NEW VIDEO: Stenciling T-shirts

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardYou’re gonna have this song stuck in your head, so I apologize in advance.
But it will be worth it. And….maybe you’ll need a couple of things besides love for a custom painted t-shirt project, but not many!

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd I love that fabric paint is available in soooo many colors and textures. Even glow-in-the-dark and metallic! You can keep it simple, or go crazy.
Mix as many colors as you want, get the exact shade you’re looking for.
Who’s the boss? YOU are.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardFreezer paper stencils are awesome at jazzing up a:
t-shirt
onesie
• tote bag
• zipper pouch
• throw pillow
diaper cover

Or about a bajillion other things. You can buy an inexpensive item at the store for you to paint, or you can make your own.
Either way, you’ll end up with a custom design!

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd I have a F R E E template for you!
You can be twinsies with Casey and me. Haah!
Download it here.

Okay let’s paint. Hit the play button below and enjoy!

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For all your fabric paint needs, head to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.

Have fun with your stenciling! And your Valentines’ Day. All you need is love.
And paint.
Aaaand maybe red shoes.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardYes, definitely red shoes.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

  1. 1) Maarya

    Love the red shoes!!!

  2. 2) Ruth

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing x

  3. 3) Riley

    Where did you get the stenciling tool, to cut and get out the painted letters?
    Thanks!!

    • 4) Dana

      You can get a craft knife at any craft store, like Joann. Sometimes people call it an X-Acto knife. But that’s just a specific brand of knife.

  4. 5) Ashley

    Where did you get your shirt from?? I watched your video with my daughter and she is asking if we can make one RIGHT NOW. She has to be dropped off at preschool here in 3 minutes 😀 😀 😀

    • 6) Dana

      Hi Ashley,
      These T-shirts are all from Target. The charcoal gray one that I’m wearing is so soft. I love it. It comes in other colors too.

      • 7) Ashley

        Thanks so much! I love your entire outfit!

  5. 8) Melissa A Berry

    We recently moved and I feel like I haven’t crafted in AGES! The video reminded me how much I love fabric paint. Super cute shirts. =)

  6. 9) Janice Tarr

    Love all your cute & easy video’s
    One question on the T shirt stencil – I did it & after 4 coats of fabric paint, I figured something was not right. It still didn’t cover, seemed to absorb into the fabric. Does the T shirt material matter or the Fabric paint? I bought Fabric Creations at Michaels. Any suggestions? Thank You. You are so easy to follow!

    • 10) Dana

      Hi Janice,
      Sorry you’re having troubles.
      Yes, it depends on the t-Shirt fabric and the paint. Every knit reacts differently to paint (and differently to sewing). I’m sure you watched the part where I tested out a few different paints to see how many coats to do, etc? I would recommend that before using a new paint.
      Perhaps your fabric is super soft and super absorbent? So it’s soaking up more paint?
      I haven’t used Fabric Creations paint….I typically buy Tulip brand fabric paint. So I’m not sure on that product. Maybe try Tulip and see how it looks.
      Of course, maybe your paint has kind of a cool “washed out” look? That might be kind of cool.

  7. 11) Linda

    VERY CUTE DANA!! You’re so talented. Where did you find the red shoes?

    Linda

    • 12) Dana

      Haha. Thanks Linda! The shoes are from Aldo 🙂

  8. 13) Siobhann Bakke

    Such fun, thanks for the tutorial.

  9. 14) Natasha

    Can you use anything other than freezer paper

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