Create a unique, one-of-a-kind DIY Stenciled Flower Girl Shirt for the bright personality in your life. Creating this shirt is easy with I Love to Create NEON Fabric Markers and a simple DIY stencil made from freezer paper.
DIY Stenciled Flower Girl Shirt
This easy DIY Stenciled Flower Girl Shirt is a great project for teens, pre-teens, and moms alike. You can create any design you want using freezer paper as a simple stencil, and customize each project with your favorite NEON colors.
Tulip® Fashion Art™ from I Love to Create includes a collection of premium, high-quality color products for creating fashion and home décor fabric art. This collection includes “Puffy Paint”, and a vast assortment of paints, dyes, embellishments, sprays and glitters. This month I had the opportunity to try some of Tulip's most popular NEON products and I fell in love with my favorite product of all, Tulip's Fabric Markers.
Pick up these exclusive products at your local Michaels Arts & Crafts store. For those folks without a Michaels store in their area, you can order the products at iLoveToCreate.com. iLoveToCreate.com is currently offering free shipping on any neon Tulip product for the month of February when you use coupon code NeonFEB (ends February 28th).
- Tulip Dual Tip Fabric Markers in NEON
- White Shirt
- Silhouette, Cricut or X-acto Knife
- Girl Template
- Freezer Paper
- Hook Tool
Optional: One adorable little model
Choose a stencil to use when creating your design. You can create a stencil with a Silhouette or Cricut digital cutter, or you can cut your own with an X-acto Knife. I chose a shape from the Silhouette Studio to cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I cut my stencil on freezer paper and the following setting are what worked best for me:
- Place your freezer paper shiny side up on your cutting mat.
- Load your shape and size to fit your shirt. Since you are cutting shiny side up, flip your shape horizontally to reverse your image (you will need be ironing your shape shiny side down on your shirt).
- Set your Silhouette to the following settings: Speed 1, Thickness 10, and Blade 2.
- Cut your shape.
To apply your stencil to your shirt, place shiny side down and iron with a dry iron. Be sure to protect your workspace from the heat of the iron. Do not use steam or your freezer paper will not set.
- Insert a piece of cardboard inside your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through to the back.
- Use a hook tool to begin removing where you want to draw. You will be using both negative and positive space so be selective when removing pieces. One thing you do not want to do is trace both sides in the same area. This will leave you with dual lines that will look wonky.
- One thing that worked for me was to remove space as I drew. I removed a small section and drew that first. The fabric markers dry in 7 minutes making it easy to complete a project in no time.
- Then I removed a bit more and drew some more.
- I kept doing this until my shape was drawn and I was happy with how it looked.
Now, this alone makes an adorable shirt. You can stop here if you wish, or you can add more color and make your shirt pop!
If you want to add more color, leave the piece of cardboard inside your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through to the back. Add color as desired.
Once your project is done, let it dry for 24 hours before washing it.