Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

Hi friends!
Welcome to 
One For The Boys ~ T-shirt Week 
here on the blog.  All week long we will be sharing epic t-shirt tutorials with you.  All inspired by our little men.  We would love for you to join us, follow along and check out our Pinterest Board for more great boy t-shirt ideas!
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

Our family loves to go camping.  So every year I try to create a new camping t-shirt for the boys.  
You can find last years S’more Smores T-shirt here and our I Love Camping T-shirt here.


Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler
This year I found a cartoon image of a cooler saying “don’t hate me just cuz I’m a little cooler” and I thought that it would be totally cute for the boys.  I dropped the “hate” because I am not a fan of encouraging the boys to say “hate”.  Weird?  
Anywho here’s how it came together…

 
Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

I started by cutting the words out of freezer paper.  I used my cricut cutting machine but you could easily cut them out by hand, it would just take a bit longer.
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

I ironed the stencil onto the t-shirt.
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

And created a text bubble and cooler stencil as well.  These stencils I just sketched onto the freezer paper with a pencil then cut out.  I ironed these onto the shirt as well.
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

Then I painted inside of the stencils using acrylic fabric paint.  Be sure to put a scrap piece of paper between the front and back of the shirt so that the paint doesn’t seep to the back of the shirt.
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

Using puffy fabric paints and a brush I free handed the details on the cooler.
 

Camping T-shirt ~ I’m Just a Little Cooler

Now the boys have some pretty rad t-shirts to wear camping this summer.
 
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6 Comments

  1. Sky says

    So cute! Awesome job on your free hand! Confession: I’ve never tried freezer paper stenciling! I really need to just do it already! And I don’t allow my boys to say hate, stupid, or kill either 🙂 Excited for this week!

  2. laura says

    I know this is an old post, but I wanted to try and make this shirt for my daughter’s camp and I was wondering if you happen to know the name of the font you used for the lettering and what size you printed it off as? Thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE how you did this shirt!

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