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Fool-the-Eye Tie | T-Shirt Decorations

Fool-the-Eye Tie

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

With a little fabric paint and a freezer-paper stencil, this tee goes formal with faux neckwear. Kids can easily design their own tie: the louder, the better!

Materials

  • Plastic-coated freezer paper (found in the food-wrap section of most supermarkets)
  • Masking tape
  • Craft knife
  • T-shirt
  • Iron
  • Waxed paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Fabric paint

Instructions

1. Draw the outline of a necktie onto the non-shiny side of a piece of freezer paper.

2. Tape the freezer paper to a cutting board or surface and use the craft knife to cut out the shape (a parent's job).

3. Lay the stencil, shiny side down, on the T-shirt. With the iron on the cotton setting, press briefly all around the edges of the stencil until the paper sticks to the shirt (don't sweep the iron back and forth; doing so may tear the paper).

Fool-the-Eye Tie - Step 4

4. Slip a sheet of waxed paper into the shirt to prevent bleed-through. Paint your design, always stroking toward the center so that the paint doesn't seep under the stencil.

5. Carefully peel off the stencil and allow the paint to dry.

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