Tuesday, March 15, 2011

DIY St Patty's Day Project

I know that Molly is the luckiest little 14 month old ever...
but I needed for everyone at her daycare to know how lucky she is as well

so I made her something to wear on Thursday

Supplies Needed:
Shirt/Canvas Bag/anything cloth
Freezer Paper
Fabric Paint
Sponge Brush
Trace your design onto your freezer paper

Cut out the area of the freezer paper that you want to paint
[basically you have created a stencil]

Iron on freezer paper
[shiny side down, make sure all areas are secured very well {to avoid any bleeding onto the shirt}]

Apply paint liberally
[I would recommend putting a piece of cardboard or a magazine in between the middle of the shirt/tote bag/ect so the paint doesn't bleed through to the back]
Wait for the paint to drive
And pull back the freezer paper
Remove all of the freezer paper
I used puffy paint for the heart [yes, it totally brought me back to my sorority days, making shirts for every occasion possible!]

I applied the glitter to the shamrock with fabric glue for glitter
The hardest part of this whole project was waiting for the glitter to dry to see the final project
To pass the time I made a bow to match and then removed the excess glitter

The funniest part of this entire project was when Justin brought up a load of clean laundry that Molly's shirt happened to be washed in

he came up with the laundry and said

well the load is done but we have one slight problem....

I think I shrunk a shirt - ha!

Were not used to things this small being in our laundry

Happy Crafting!

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Kenj said...

So adorable.! If I didn't already buy a shirt for St. Patrick's day I would definitely do this! Maybe next year.

Molly said...

Love this, SO cute! You did great girl!

Lindsay said...

This is ADORABLE Lindsey!

Kelly said...

SO cute!! It turned out just adorable :-) Way to go!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Very cute! Good job!! :)

Shannon Dew said...

So absolutely presh! Did you make the hair clippie too?

Anonymous said...

Cute idea!! Love the shirt!

Katie G said...

I was going to ask if you made it with freezer paper...but now I know! Thanks again!! She will be looking very cute tomorrow...and may need the "luck" at her ortho appt!

Megan said...

omg- you have inspired me!!! I have got to start doing these!! So cute!!

Annie said...

the shirt turned out super cute!! i love it!! :)

Steph @ Professors_Wife said...

This makes me want to come and visit, and make t-shirts that say something corny about blogging! LOL! Great job - I love it!

Jumping Jack said...

That's such a cute shirt! I think the puffy paint heart makes the whole thing!

Emily said...

This is adorable! Where did you find the stencil? Did you freehand it? If so, I'm in for a really funny treat.