Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Shirt

 Father's Day is only a couple days away now. I wanted the girls to make something for the Mister but I wanted it to be something useful. We came up with a shirt. Did it turn out perfect? No, but I like it, the girls are happy with it and we hope Daddy likes it too.

My favorite part is the hand prints. The one at the top belongs to my youngest and the one at the bottom belongs to my oldest. We used a freezer paper stencil for the hands and the words. It's super easy, you just cut out your pattern and iron it on.

Here's a picture of the stencils on the shirt. Hopefully it's not too hard to see.

I set out a bunch of fabric paint and cottonballs for the girls to 'dab' the paint onto the shirt.

I taped off the areas around where I wanted the girls to paint. The tape also kept the shirt from sliding around while they were painting. We pulled up the stencils while the paint was still a little tacky and it came up great.

After the paint was dry (over night) I stitched a satin heart below the words. This was my very first applique.  It's not perfect, but I'm happy with my first try.

Hope everyone has a safe weekend and an awesome Father's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I think it turned out cute! What a fun father's day present!