Chillin' with My Peeps Stenciled Shirts

I was in the middle of about four other projects, when I had this idea for Easter shirts for my girls this year.  I am someone who is easily suckered by seasonal items at the store.  Before, it was mostly candy and decor, but now that I have kids my little love of all things holiday reaches into clothing as well.  This year for Easter, I wanted to make dresses for the girls (which are almost done!), and I got to thinking about other kinds of holiday-themed clothing, which is when I had the idea for these shirts.
Admittedly, the idea wasn't entirely my own.  I first saw it as a wood craft, but thought the concept could easily be really cute for Easter shirts.  Plus, I was able to use things I already had on-hand, so I didn't have to spend a penny on these.
My method was the same I have used on my stenciled shirts in the past, using vinyl cut on my Silhouette as a stencil.  It works pretty well, although I'd love to try their stencil vinyl or freezer paper.  I tried cutting freezer paper on my Silhouette a year or two ago, and it didn't work at all, but now that I have new mats(yes!) I am thinking it might work after all.
After I designed the graphics and cut the vinyl, I put the vinyl on each shirt and used my fabric ink and brushes to paint the shirts.  I had to do three coats of the white, which was a little bit ridiculous.  Once I was done painting in the stencil, and I pulled off the vinyl and let the paint dry.  For the eyes and noses, I dipped the other end of my brush in brown fabric paint and dabbed it on.  To make sure the ink was cured, I baked each shirt in the oven for one minute at 350 degrees.  This was mostly for the silver paint, since it doesn't cure just by air drying.
If you'd like the Silhouette .studio cut file for these shirts, just leave a comment with your email or send an email to audzipan at gmail.
Linked: Craft-O-Maniac, Skip to My Lou, Sugarbee Crafts, Shwin&Shwin, Tatertots & Jello


kathbot said...

You know I do!

bamatamb said...

These are adorable! I love them!

Kristina said...

I love seasonal stuff for the kiddos, too! Love the Peeps idea... may have to try it myself. Would love the template-- Thanks!


Kristina @ School Time Snippets

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Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

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Amy M in Indiana said...

So cute! I would love a copy of the template! Thanks!! jnamcd@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

this is SOOOO adorable! my son's birthday is on easter this year, and i would love to make these for the little ones coming to our celebration! i would love to have the template! thank you bunches! :)

here's my email: d2hoshide@yahoo.com

Steph said...
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susang said...

Super cute...would love the template!
Thanks...and Hoppy Easter!

Anonymous said...

So cute I would love to have the template. Thanks so much!

Sarah M said...

Adorable shirts...would love the template! You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Would love the template.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I know this is an older post but I would love it as well!


Ashley wakefield said...

Please share! Ashsmash83@gmail.com

Leah Hanks said...

I'd love to have it please.

darceygrandma2_4 said...

Love this! Would love the file��