I love freezer paper. It's amazing stuff.
I saw the "pinch proof" t-shirts at Skip to My Lou and knew that I wanted to make the kids t-shirts for St. Patrick's day. I tried explaining what pinch proof meant to Vance and he just wasn't getting it, so I came up with my own design.
Here's the final t-shirt, drying. I'll have to update with a picture when it's ready to wear.
What you need: A t-shirt, Tulip soft fabric paint, a paintbrush, freezer paper, and an iron.
Here's my drawing. Trace this onto the paper side of the freezer paper.
I've entered a ton of giveaways for the Silhouette machine and no luck, so I had to use an exacto knife to cut everything out. (I pouted while I wrote that sentence.)
Iron the freezer paper down onto your t-shirt, waxy side down, paper side up.
Paint. Vance helped with this step. Make sure your coats are even and try not to glob it on. Be careful with the edges so you don't get any seepage.
Peel the freezer paper off while the paint is wet. Allow to dry and follow directions on the back of the paint bottle for finishing. (Some brands require an ironing to set the paint.)
Overall, I was really excited about these. I did have one bleed through, but it's hardly noticeable. The kids chose the sparkly paint and I'm glad they did - it's fun! The paint is also soft and not stiff like the puffy paint that I used to use years and years ago. I'll definitely be doing more of these in the future. Oh, the possibilities!!!
P.S. I did a quick one for Vaughn, just a simple shamrock. The store didn't have t-shirts that were her size, so this is just an old one from last summer.
Happy (almost) St. Patrick's day! You still have time to make one!