iLovetoCreate® Christmas Morning T-Shirt

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by E. Lindquist, iLoveToCreate®

iLovetoCreate® Christmas Morning T-Shirt

Stacked as high as the child is tall, the gifts from Santa are always plentiful! Make the iLovetoCreate® Christmas Morning T-Shirt - a tee that represents childhood memories of that magical morning. Start with an easy-to-make freezer paper stencil, fill it in with Tulip® fabric paints, and add a finishing touch with real ribbon.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Download and print out project template. Trace onto freezer paper with pencil.
  • 2
    Cut out image with a craft knife leaving the crossed “ribbon” lines. Cut out “From: Santa” tag very carefully and set aside.
  • 3
    Center image onto t-shirt and iron down. Iron “From: Santa” tag in place as well.
  • 4
    Insert Fashion Form or other cardboard piece between layers of t-shirt to create a stable surface and prevent paint from seeping through to backside.
  • 5
    Draw a light line with fabric chalk in between each box to help guide you while painting.
  • 6
    On bottom box, draw light diagonal lines 1 inch apart using a ruler for striped look.
  • 7
    Fill in stencil by using fabric paint brush to paint top present Neon Green. Paint middle present solid Crimson Red. When painting the bottom present, paint every other stripe Neon Green and remaining stripes Glacier White. Allow paint to dry.
  • 8
    Add Glacier White polka dots to middle Red present with a circle sponge. Cover top and bottom presents with paper to avoid polka dots overlapping onto other presents.
  • 9
    Remove “From: Santa” tag freezer paper and outline the tag shape with a Black fabric marker. Write “From Santa” on the inside.
  • 10
    Remove remaining freezer paper and paint Crimson Red ribbon lines on both the top and bottom boxes. Allow paint to dry.
  • 11
    Make two small bows with Red ribbon and seal the ends with a lit match to prevent unraveling. Trim any excess.
  • 12
    Glue the bows to the top and bottom presents with the glue. Let dry.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® Long Sleeve T-Shirt White (Sized to Fit Person Wearing Shirt)
  • Tulip® Soft™ Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Crimson Red 104519382
  • Tulip® Soft™ Fabric Paint 4 oz. Neon Green 104519411
  • Tulip® Soft™ Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Glacier White 104519378
  • Tulip® Fabric Markers® 12 pc. 104548222
  • Aleene's® No-Sew Fabric Glue 4 oz. 104142876
  • Tulip® Fashion Form Adult 104550863 or Tulip® Fashion Form™ Kids 104550865 (the size form you need
  • depends on what size shirt you are painting) or Cardboard Insert
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Sponge Brush Medium 104114473
  •  Tulip® Fabric Paint Brushes 5 pc. 104550889
  • Freezer Paper
  • X-ACTO® Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Iron
  • Pencil
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Red 104194619
  • Fabric Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Fire Match
Download Project Template