Minecraft Stenciled Shirts
This week I am going to feature a ton of Minecraft projects I did for my two middle boyz birthday party. Today I am showing you the Minecraft Stenciled Shirts I did for the whole family!
I am going to show you the step by step using Daddy D’s Minecraft Chicken Shirt. The process, however, is exactly the same for all of the shirts.
First I did a Google image search for the Minecraft character I was looking for. The pixelated nature of the images are perfect for easily stenciling these shirts. I just printed the image as an 8 x 10 on regular paper from my printer.
The key to this project is the freezer paper. I personally use Reynolds Freezer Paper. It can probably be purchased in your local grocery store, or online here. I have used the same roll for over a year now on a lot of different projects. It is the same one from when I made the Avengers Shirts.
Now, before you start tracing your pattern, look at it with a critical eye. I didn’t want to do four separate stencils for all four colors, so I decided I could do two stencils each with two colors.
I then traced the pattern of the image onto the stencil. This is stencil two and will be the black eyes and orange part of the bill.
After you have drawn out the stencil, cut it out with an craft knife.
Then you are ready to start painting your shirt. These are my two stencils ready to go.
Next, iron the freezer paper to your shirt. Yep. Iron the freezer paper right onto the center of the shirt.
Next up, actually painting the shirt. My favorite paint for stenciling is Tulip Soft fabric paint. I used black, white and this Tulip Soft Fabric Paint of primary colors. I also love the Martha Stewart Foam Pouncers for painting with. It allows me to apply the paint evenly and quickly.
Here are both stencils. I did the one on the left and then waited for it to dry thoroughly overnight prior to doing stencil 2. My best tip is that you should CAREFULLY remove the stencil (it pulls right off of the shirt) immediately after you are finished painting while it is still wet. This gives you the cleanest, most professional looking lines.
And here are the shirts for our family of six…
Nate’s Creeper Shirt
Gabe’s Enderman Shirt
Seth’s Ghast Shirt
This one is a little different in that I added cut strips of gray jersey material. I just cut them with scissors and sewed them on the bottom.
Eli’s Cow Shirt.
Yep, he’s saying Moooo for you!
And Daddy D and I in our Chicken and Pig shirt…
I purchased most of these shirts on sale at the craft store for $2 a piece. The freezer paper and pouncers I had on hand. The paint cost me about $15 for all colors for all shirts. Out of pocket was approximately $27, less than $5 a shirt for the six of us. If you like a shirt, be sure to use that nifty pin it button over the picture and share!
Tomorrows blog post? Party games and activities! Check back and see what we did at our Minecraft party.