A long time ago, I found a super easy tutorial on Angry Chicken‘s blog (a.k.a. Amy Karol of Bend-the-Rules Sewing) on how to make stencils out of freezer paper. It took me forever to even find the freezer paper (it was at the one store I never go into!) but once I did, I’ve been having a grand old time making all kinds of stencils!
Yesterday, my mom came over to make t-shirts with Em and I. She had NaNa-and me time with Em by making his train shirt, while I made Ro’s giraffe shirt. Here’s how we did it.
I found the train and giraffe pictures by doing a Google image search. Once I found the pictures that I thought would look good, I saved the pics, sized them to fit the t-shirts and printed them out.
Tape the picture to a self-healing mat (or a few layers of cardboard so you don’t ruin your table) and then tape a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of that. With an X-acto knife, cut out the silhouette. Carefully remove the tape and there’s your stencil!