Freezer Paper Turkey T

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Bloggers are all up in Christmas’ business, but I’m determined to milk each and every holiday for what it’s worth! That’s why I came up with this super fun Gobble Gobble Turkey T! My lady Heather helped me decide on a design, and then we each got to crafting! Here are the ones she made for her super cute boys!
Turkey (1)
Turkey (2) Turkey
(pictures by Heather)

Making the Gobble Gobble Turkey T is SUPER easy. It’s made using a stencil with freezer paper. Print, snip, paint, peel. That’s all it’s gonna take! Let’s get started.
 

SUPPLIES:

- Gobble Gobble Turkey T Stencil
-Freezer paper (this comes in a roll in like tin foil, you can find it at the grocery store in the same aisle)
- Onesie or t-shirt
- Ruler
- Xacto knife
- Fabric paint (I like Tulip brand “soft fabric paint”)
- Fabric paint brush or craft brush (near the fabric paint you’ll find special paint brushes for painting on fabric, I have a flat one that is great for making precise corners, it cost $4 and was WELL worth the investment)

HOW TO MAKE YOUR T:

1. Download the free stencil here!

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2. Cut a piece of freezer paper to 8.5×11 so it will fit in your printer. Print the design on the matte side of the paper. However, if your printer starts acting cute, you may need to print the design, and then trace it onto the matte side of the paper. In the picture above the printer stopped working, so I both traced and printed the image onto the freezer paper.

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3. Cut out the design. Do this using your Xacto knife. I recommend using a ruler to make the lines nice and straight. Cut out the little beak and try not to lose it. Good luck.

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4. Iron the image onto your shirt-shiny side down. Make sure to center the beak. Press the image flat so there are no bubbles. Then place a piece of card stock or cardboard between the layers of your shirt so the paint won’t bleed through.

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5. Choose your colors. It helps if you have a very cute assistant. Then paint, paint, paint! You may want two coats. You don’t want to see any fabric peeking through.

6. Let your paint dry thoroughly, and then peel off your freezer paper. I let mine dry for 4 or more hours. It might be excessive. But I figure it’s like not letting a cake cool long enough. Why ruin all that hard work because you can’t be patient!? Peel off the beak using a pin or the tip of your Xacto knife.

Then try to get your dang models to hold still long enough for a cute picture! Heaven knows I couldn’t.

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Look at those cute little cousins! Hopefully I can get some better pictures of Gigi and Jojo on Turkey day! We’ll be in San Diego! I know, feel so sorry for me.

As always, I would LOVE to see your finished projects! Share them with me on Facebook! See, I have Facebook now! I’m trying to make this easier for you!

Gobble gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!

xo
Alison

Comments

  1. Luz e. Howse:

    Cute! And I love that you have a photo with a dr. Pepper, as if to say, " To successfully complete this project you need a shirt, paint and…a Dr. Pepper.

  2. Alison:

    you totally called me out on my subliminal messaging!!!

  3. Megan:

    They look like sisters!

  4. meg:

    I would follow you and your blog to the ends of the earth.

  5. mandy dominici:

    Adorable!!! I can't wait to see that little Gigi in person! And all the fall decor!

  6. Mimi:

    LOVE IT! I simply can't wait to make one for my little man!

  7. Mackeys Moments:

    too stinking cute!! loving your blog!! new follower!

  8. Shelly:

    I LOVE those! (And REALLY, not just because those are my grandsons…)

  9. Emily:

    Did I mention that i love this, because i do. I have 7 days to make mine before thanksgiving!

  10. blueeyedfreckle:

    LOVE!!!! so cool

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