4th of July DIY
A long while back I picked up some freezer paper with intentions of using it for stenciling. I couldn’t decide what design to do (why is it that the easiest things can be the hardest to decide?), but after seeing this picture, my mind was made up for a nautical theme…plus this striped shirt will really come in handy for getting dressed on Wednesday!
Just a few supplies are needed for this project: image of your choice from the web…I used Google Images (or you can free-hand your picture if you’ve got talent), freezer paper, and fabric paint.
Trace the image onto the freezer paper (on the dull side), then cut it out.
Iron the freezer paper (wax side down) onto your shirt or other clothing item.
Apply a coat or more of paint.
Then wait for the paint to dry, peel off the freezer paper, and iron the paint to set it.
This diy took about an hour or so to do (plus interruption time from the little ones)…and when my daughter saw what I was doing, she wanted to make a shirt for herself too.
Both shirts were completed before lunch time. (If you’re looking for more detailed instructions, just search “freezer paper stencil” and some 2,160,000 results show up!) Such a super-simple project…I’ll for sure be doing this again!
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