Friday, November 30, 2012

Freezer Stenciled Deer Shirt

Did you see my Glitter Deer Canvas this week?  Well my friend Christina of The Scrappy Housewife was walking through Target and saw this shirt and she immediately thought of my canvas.  She sent me the link and said I could make something similar for Sarah.  So, I did!  Look how cute!

If you've never tried freezer stenciling, it's so easy and kind of addicting!

First you need some freezer paper.  You can find this on the same aisle as the foil and cling wrap.  I know they carry it at Wal Mart for around $6.  I'm not sure where else they carry it.  You get a TON of it for the money.  Next grab a blank shirt, a digital cutter or an x-acto knife, an iron, and fabric paint.

Find an image you want to use.  Go ahead and either cut it out on your Cameo or if you don't own one, just print it out, place your freezer paper over top of the image and cut around the image with an x-acto knife.  I've done it this way lots of times before I got my Cameo.  Iron the image to your shirt.  When you think you've ironed it long enough, do it for another minute more.  Then paint in your image using fabric paint.  Make sure to place a piece of cardboard between the front and back of your shirt so the paint doesn't bleed through.  After it's dried, peel off your stencil and place a piece of fabric over the image and iron it again.  This "sets" it.

And you're all finished.  I added a cute small bow to the deer too.  I read a great tip from Amy at Positively Splendid.  She mentioned she adds bows to garments by safety-pinning them to the item so that the bow is removable for washing.  So, this is just pinned on and I'm working on making a few other colorful bows.

Here's my little lady modeling her new shirt.

I really like how mine turned out.  My friend dropped off some red tulle for me.  I love the pop of color on the Target one so planning on making a red tulle bow too.

One thing I wanted to do was to add some sparkle to the deer.  I didn't have any glitter fabric paint so I read online if there was a way to add some glitter.  Several places said to just pour glitter onto it while the deer was still wet.  I was nervous that it wouldn't hold up so I chose not to do it.  Tulip brand makes glitter sheets that you can just iron on.  I didn't have any and wanted to use what I had on-hand but that would have been a fun option too.

You can see my other freezer stenciled projects here, here, here, and here.

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Christina @ The Scrappy Housewife said...

It looks just as good, if not better than the one at Target. Great job! And really? Miss Sarah? Far trendier than I'll ever be. So stylish.

pinkoddy said...

We did something similar at halloween. That is a very cute t-shirt/deer.

Cassandra said...

How adorable! It's really hard to get freezer paper over here in Australia. I think I'm going to have to find some on etsy!
That silhouette would look gorgeous as an applique with vintage fabric too... I think I might have to try it out! Thanks for sharing... I've pinned & tweeted about it ;-)

Melissa SerendipityandSpice said...

Too cute! I love the idea of making different colored bows!!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Very very cute. I love that you went with a similar tone - make the bows it will be gorgeous!

Crystelle Boutique said...

She looks so precious and proud of her cute new shirt!

hugs x

Just Jaime said...

So cute!!! I love the purple on purple =)

Liz said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing this tip; I will try it myself! Liz

Casey {} said...

Love, love, LOVE this!! Such a cute idea -- and I really appreciate the tips for those of us who don't have a Silhouette just yet! :)

Christa from Controlling Craziness said...

Love the bow on the deer. So cute. You have all kinds of cute crafty things on your blog, I love it. I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can find out more about it here:

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

That's so cool! I love how it turned out; I keep meaning to try out freezer paper as a stencil, glad to know it's pretty easy to do! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Joanne said...

Sarahs is WAY better than the Target one! Good job! WOW, she sure is getting big! ADORABLE!

I think I would do this more, if I had a digi cutter. {jealous}

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