Father’s day was a week ago and I love the present that I made for my FIL. I also made one for my dad but I switched it up a bit. (I will explain later.)
Freezer paper stencil’s are my new favorite thing. I have been trying to figure out new and exciting ways to use them. I saw this on Pinterest and new it would be perfect for father’s day, but my FIL needs new t-shirts so I turned it into that instead.
First I started out by tracing my letters on the laptop. I use picmonkey for my fonts. Just make a white background so it’s easier to see the letters. I used three different font’s for this project because there were a lot of words. It tends to break it up a bit more.
This is what it looks like with all the letters traced. You then want to take your exacto knife and cut everything out. Don’t forget to keep the insides of the O’s, E’s, D’s. etc.
If you are wondering about how long it took…this took close to 4 hours!
Once all your pieces are cut out you want to iron it onto your t-shirt
Then carefully iron in your little pieces (I apologize for the blurry picture)
Then paint your stencil using 2 parts paint to 1 part fabric medium
You don’t have to wait until it is completely dry, but wait a good 10 minutes or so.
Then pull off your stencil. If you are going to use it again be very careful as the paint will make it a little hard to peel around the letters.
After 4 hours of cutting this one ripped in the center when I was pulling it off. I wasn’t very happy.