Jul 22 2013
DIY Project – Freezer paper stencil
Post by sara albers

freezer paper stencil DIY www.aliceandlois.com

Some of my dearest friends had a sweet baby girl last week. For years we have been spending summer vacation with them in Lake Tahoe. So, I had to share a little Tahoe love with their new baby. Here is how I did it……

Supplies: Freezer paper, fabric paint, sponge brushes, pencil, iron, design/copy of design to stencil, scissors/X-acto knife, baby onsie


– Find an image that you would like to stencil onto shirt. You can re-size on computer if necessary. Print the image. You can also free hand the design that you want.

– Trace the image on the rough side of freezer paper.

– Cut out the center of the stencil. I used a small pair of scissors but you can also use an X-acto knife.

– Iron the paper, shiny side down, onto the fabric. Iron another piece onto the back side of the fabric you are stenciling so paint will not run through.

– Use a sponge brush, apply fabric paint to the inside and cut away areas of the stencil.

– Let the paint dry (you can use a cool air hair dryer if you are not patient!), then peel away the paper. Follow the paint instructions for heat set. Be sure the paint is dry before heat setting.



tahoe_collage www.aliceandlois.com


Leave a Reply


  • Connie BowlandOctober 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I love this! how did you get the red heart on the lake? It looks like pure red ( instead of a darker red with the blue being underneath). Will any fabric paint work/ Great job! I live here and would love to make this!

shop at alice and lois