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I Made It!

It is that time again when I share a fun craft that I have done with you as part of the Inspire My Creativity series. This month the theme is SOMETHING TO WEAR. I was stumped for a while on what to do. Having my littles doesn’t give me a ton of free time to really make something…. And I love sewing, however I know this is not the season to have my machine out.

Then I met a friend at my local Mom Tribe. We became FAST friends. It was weird. I saw something somewhere that had the gist “making friends, looking at a stranger and thinking you like them and make them your friend.” And that is was happened. Jetta (her real name is Brigette, but it is the French pronunciation and it’s just cute to call her Jetta) sat at my table and I knew we were going to be fast friends. It turns out Jetta is a consultant for Chalk Couture. I have wanted to try Chalk Couture for a while since I saw it at a Pinners Conference. But I haven’t had the chance. As I stalked her, I noticed she used her stuff on t-shirts and inspiration was born. I knew exactly what I would be doing for this month’s blog post.

I could not be more in love with these t-shirts. I even made a couple of onesies for my soon to be born niece. And this was the easiest craft project ever. And I love them. SO MUCH.

Here is a list of the stencils and inks we used:

First: we placed the ink mat between the front and back of the shirts.

Second: Place the stencil where you want it on the shirt. It was easy to line up the little onesies, but the t-shirts were a little more difficult to make sure they were in the middle.

Third: Jetta gave me an insider trick, using painters tape around the edge of the stencil so that you didn’t get ink outside of where you wanted it.

Fourth: Put on the ink. We used the multi-tool and mini squeegees to apply the ink.

Fifth: Remove the stencil and the ink mat. Using parchment paper between the front and back of the shirt and on top of the inked place you will press with your iron. Do not move the iron around. Do not use steam. Just set the iron on the parchment paper and hold there for a minute or longer to set the ink.

Sixth: Remove the parchment paper and voila! You have your inked shirt!

I was going to do 4th of July shirts, but decided at the last minute to do something more summer in general.

This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity link party that I co-host. Our theme for May is Something To Wear! The other co-hosts are sharing their projects today. I would love for you to see what they came up with!

Next months theme is STENCILS! I hope you join in on our link party!

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