Thursday, January 19, 2012

Heart-Shaped Doily becomes Stencil...

Valentine's Day is a favorite of mine. 
What's not to love about a day that celebrates love?

Here's a quick and easy craft that takes five minutes of your time and a few pennies from your purse. It's a fun way to help your little one celebrate the day by wearing something heartfelt...

Start by choosing an article of clothing, some paper heart-shaped doilies, and some fabric paint. I bought all these items at Hobby Lobby for about $5 (40% off coupon on the onsie). You can get multiple applications from one package of doilies and one container of fabric paint. You'll also need a piece of sponge or a stencil brush to stencil the pattern onto the shirt.

Open the shirt and put some kind of barricade between the top of the shirt and the bottom, so the paint doesn't seep through to the back of the shirt while you are applying the paint on the front. I used a coloring book with piece of plain paper on top. I'm obviously very professional when I craft...

Use your paper doily as a stencil and apply the paint to your shirt. {Note: I added a little squirt of  acrylic craft paint to my fabric paint to add a little color and texture. It's washable too.} You can make any type of pattern -- overlapping the doilies as you go. Just make sure you use a new doily each time you add a heart.

Easiest project ever for your precious Valentine.
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