Anyway, I know Aunt Kookie would want to see the freezer paper shirt I made him. I also figured that since custom shirts are so popular you guys might like to make them! I love custom shirts but I kinda feel silly ordering one for every holiday at $20-$25 dollars. I found myself wanting to keep them nice. So around Halloween I had ordered a few custom shirts at $25 a piece then decided to try these and it is so easy. I will either cut out a design on the Circuit or freehand it. I free-handed his name (drawing it then I use scissors) and obviously didn't get a good seal for clean lines when ironing it so it didn't turn out perfect. :/ Oh well. This is an Easter shirt that will go into Spring as I didn't want a shirt that he would only wear for a week.
A few more creations:
We get compliments all the time and people have even asked me to make them.
Tips - if you just have plain paint buy some fabric medium so you don't have to invest in all new supplies. I started with onesies because we had an extra package and have moved onto shirts. Some of them have even become favorites of things he wears because they are so soft. I iron beforehand the shirt beforehand to get out wrinkles and put something between the layers of the shirt so the paint does not go all the way to the back. I have used brushes to apply the paint and sponges and I didn't see a difference. You will probably have to apply 2 coats, allow the paint to completely dry before removing the freezer paper, and make sure you set the design well with an iron before washing. Ours have lasted well and haven't faded. I have fun making shirts with several colors as well and the more detailed a design the harder it is to keep clean lines. Personally, I seem to make them during nap so it is a quick just lets get this done. The more time you take the better they turn out.
Here is the tutorial I used Sir Bubbadoo Tutorial She goes into much more detail so read this to really understand! I have found several online but this was the best detail.
Overall, I have found this as an easy way to make super cute personalized shirts that I don't care if we play in the dirt or stain! :) Let me know if you have questions and I hope you enjoy making them! Don't worry I still have more adventures to blog about hopefully soon!