Summer is almost over and I can NOT believe it. The idea that a week and a half from now I'll be sitting in a classroom thinking about all the work I have to do is not a good one. When I'm working all those hours in the summer sometimes I think 'school is easier,' but looking at it from this end of the summer I'm not so sure.
This tutorial is very easy and is a great way to add a personal touch to anything in your wardrobe. Plus it uses very few supplies.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1. Tshirt (any color and really any fabric will do, though I recommend 100% cotton or a cotton blend in a light color)
2. Freezer paper
4. Fabric paint
5. X-acto knife
7. Piece of cardboard
9. Computer paper
Step 1: Create your design
I drew mine with a sharpie, but you can also print out an image you like from the internet. Make sure to use something that is easy to cut out and doesn't have too many thin lines.
Step 2: Trace your design
Using a pencil, trace your design onto the freezer paper.
Step 3: Cut out your stencil
Using an X-acto knife, cut out the insides of your stencil.
Step 4: Iron the stencil to your shirt
Shiny-side down, iron the freezer paper to your shirt, making sure to center it.
Step 5: Paint
I chose to just go with black paint, but different colors and an elaborate stencil could really bring this DIY to the next level. I just used an old paintbrush from a kid's craft set.
Put a piece of cardboard (I used an old cereal box) between the two layers of fabric so it doesn't bleed through. Be sure to evenly paint inside the stencil, and take your time.
Step 6: Let dry
The directions on my bottle of fabric paint said 4 hours, but it was blazing hot and super sunny the day I did this, and 1.5 hours was definitely enough time. Just wait for it to completely dry.
Step 7: Carefully peel off the freezer paper and wear!
This is a method that allows for a lot of variation and personalization. If you try this at home please post a picture!