwing of things......can you believe it? I used it to cut out a little whale and crab stencil I
bought from Silhouette's on-line store.
 
I then used my iron to apply the stencils to the shirts {waxy side down} and started painting away.
 
 
Once the shirts were slightly dry I removed the wax paper stencils
and bada bing, bada boom; new nautical t-shirts!
 
 

 


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16 comments

mari of {crab+fish} said...

Wow, you make this look incredibly easy and there is no. freaking. way. mine would turn out that cute! I LOVE THE CRAB AND (giant) FISH (aka whale). Heh... :) :)

Yah, yah, a whale is a mammal...still looks like a fish so it counts. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So adorable! Being from Maryland I love the crab. :)

Katie said...

those are SOOOO cute!! I used freezer paper to make a shirt for myself this last summer - what a great idea to do it on a baby shirt!!

Tonia L said...

Awwww...those are so adorable!!

The CSI Girl said...

What a great way to upcycle t-shirts!!! You should come link this up at the CSI Project this week. The challenge is Recycle/Upcycle Projects. Starting Thursdayc come link up and get in on the challenge.
www.thecsiproject.com

Gretchen said...

ooh, so cute! I sense a summer wardrobe addition for my baby :)

Lauren said...

These are so stinkin' cute! I'm going to have to try to make some fun shirts for my girls this spring.


I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

christina said...

awwww cute!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Love this idea! They are too cute!!

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured yesterday!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Ginger Bergemann said...

So cute! Love the beachy creatures! I'm probably the only craft blogger left who hasn't done freezer paper stenciling. I so need to get on the ball.

I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/04/show-tell-20.html

Meg {henninglove} said...

this is such a great project jennifer! i will make lots of onesies for whenever we have kids

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I always wondered how to do this! I love the finished look and that little crab is so cute!

Andrea Archambault said...

Thanks for linking up at #thebiggestlinkpartyever! I love your project and am featuring you today on my blog. Hope you have a chance to swing by! http://www.andreaarchambault.blogspot.com/2013/04/link-party-features.html

Val said...

I adore any and all things coastal and these T's are so cute.

Jedi Craft Girl said...

Those are super cute!!!!

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