Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday Design Team ~ Father's Day

Hello everyone! It's that time again. Thankful Thursday Design Team day. Today's theme is to make a project for Father's Day. Any project for/by/about a Father. Well, I had found a tutorial on how to do this freezer paper stenciling and really wanted to give it a try. First, I gathered all the items I would need. Bought a t-shirt at Michael's for about $4, fabric paint, freezer paper (not wax paper), and an image.

I found the tutorial here: sirbubbadoo. Instead of tracing an image and using a x-acto knife to cut it out, I used my cricut. I placed the freezer paper on my sticky mat so the shiny side was up and then I had my son type in #1 Dad, we made sure we flipped it so it was backwards because the shiny side of the freezer paper has to go down onto the material.

Here is my son using my cricut to cut the image. He's a pro now.

After cutting out the image, peel it off the mat and place it shiny side down on your shirt or whatever you will be stenciling on. Place a towel on top of the freezer paper and iron over the image.

Remove the towel to check if the freezer paper is ironed on good. Once the freezer paper is stuck on the material, put some paint on the material, where the cuts are and paint a nice layer over all the cut out areas. We used a foam paint brush.

If you are stenciling letters or anything else that has a "center" to it such as the letter "D" or "A", you need to peel that little piece off your mat and iron it down also before you start painting.

Let dry. Once dry, carefully peel off freezer paper pieces.

Place a thin towel or some other sort of thin material over the painted areas and iron again to set the paint.

Voila! Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband who has helped me raise 4 wonderful sons. Thanks Ben for your help with this project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now go on over to Crazy About Cricut and check out the other design team members projects and then come up with a project for a man in your life who is a dad and link up your project. Can't wait to see what all you come up with.


  1. I LOVE this shirt!! Great family project!!!


  2. Great job. Love the tutorial. These are so much fun to make.

    Smiles Sher

  3. Wow you and your son did an awesome job!! I am a new follower and would love to have you come and check out my blog and I have an awesome Giveaway going on until the 2nd of July!!
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