Sunday, June 17, 2012

DIY: "I Love My Husband" T-Shirt


A friend of mine started a Facebook group called "Bring Back Date Night."  The purpose of the group is for wives to encourage each other to date their husbands more.  When we have kids, so much of our time and focus goes into our children that at times we can neglect our husbands.  And when you have a baby (mine is 10 mths old now), dates are even less frequent.  So, in the group we offer up cheap date night ideas, contact info for baby-sitters, things like that.

So, my friend posted a picture of a shirt recently that she had bought at a conference.  It said, "I Love My Husband."  So, several of us decided to make our own and wear them on Father's Day.




Here's how you can make your own using freezer paper stenciling - one of my favorite techniques.

Grab a blank tee-shirt.  Now, I created my design on my Silhouette Cameo and cut it out on some freezer paper (you can purchase a giant roll for $5.76 from Wal-Mart) but you can very easily create your design in Word, print it out and then put the freezer paper over it and cut it out using an exacto knife.  I've done it this way several times and it works great.

Then you take the stencil, shiny-side down, and iron it directly onto your shirt.  And when you think you're done, iron it just a little bit more.  Then grab your paint, a craft sponge and paint away.


When you're finished painting, let it dry completely.  When I've been in a hurry to complete a project, I've just stuck it underneath a fan on high for an hour or so and that worked well for me.  When it's dry, peel off the stencil and take a washcloth or fabric, place it over the stencil and iron it again.  This "sets" it.  Do you ever wonder how people come up with this stuff?  I mean how did someone realize that freezer paper would iron onto a shirt making it a wonderful stencil?


And here you have it.  An awesomely cute shirt that will make your husband feel like the most special man!



You can see my other freezer paper projects here, here and here.  For a more in-depth video tutorial from I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar, click here.

And here's a group shot of some of the ladies that made a shirt.  We're missing a few and the camera was left on B&W.  But still a cute shot of us "Dating Wives".



Thanks for reading!  See you tomorrow for my I {Heart} Monday post!


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32 comments:

allifirst said...

Love it!! I want one! I'll pay you to make me one!!

Stacy Sews and Schools said...

VERY cute!!! I think I am going to have to try it! Thanks!!

Cassidy said...

What an awesome support group to create to encourage dating your husbands! Its seems the more kids you have the more difficult dating becomes!
Serioulsy love the t-shirt idea. I think I'm gonna do this next year!

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

Love this! So cute! Visiting from Serendipity and Spice.

PS - I'm hosting a giveaway this week!:
http://makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com/2012/06/giveaway.html

Lisa said...

Such a sweet idea! I also have an almost 10 month old, and I have to agree that it gets hard to go on dates. We always love taking the baby out with us because we want to spend him with him. But we also have not had a date night since before he was born! Definitely need to work on that...

Etcetorize said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial. To be honest, I've always wondered what's the big deal about using freezer paper. But I didn't realize that it actually sticks to your shirt. Now I'm going to have to try this out! So glad you linked up Etcetorize this week!

Crafty Cousins said...

I love it! I hope your hubs did, too! I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins:

http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-i-wore-sunday-week-20.html

~Natalie

Our Delightful Home said...

I have to make one for me for the Mr.!Thanks for stopping by at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's Linky Party at ODH via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/live-show-me-what-you-got-tursdays-19.html

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Cherished Bliss said...

This is adorable!! So sweet too! I'm sharing on my facebook wall and pinning! : ) Have a great week!

Scary said...

I love this project. I am totally making one for my anniversary. I love the colors you used. Great job!

I am vising from the Our Delightful Home Link-up party. I would love for you to come look at our blog, shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com

lauren said...

LOVE THIS!!! And love your very sweet blog--- I am also a DIY blogger & jesus follower :) would love for you to link up at my Heart&Home link party :) http://www.mercyinkblog.com/2012/06/tuesdays-hearts-homes-link-party-giveaway.html
blessings!
lauren @mercyINK

kaitlyn said...

This is such a cute idea!! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Julie Marling said...

Thanks! The shirt is so cute! Newest follower from Tuesday Hop. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance.

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Julie Marling said...

Where is the profile? Not sure if I am no-reply! Thanks though. I try to make my blog as easy as I can ;)

julie_marling@yahoo.com

thetwistedruffle said...

what a great idea! i love them! you should make some to sell!!

Connie said...

Love this post, please link it up with me Wednesday on Wow Us Wednesday.

cheapcraftymama said...

Super cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That's awesome! I agree, dating our hubbies is so important. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

becky said...

Your shirts are cute. I've done a few..I showed one for my grandson on my blog...he turned one. Anyway...sometimes there is some seepage underneath the paper. Any hints to prevent this? If you iron more does it stick better? I'm going to check out your other projects. Hope you can come visit me and see mine...just a beginner: Easy Silhouette Kids Tees. Great job.

The Pretty Pinhead said...

This is a sweet idea! I want to try this on a baby onesie too that says, "I love my dad". Found your blog on The Taylor House. Glad I did :)

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Terry said...

What a great idea - both the t-shirt and the group encouraging date night!! Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

Sarah Larsen said...

Aww... so cute! :)

I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html

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Katie Adams said...

Oh my heck I love this! I love all of you standing together with your shirts. I would love for you to share at my linky party going on now at http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-46.html Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love this shirt! I've never tried a freezer paper stencil, but it's on my crafting to-do list :)

We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday blog party.

Cornerstone Confessions said...

Too cute! I love this idea! I'd love if you'd link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.

Kathy

Jana Faith said...

What a brilliant plan to "date our husbands". Even without children it's sometimes challenging to make time for each other... I love the shirt, too. I saw a shirt with the same phrase at Mardel's but I really like the diy version. Thanks for sharing.

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

So cute! I love the idea of dating our husbands and the shirts are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Super cute! I love the shirt and the encouragement of dating your husbands more :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

That's so cute! Love the pic of you all. Thanks for sharing with us at our Pinteresting Party. Hope you will come back and share again this week.

Malory {Snips & Spice} said...

This is a cute shirt! Thanks for linking to the party!

Malory
http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

This is so cute & so genius! I believe I now know what I'll be making everyone for next Chritmas!
Thanks for linking it up to TT&J!

Jocelyn said...

This is so cute! I just pinned this and totally plan to try it out. Thanks!

- Jocelyn @ jocelynandjason.blogspot.com

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