When I saw this great homemade t-shirt with Bert on it I knew I had to try to make an Elmo one for The Boy. I followed this tutorial from Made and they actually turned out pretty good. The biggest problem I had was trying to find a plain t-shirt in his size.
I was actually surprised at how fairly easy it was. I found the freezer paper at Walmart near the aluminum foil and wax paper, although I almost missed it on the bottom shelf.
First I used my rotary cutter to cut my freezer paper into a couple of sheets that would fit through our printer and then I printed them out onto the non shiny side of the paper.
Then I took out my xacto knife and cut out the designs. The Elmo one probably wasn’t a good one to start with – the cutting got a little complicated! I had to make sure I was very careful with all of Elmo’s pieces since they had to be put back.
Then I ironed the pieces on to the t-shirts with a dry iron (shiny side down). I used Tulip matte fabric paints and painted over all of the exposed areas. I used two coats and then let it dry overnight.
Linked up to the Weekend Wrap-up Party at Tatertots and Jello.