I spied some Fruit of the Loom cotton t-shirts at Walmart the other day for $2 so I snatched a few to liven up for Elliot. You just can’t beat $2, and sometimes I like a plain shirt in need of livening.
I get so tired of all the name brands plastered all over everything and the weird graphic tees…give me some good little boy t-shirts or I’ll just make them myself with
- fabric paint (I used the Scribbles brand from Hobby Lobby)
- freezer paper
- Cricut etc. (or an Xacto knife and your own imagination, if you dare)
We are loving monsters at our house right now, so a monster it is!
Place the freezer paper shiny side down on the cutting mat. I used my deep cut blade (cause that’s what was in my machine, not cause I needed to. The regular cut blade will work just fine.) set to blade depth 6 and pressure 3.
Getting a clean cut can be tricky – the blade tore up the paper in a few spots but I smoothed it out with an Xacto knife. No big deal.
My T-shirt is a size boys XS so I cut this monster 7″.
This is the only tricky part – centering the design. I folded the shirt in half and marked the center of the hem and the neck and also folded my stencil in half and tried to line it up. Good enough!
Place the stencil shiny side down and iron in place.
Paint! Slip a piece of cardboard or cardstock in between the shirt layers or the paint may seep through.
I used two coats of white paint – I like a stark contrast so I try to do darker shirts with white paint, or white shirts with dark paint, etc.
So easy! And so cute.