Freezer Paper Stencils

My friend Stacy came over for a crafting party last Friday.  We made up a few designs for Baby Ella (here are the lil' booties I made last month for her too) and got to work on her painted onsies.  We wanted to take something extra special to her baby shower on Saturday.   Also, I had way too much fun with the freezer paper stencils last week that I had to share the fun with someone else! 

Tutorial: Freezer Paper Stenciling 

We decided on 4 different designs that all turned out pretty cute!  (well, we think!)  The baby elephant was clip art I found online, but the rest we free-handed. 

A few things we learned (that were not mentioned in the tutorial)
  • X-acto knife cutting is hard for everyone and sometimes it takes a couple tries
  • We used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process between paint layers
  • Glitter fabric paint is AWESOME
  • The "big reveal", when you peel the stencil from the shirt, is entirely terrifying.  But don't be scared because it really works!

For gifting, Stacy thought it would be fun to string the onsies together, like clothes on a clothesline, so when our friend pulled on the string hanging outside the bag, they would all come out together...
It worked perfectly too!

We are so excited to for the mom-to-be and can't wait to meet Baby Ella in a few weeks!


  1. 3D HP was AWESOME. Why was it awesome? Having 3D glasses shaped like Harry's glasses. Other than that, the coolest part was 3D confetti in the preview. At the end, Voldemort's skin did a similar thing as the confetti, but that was just gross. Other than those things, the 3D wasn't anything special. But TOTALLY worth it for the glasses.

  2. actually, i'm not completely sure the h in "hi" is supposed to be a giraffe, but it looks just like one, so...i hope it is. it's still cute if it's not though!

  3. haha! i wish the "h" was intentionally formed into a giraffe, but that would be a lie. now that you mention the similarity, i can't see anything but a giraffe! and he's pretty darn cute.

  4. well done! I would definitely have one eye closed as I peeled off the for final reveal!