9.13.2008

Fun with Freezer Paper

kay you know that stuff called freezer paper? It's like wax paper, sorta, but only shiny on one side? Yea, now that you're up to speed let me show you a fun thing you can do with it! I had some fabric paint laying around. I have the most odd things in my craft room. You can get it at Micheals, Hobby Lobby and other craft stores. Buy the good stuff, cheap runny paint won't work for this fun craft. This is a fun craft for kids, but remember irons are hot so you do the ironing parts. My daughter did the cutout, placement and painting with a little help from me.

Need:
A t-shirt, bag, sash, tablecloth, ect. if you have one with a small stain that you don't want to give up that is perfect. Especially for a first try. :)
Good fabric paint or screen printing paint
Iron
Freezer Paper
Craft X-actos or you can use a die cut machine. I used my Cricut Expression.

How:
1. Cut out your design. It can be anything from an image you got online that you printed, words, ANY design you want. Heat your iron.
2. Turn the shirt inside out and iron a piece of freezer paper to the wrong side of the front, this is so the paint doesn't seep through and you end up with paint on the back of your shirt. lol!  I use the silk setting on my iron, not too hot, not too cool. You might want to start off cooler and work your way hot.
3. Gently turn the shirt right side out. Place the freezer paper you cut out on the shirt where ever you like. As shown. If there are any little peices, like inside my butterfly there, put those on after you iron the outside on. So you can control how they are placed. Iron them down one at a time.
4. Dab, not rub, the fabric paint on the exposed fabric. Let dry, heat set (directions on your paint bottle), and TaDa!
  

We added a few flowers under the butterfly, waited for it all to dry and ran an iron over it.
Please leave questions in the comments area if you have any. It's not dry yet so I don't hav a picture on my favorite model. She helped me do this and she loves it. She wants to go buy more plain shirts and get busy!
 
That was a long post for me. I now wonder how many typos are there... ahh... I'll go look later. More fun craft time with my daughter to attend to. Thank goodness for weekends! Do somethin fun with your little ones today.  : )  Click for larger pics.


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is really adorable! I can see using this technique for a Halloween Costume too! Great idea!

Lexica

Grammie said...

Love it the whole thing how you and your baby girl did this together!
Your a great mom!

Heather said...

very cool! I like how you didn't slap that butterfly dead center on the shirt:)

Wish I had a cricut!
Heather

binders said...

Wow! What a great idea. I love craft projects that can include the kids. I should show my craft-queen dd this, she'd love to try it.

Helena said...

Fun! I've done that with Contact paper.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

thanks for your tutorials...

Crystal said...

Wow, you are very creative! I would never think of half the things you seem to do so easily. That is great. I'm sure your kids love that about you. :)

FlipFlop Mom said...

LOVE IT!!!!! So adorable!!!
I made your Marble Coasters.... and.. some I liked.. and some I didn't.. lol lol... I'll have to post the "good" ones on my blog so you can peek at them... One thing I learned... the chunkier the stamp.. the BETTER the look!! Thanks again sweetiepie!!

scrapperjen said...

That is VERY cool!!!! Thank you!

~*~Tracey~*~ said...

How cool. You are one creative chick. I'll be stalking your blog now, LOL!

Miss French Jessica said...

I am never showing my daughter your blog or she'll know what a uncool, uncrafty mom I am! Soooo cool! Maybe I'll try that as a party gift/goody "bag" for her birthday in May...maybe! ;)

deb said...

Awesome project. I wish I had a Cricut to cut some of those adorable butterflies. Really great job.

Creative Junkie said...

Your blog is so inspiring! Makes me want to get crafty and get my hands dirty and that's saying something because normally, I'm allergic to anything sticky.

dg said...

Cool! Perfect timing too as my daughter and her friends want to make some "GObama!" t-shirts. I thought I needed to go buy some plastic for the stencil, but this will work even better. Thanks!

The Empty Envelope said...

Very fun!!!

Brooke said...

What a neat kids project!

Jeanette said...

What a fun project! I am going to put a link to you in my blog post today so everyone can come see. (All three people who read my blog anyway LOL)

Lorri said...

very cute!

Jennie said...

You are a crafter after my own heart... I have had this on my Craft TO DO LIST for over a year...I love the way the white pops against the bright pink...great job, love your site and thanks for the wonderful, kind words that you posted on my site, they really meant more to me than you could ever know.

The Adams Family said...

You are very clever and I am so going to repair some shirts I have shoved in my drawers, not wanting to give up simply because of small stains that others probably can't even see. BUT I KNOW THEY ARE THERE! :) Thank you for sharing you talents.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

How fun! I love that you spun this as a craft to do with kid-great tips! I'll be linking to this!

~nichole~ said...

I demand that you make me shirts. Have them ready by friday k thanks bye

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