Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

fall dad and me oak tree t-shirt set

Step 1
- Print the templates from michaels.com. Set them aside. Tree & Acorn

-  Before beginning, wash and dry both of the T-shirts to remove sizing.
TIP: Avoid using fabric softener or dryer sheets as they can prevent fabric paints from adhering completely.

- Set your iron to medium heat and make sure the steam function is off.

Step 2
- Cut a piece of freezer paper that is almost as wide as the adult T-shirt and about 8" long. Turn the adult T-shirt inside out and place the freezer paper, shiny side down, on the inside of the shirt’s front. Center it so that it is covering the area where you plan to add the fabric paint.

- Press with the iron to adhere the freezer paper to the inside of the shirt. This will prevent paint from bleeding through the back of the shirt. Turn the shirt right side out and set aside.

- Cut a piece of freezer paper that is bigger than the tree template by at least 2" on all sides. Set it, shiny side down, on your working surface.

Step 3
- Turn the template over and use a pencil to rub lead over the lines of the tree. Turn the
 
-  Hold or tape the paper in place and trace over the template, transferring the design to the freezer paper.

- With scissors (or craft knife), carefully cut out the interior of the pattern, leaving a tree-shaped opening in the freezer paper. Try to keep the outside borders as intact as possible, since that is the part that will act as the stencil.

Step 4
- Once the design has been cut out, discard the interior portion and place the stencil, shiny side down, on top of the adult T-shirt, making sure it is centered and exactly where you want the design.

- With the iron still on the medium setting, press for about 10-15 seconds at a time all over the stencil, adhering it to the T-shirt. Take special care that the stencil opening is completely attached to the T-shirt and there are no loose sections where the paint can seep through the stencil.

- Once the stencil is completely adhered, squeeze some Gold fabric paint onto your paper plate (or palette paper). Load the bottom of the foam pouncer evenly with paint and gently dab all over the open stencil area to transfer the paint. Apply paint evenly until you have the coverage desired. The paint should not be so thick that it creates a puddle around the stencil opening, since this will cause seepage and blurring of the design.

Step 5
- Slowly and gently remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
TIP: Hold the shirt down against your working surface with one hand while you peel away the stencil with the other. Be careful not to let any sections of the template fall against your finished shirt, to avoid smudges.

-  Repeat Step 2 through to now + to make the kid’s T-shirt in the same manner.

- Let both shirts dry flat for at least four hours before removing the freezer paper on the inside of the shirts. Let 72 hours pass before washing, and be sure to wash inside out.
 
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  • 876004993
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    Item # 10149290 
    $3.99
    • Color: Navy
    • Size: Large
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    • Size: Large
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    Item # 10186028 
    $3.99
    • Color: Sapphire
    • Size: Medium
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    • Size: Medium
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    Item # 10412435 
    $5.99
    • Color: Gold
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You’ll Also Need
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Freezer Paper
  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
  • Masking Tape, ½""
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board (or Towel on a Hard Surface)
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