I’m not exactly sure when it happened… but I’m a runner now. I get the “runner’s high” and get running injuries. I run in rain, shine, and fog. I run during the day, and I’ll run at night.

I also get really giddy over gear and clothing and I like that I can personalize my stuff. I got together with my friend, Nicki, a week or two back and we broke out the freezer paper and fabric paint. Now I have some awesomeness to share with you.

Iconographic Running Shirt

I like this one, because I didn’t have to cut out a billion little letters with my craft knife.

Smart Mouth Tank Top

It’s not really tank top running weather yet, but I really wanted to plaster this one on a shirt as soon as I felt confident enough to pull off the phrase. I like it! It’s empowering!

Running Themed PJs

I finished these pajama bottoms a few months back, but hadn’t taken pictures of them yet. These aren’t freezer paper related, but I love how comfy they are and the print is awesome! Here’s the pattern I used (Butterick B5571). It was easy to use and they fit just the way I like ‘em.

What do you love to do? You can personalize your own old T-Shirts, bandanas, sweatshirts, kids clothing, the list goes on and on. Just make sure the material is ok to iron before you start (learned that one the hard way!) Check out my other Freezer Paper creations here: Spiff it Up and Conversation Starter

Are you a runner too? Download the template and make your own! Just right click and save. =)

Freezer Paper Tutorial

Materials Needed:

  • T-Shirt or other Iron Safe clothing article
  • Freezer Paper (found at the grocery
    store near the baggies and aluminum foil)
  • Printer
  • Craft Knife
  • Self-Healing Mat
  • Iron
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Acrylic or Fabric Paint
  • Paintbrush

Instructions:

  1. IronDesign or download your stencil and print onto the matte side of a sheet of freezer paper trimmed to accommodate your printer.
  1. Using the craft knife and self-healing mat, cut out printed portions of your stencil and reserve any inside pieces (like the inside of the “A” or “D” in DAD.
  2. Iron your burp rag to remove any creases and place the stencil waxy side down on the rag.
  3. Iron the stencil and any inside details onto the rag until the stencil adheres firmly.
  4. Allow the stencil a few minutes to cool.paint
  5. Place foil on underside of rag and apply paint to the exposed portion of the stencil. Add additional coats as needed to achieve desired color/saturation.
  6. Allow paint to dry completely, then peel stencil off of rag. Use the craft knife to help remove the smaller pieces.
  7. Admire your creative prowess!

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