Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Stenciled T

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It’s easy to make stenciled tshirts using freezer paper, which is available in almost any grocery store. Once you choose your image, all you have to do is cut out the paper, iron it on to the shirt, and paint with fabric paints or acrylics. Easy directions are found on the box! The great thing about making your own stenciled shirts is that you can make the perfect personalized image for each of your recipients. fluffypants posted photos of several shirts and even some tote bags that she made using this method.I love this Andy Warhol shirt!

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  1. MMLMAO says:

    I love this post! I can’t wait to get started with my boys! They can each make one for the other as gifts that will be unique and personal. I am always thrilled to see Crafter posts…I just wish I had time to make it all! Happy Holidays to all!

  2. Riechan says:

    You can also make great shirts without freezer paper as I don’t find it anywhere, I also put up a tutorial how to make a stenciled shirt using a transparent paper and double sided tape 🙂

  3. Leah says:

    transparent paper and double sided tape sounds like a brilliant solution to not being able to find freezer paper! thanks for sharing that tip.

  4. Jess says:

    Maybe I missed something, but do you transfer an image to the wax paper then to the shirt? Or do you put the image on top of the wax paper and then iron, or what… I’m confused about how the image gets onto the shirt.. 😕

  5. fluffypants says:

    Oh wow, I was wondering why my freezer paper post from this past summer was getting commented on again! 😉 I’m flattered!

    Jess; basically you make a stencil out of freezer paper (which is like paper on one side and wax paper on the other), and then iron that to the shirt and paint the stencil, then the stencil peels off afterwards.

    I have a massive stash of exacto knives now from all the shirts I’ve been doing! 🙂

  6. rackycoo says:

    fluffypants, all your shirts turned out so well that I had to share. I think stenciling shirts or totebags (or pillowcases, or…) is one of the greatest ideas! It’s so easy to do, and they look so professional. Thanks for sharing on Craftster!

  7. Hi ! thank for post.