All of the hip bloggers have been using freezer paper as stencils these days to spruce up kids’ clothing. (Well guess what? I’m hip!) I followed this tutorial a la MADE and – let’s be honest – you should too. As you’re collecting your materials, note that this tutorial uses freezer paper – not wax paper. (Apparently there’s a difference, the details of which I’m not all that interested in.)
The first – and most difficult – task is cutting your desired image out of the freezer paper. I used an xacto knife and a kitchen cutting board to cut out the shape of Utah and a little heart. Place the image under the freezer paper with the shiny side down. Read: You’ll be drawing on the dull side.
Second, iron your freezer paper stencil to the cotton with the shiny side down. Pay extra attention to the edges of your image because you don’t want your fabric paint to leak outside the stencil. (I put cardboard inside the onesie to separate the layers just for peace of mind.)
Third, use your permanent fabric paint to fill the inside of the stencil. Follow the instructions on the bottle for drying times.
Finally, when the paint is dry remove the freezer paper and reveal your design!
I like it enough from afar but I thought up close it looked kind of clumpy. It looks like, well, paint. And I wonder if after it washes if there will be cracks in the image.
When it comes right down to it I must not have been too worried about it because I still gave it away to my BFF’s new baby. (The kids grow out of those things so darn fast anyway, right?)