Friday, February 10, 2012

Freezer paper stencil valentines shirt

My grandma gave me a onsie with little hearts all over it before baby girl was born. It was cute but probably just would have been an undershirt until the lightbulbs went on that with this little onsie I could accomplish like a thousand things that I wanted to do! Ok like three...

1. make cute valentines shirts for my kids
2. FINALLY make a freezer paper stencil
3. not spend any money!

So Freezer paper how too...)you just buy it were the saran wrap and foil is usually.) There is a more matte side and a slick side on it and you draw your image on the flat side. The easiest thing to do is print or draw something on a regular piece of paper and then trace it onto the freezer paper. So...

1. Trace image onto freezer paper

2. cut out negative parts of image (the parts you want to have color on) with exacto knife or razor blades, they are the easiest but scissors also work.

3. Place stencil where you want it on shirt and slowly iron onto clothing. (on low)

4. When cool, paint your image. Be sure to paint inward to help prevent your stencil form lifting and have a piece of paper or cardboard under your image so it wont leak onto the back!

5. Peel off stencil when your paint is still somewhat wet but doing it dry is fine too. Use tweezers to get any little detail parts of the stencil off.

6. When completely dry place a towel over it and iron on low, this helps seal everything. and you are good to go!

For a more in depth look there is a video on I am momma hear me roar. Thats how I learned. 


  1. How sweet! I love that cupcake! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  2. Aww. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Adorable onsie!


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