How to Use a Freezer Paper Stencil on Fabric- Hocus Pocus Throw Pillow
Hocus Pocus anyone?? Hocus Pocus is a staple around Halloween and with the holiday season around the corner I am always looking for ways to redecorate quickly and easily! A throw pillow cover is the perfect thing because it is easy to change them out and they don’t take up a lot of space. But what if you want to customize your fabric decorations like a throw pillow, tablecloth, or even shirts? You use a freezer paper stencil and add your favorite movie quotes, amuck amuck amuck am I right?!?! Here is how to use a freezer paper stencil on fabric and customize your holiday decorations.
How to Use a Freezer Paper Stencil on Fabric – Hocus Pocus Throw Pillow
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Silhouette Cutting Machine (<—this is a great bundle if you don’t already have a machine!)
Neon Orange Deco Art Multi Surface Paint This DecoArt multi surface paint is awesome because you can use it on any surface. I love that you can even use it on fabric! Plus they have tons of colors! I used neon for this project but you could use any orange of their various oranges!!
I found an adorable stencil font on Creative Market (get it HERE) and I knew it would be perfect for my freezer paper stencil. Then I plugged it into my Silhouette Design software and adjusted it exactly as I wanted it!
Cut the freezer paper to fit the 12″ cutting mat. Place the freezer paper shiny side down. If you place the shiny side up you will need to mirror the image (no thanks!) I used the settings for velum which put the blade height at 2. Cut it out! Then use the weeding tool of your choice to pull out the letters.
Grab the fabric you are going to use. I made mine into a throw pillow (find the tutorial for the throw pillow HERE.) Iron the stencil onto the fabric. You don’t want to slide the iron across the letters. You will want to lift and press down on the paper. Lift each time rather than sliding the iron because this will ensure that the letters don’t warp or get ripped or bent.
Be sure to place something underneath the fabric. The paint will go through the fabric so you want to protect your work surface! Use a dabber brush to apply the paint. Make sure the brush is completely dry or it will cause the paint to run. Make sure you have enough paint on the brush because you won’t get a second shot at a letter. Once you paint over a letter it will cause the freezer paper to fold up a bit so you won’t want to go back over it.
Let the paint dry before you peel the stencil off. Then finish off your project, like I said I made mine into a throw pillow.
What is your favorite Hocus Pocus movie quote? Share with me in the comments below.
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