Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesdays are For the Kiddos: Chicks Dig Me Tee How-to

Welcome to Tuesday are "For the Kiddos". Tuesdays is when I am going to be showing crafts done just for kiddos. Today is the direct result from all the freezer paper craze happening in the blogoshpere. I wanted to make a T-shirt for my boys and was feeling a little springy/Eastery and this is what came of it all...plus it totally fits with my boys...

Chicks Dig Me Tee


What you'll need:

t-shirt in a color you like
1 bottle of coordinating permanent fabric paint ( I used tulip brand from craft store)
freezer paper
foam craft brush
exacto knife
chicks dig me pattern (reduced or enlarged to fit shirt)
cardboard (I use a cereal box)
a little ladies man

How-to:

Prewash shirt.

Print off pattern.



Outline pattern with a black marker so that it is easter to trace.



Lay a sheet of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of pattern.



Trace pattern.



Here's the labor intensive part...cut out pattern with exacto knife. Then lay the pattern pieces like so...make sure to keep tiny pieces. Using a warm, dry iron (on silk setting with steam function off) iron the freezer paper pattern, again shiny side down, onto your t shirt. Make sure pattern is firmly in place.



Cut a piece of cereal box to fit into your shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through.






Grab your paint...you will need almost the entire bottle...if you buy the smaller one. The paint will be way more than the little dab I have shown in the picture.



Start applying to your shirt. Apply one coat evenly. Then repeat with how ever many coats needed for desired coverage.



Follow instructions on bottle. It will need to lay flat and dry for about 4 hours. I pulled off the larger pieces of my pattern after about 10 minutes. After about an hour, I pulled off the tiny pieces. Freezer paper will come right off, use tweezers for smaller pieces like the letters.



Find your little ladies man and strike a pose...

Sometimes charming...



Sometimes goofy...



Sometimes GQ'n...



Sometimes a playah...


But no matter what, he can always say..."Chicks dig me"

18 comments:

Holly Wilcox said...

Seriously ingenious. I think this would sell big time as a boy's "spring time" shirt. I don't really think I've seen good spring time shirts for boys. So, once again, you are awesome.

Keri said...

Girl how can anybody be more creative then you. and on top of it your raising 3 little men. You truly are amazing. I love stopping by and seeing all your wonderful ideas and projects.

Natalie said...

That last picture...hands down made my day, if not my life. I love it. So stinkin' cute.

ColleenandKendra said...

Ok, so how much would you charge me to make me a pattern for a shirt I want but can't find for under $30 (for a stinkin' T-SHIRT!) I can do the tracing/ironing/painting part, but the pattern will elude me, I'm afraid. Email me if you would be willing...

BTW: completely adorable. The kid AND the shirt!

Stockhoff Family said...

Okay, the last one had me laughing so much. Just think in ten years he will be doing that to a girl!!!!! EEEK. Love you sweetie

Andrea said...

So cute! Love the pictures! If you'd like, you can stop by and link up at my weekly carnival Make it, Wear it @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I love how this turned out - almost looks screen printed! Thanks for sharing such a simple, yet cool idea!

Kim
seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

Pearl Girl said...

holy cow I have to make this for my 2 little boys! If I blog it I will let you know. I found you on the 733.
beckyscraftcloset.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Love it. I just wanted to let you know that featured your project on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

http://marthashmartha.blogspot.com/2010/03/chicks-dig-me.html

Alison said...

Thanks for the pattern!! What a cute cute shirt!

juliet said...

OMG he is the most adorable thing ever. james bond better watch out in 15 years or so...

Niki_Meiners said...

Love the last picture! Cute project too!

Emily said...

Thanks so much for the image and idea! I've made a few of these and everybody loves them. I posted them on my blog with a link back to you, so thanks again!

-Emily
marthashmartha.blogspot.com

Kelley said...

So cute! The ladies man is a real cutie too! ( I love the last photo)

Have a great day!

Tracy :) said...

I just found your blog today and I'm LOVING it (should be napping while the girls are, but totally loving your blog instead :)).

Anyhow, what is freezer paper and where do you get it??

Christie said...

I never told you how much I love this t-shirt. It's super cute.

Trinity Whitley said...

O M G! MY NEPHEWS ARE GETTING THESE FOR CHRISTMAS! I have one that will be 11 months old at Christmas and one that is 4! They will be so cute. Thanks for this!

Jessica said...

Thank you sooooooo much!!!! I have been looking for this everywhere! My sister-in-law is due next month and I wanted to make one of these on a onesie!!!
Jess
jbeedelightful.blogspot.com

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