Save money for your scout troop, make your own Scout Shirts for Scout Camp with fabric paint and Freezer Paper Stencils. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
A couple of weeks ago, my dear sweet husband, Paul came up to me in the middle of church. He asked if I would be able to make some scout shirts for their scout camp they had coming up that weekend. Being the nice and wonderful wife that I am, I said yes but that he had to help!
He wanted something simple with the image on the right chest. I came up with a simple design using images from camping signs and a block font.
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Using Freezer Paper as a Stencil is super easy to do, so don’t let it intimidate you. Create your design and cut the freezer paper with Silhouette and reverse the design before cutting. Make sure the shiny side of the freezer paper is faced up on the cutting mat.
Apply the freezer paper stencil to the shirt by placing the shiny side down and iron into place. Then paint over the stencil with the fabric paint.
I made a total of 7 shirts. Two for the leaders and then 5 for the scouts. Here are all the shirts drying.
Let the shirts dry for 24 hours and then carefully peel off the freezer paper stencil.
I had to do this process twice because we painted in two places, on the front right chest and the left sleeve.
Paul was very pleased with how the shirts turned out. I asked my husband to model them for me so I could take some pictures. He was not very excited, but I think he had been waiting for the opportunity for his inner model to come out! Isn’t he handsome!
The shirts were a success! Everyone liked their scout shirts, or at least that I what I am telling myself. In the least, no one complained, and that is what’s really important.
Have you ever made anything with a freezer paper stencil? What was it? Share and leave a comment below.