Are you excited for Sunday Football? If so, this DIY Football Love Shirt is perfect for you!
Okay … I should probably start this post off honestly. I am not excited about football season. My husband is the football fan in this family. Every year he has added another fantasy football team to his roster much to my chagrin. It seems to take up so much of his and therefore our time. But I’ve made a pact and am going to try my best to start liking football … or at least not disliking it so much.
This isn’t to say that I don’t like sports. I grew up around sports and am actually a more general sports fan than Bryan. Football was always elusive to me. I feel like there is a lot more time standing around than actual play. Maybe this new Sunday Football shirt will change my mind … maybe it will the good luck charm for the pact I made.
Making shirts has become one of my favorite DIY ideas for both us and our friends. It is such an easy process, especially if you find a stencil you love or have a Silhouette Cameo to cut your designs out with. Freezer paper is something I will never be without in my craft supplies. Activated with heat – aka an iron – it makes a seal with the fabric that allows you to paint and get nice edges. So easy!
- Fabric Paint (I use Tulip Soft Fabric Paint)
- Reynolds Freezer Paper
- Stencil or Computer Design to cut out. You can download my Football LOVE Shirt Design or make your own.
- Sponge to apply paint
- Cardboard to put under shirt to make sure paint doesn’t bleed
1. Cut out your design onto the Freezer Paper. Keep in mind that you will be ironing on the design shiny side down onto the fabric. However, if using a Silhouette, you will need to have the Matte Side facing up if you want it to stick on the mat. Therefore, any design that is not symmetrical will need to be flipped/mirrored horizontally for cutting it out.
2. Remove the access of the design after cutting and iron the freezer paper stencil onto the fabric shiny side down. Make sure the iron is set to no steam.
3. Put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt and then use a paint sponge to apply fabric paint onto the shirt. Make sure you put on a good amount of paint evenly over the design.
4. Let the paint dry for at least an hour and then peel off the stencil. At the time, you might want to do a couple small touch ups with a paint brush but those are pretty minimal. I actually like them when they have a little distressing.