Our Saturday morning was full of scribbles. Inspired by Aesthetic Nest’s scribble shirt tutorial, Becca and I decided that we would make her a unique, personalized shirt for her upcoming birthday. And, of course, we couldn’t leave Caleb out.
So we gathered all our tools:
- Freezer paper
- Fabric markers (we used Tulip Fabric markers from Michael’s. I found a huge pack on clearance- score!)
I printed out a B and C using the Berlin Sans FB font at 550 which had a nostalgic bubble-letter feel for me. I also printed a 6 in the smaller size of 400 so we could do it superscript like an exponent. After tracing on the dull side and cutting, I ended up with a great template for them to color. Ironing it on the shirt left no gaps so the letter’s edges would be precise. Then, came the fun part… coloring!
Becca wanted a rainbow of colors so she was a bit more precise with her coloring. Caleb just went for it, making sure the only colors he used were blue. I didn’t even think to put a layer of paper or cardboard between the front and back of the shirt, and I should have. Caleb did dots on his and some leaked through.
The freezer paper did a great job of keeping the colors off the shirt, and it was so easy to peel off that the kids actually did it.
The kids loved the end result! I wish I had placed the letters a bit higher, but I’m happy if they’re happy.
All in all, it only took about half an hour for the whole project.