4th of July DIY

02 Jul 2012 Permalink

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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  • Fashion By Alicia
    July 2, 2012

    That is such a fabulous idea and the shirt is perfect for the 4th! Love it.

  • Mandy
    July 2, 2012

    I did a free hand but yours is WAY better! Love it!

  • KurtzCrafts
    July 2, 2012

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  • VanC
    July 2, 2012

    Super cute! Love your lil gal’s froggy print.

  • Tamera Beardsley
    July 2, 2012

    What a great idea and so well presented! Kudos my dear!

  • nicole feliciano (@momtrends)
    July 2, 2012

    So crafty! Ahoy! Have a fashionable 4th! Swinging by from Monday Mingle.


  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    July 3, 2012

    i love it! Xo Megan

  • akaleistar
    July 3, 2012

    Great idea!

  • toni
    July 3, 2012

    Omg, I love this!! I saw your post on IFB and I love how simple this is. This is actually a great idea for a fathers day shirt or something. Thanks so much for the idea and I love yours and your daughter’s tops! <3


  • allthingschicmel
    July 5, 2012

    So so cute! What a great idea!

  • Christine
    July 7, 2012

    Awesome! My daughter saw this and immediately asked if we could do this, too. Thanks for sharing.

    • aprilgia
      July 8, 2012

      Hope you ladies had fun! It’s a fun project!

  • halliedaily
    July 9, 2012

    aww….the DIY is so cool, so inspirated!!!

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