Recently I saw this post from Jane on Out of the Crayon Box. It's a post from way before I started reading blogs, so it's new to me, and I just loved the design of the patterns. So I was laying awake that night and somehow all the ideas floating around in my head melded into this.
I love it...and more importantly Little Brother loves it. (If you've read this blog before, you've probably seen Little Brother's dresser, sheets, fabric roads, and parking lots and know how much he loves anything with wheels.)
Just goes to show, boys can wear hearts to.
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
- The patterns, given at the bottom of this post.
- Freezer Paper (found at most grocery stores)
- Fabric paint or Acrylic Craft Paint
- A piece of scrap cardstock or cardboard
- Scissors and/or a razor blade
- And of course the shirt or other item of clothing to embellish
Cut your freezer paper down to size to fit through your paper. 8 1/2 x 11 will work for printing the heart. You'll need a piece that is 8 1/2 by 14 or so for printing the cars.
Then cut out your freezer paper stencil. Not all the cars will fit, so choose the ones you like the best. I used a mix of the different cars available. I used a good pair of scissors for the outside of the cars and a razor blade for the inside details. Center the heart on your shirt, choose which cars you want to use and line them up. Make sure the SHINY SIDE of your freezer paper is DOWN. Double check all the edges to make sure they're sealed well to the shirt. (Otherwise paint will get under them.)
And read some book (about cars of course) in it.
And Little Brother was excited to find this awesome car at Goodwill...and I was excited it was only $1. Now we just have to find the right way to incorporate it into his room.