So apparently I’m one of the last people on the planet to try out Freezer Paper Templates. I’m helping to host two (TWO!!!) baby showers in the next two weeks. At one of them, it was suggested that we have the ladies decorate onesies. I had visions of how this would go. It wasn’t pretty. I can’t stand to see a good blank onesie go to waste, and I wasn’t sure how we could make onesies that anyone would want to, you know, actually PUT ON THEIR BABY if we had a craft-paint free-for-all. (Wow, this makes me sound like such a craft snob. Shoot.) So after a little time on pinterest and a little time on google images, I stumbled across FREEZER PAPER TEMPLATES!!!! I won’t go into all the details since it’s been covered oh so many times, but I found these two sites helpful:
Making Freezer Paper Stencils
Freezer Paper Stencil Tutorial
The one tip I might pass along to y’all that’s not included in the tutorial links above is that when you’re cutting your template out, make sure you keep the corner’s sharp. For example, don’t try to cut out the elephant tusks the same time you’re cutting out the head. Go back and cut them out after you’ve got the basic shape of the head already cut. Also, I may have fudged a little on the rooster feathers cause the ones there are so detailed. I’m not THAT much of a perfectionist.
And if you’d like a copy of the stencils I used, here tis (except for the bow-tie, which I just freehanded) (disclaimer – I did a google image search for “silhouettes of animals”, etc. It’s very helpful for this type of craft…)