A Cowboy's Life: DIY Freezer Paper T-Shirts

DIY Freezer Paper T-Shirts

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We had so much fun this weekend creating our own freezer paper printed t-shirts. It's so simple and Carson loved painting on the shirt! The best part is that this paint cleans up very easily, so don't worry about it if some of the paint goes flying in the air.

Supplies needed:
Print of the graphic
Freezer paper
X-acto knife
Screen printing ink
Speedball Roller

Print out the graphic you want for the shirt. I chose to use a silhoutte of Texas, and printed out 3 sizes to see which one looked best on the shirts.

With the graphic taped down, place a sheet of freezer paper on top with the shiny side down and trace the image with a pencil. Then with the x-acto knife carefully cut out the shape. Make sure to leave a large border of freezer paper around the graphic so you have room to add paint and so it does not get on the shirt.

Once the shape is cut out, place the freezer paper shiny side down on the shirt. (It's best to iron the shirt first to get out all the wrinkles.) Really press down on the edges to make sure it is firmly on the shirt.

Before you start to paint, place a piece of cardboard or cutting mat  in between the layers (it will bleed through). Squeeze a bit of paint onto the counter or old dish (don't worry it comes right up if you have granite!) Roll the speedball in the paint and make sure it is evenly coated. Then roll it over the stencil and make sure to get the edges really good. Once you are done, slowly pull off the stencil and let the shirt dry.

Take a picture of your son letting you know he is #1.

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  1. Such a cute idea! This is great that your little cowboy was able to help you with it. My kids love to help me with projects, but so many of them aren't kid-friendy. I would love it if you linked up with us at the Two It Yourself Link it or Lump It Link Party! http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/01/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-21-plus.html

    1. Thank you, it was so fun to make. I just linked up -thanks for the invite. I like the blog, really great craft ideas!

  2. This so cool! Thanks for the tutorial. I wanna try it to make a gift for a friend :)
    - Helen at www.byheleng.wordpress(Visitng from The Memory Nest Linkup)

  3. Thanks for this great tutorial! I've been wanting to try this! Thanks for linking up with us at the Create Link Inspire party! You were featured today! http://www.marvelousmommy.com/2014/01/7-featured-diy-projects/

  4. Neat project. Thank you for sharing with us on Crafty Creations!

  5. Wow! The tees look absolutely adorable! That DIY guide looks very easy to do, too. I wanna try it out. I think that that would make a great gift idea for parties and the like. Thanks for sharing!

    Douglas Gaster @ Controlled Color


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