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January 22, 2007

Freezer Paper Stencils

Filed under: crafty gifts — by michellew @ 7:28 pm

I meet regulary with a group of women and a couple of months ago Amber taught us how to make freezer paper stencils.  I’d seen others do them, but hadn’t tried them myself.  It was a lot of fun.  Here’s my first one.  Though I really regret doing it on a onesie, since Caleb doesn’t really wear onesies except to bed under pjs.  Oh well, I didn’t want to mess up a good shirt.  Caleb was absolutely thrilled to pose for this picture, as you can see. 

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Then I made my sister’s twins sweatshirts for Christmas.  Julian and Chase are the same age as Caleb so I decided to make all three of them matching sweatshirts.  It was fun, tho this picture makes it look like they resent wearing matching shirts a bit!


 Caleb is really into dogs so he just loves his dog pjs.  I thought it would be fun to try making a bag with that dog on it for a Christmas present.  It was just a plain canvas bag that I had around the house.  I wish that I would have washed it before I painted on it, oh well, I’ll do that next time.

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*I should have added some instructions before I guess.  There are instructions on the craftster blog.  There is also a link to more detailed instructions from there. 


  1. Really like what you have started!

    Comment by Mom Thomas — January 23, 2007 @ 3:28 pm |Reply

  2. Will you be sharing how you make your crafts? I’d be interested in how you make freezer paper stencils.

    Comment by Emily — January 23, 2007 @ 3:40 pm |Reply

  3. Nice new blog Michelle! Meeting with you guys has been a huge blessing to me. I’m determined to get more crafty despite my lazy socializing last night.

    Comment by Linda — January 23, 2007 @ 4:34 pm |Reply

  4. Em- I added a link to freezer paper instructions. I didn’t use those instructions so give me a call if you want more details or help. Or maybe there’s other instructions by searching on google. What do you want to make with them? Something for the twins?

    Linda- I’ve been encouraged having you in our group. Maybe you can teach us something some time?

    Comment by michellew — January 23, 2007 @ 4:50 pm |Reply

  5. I love the freezer paper stencils! I’ve seen a few others do them too and have thought about giving it a try – but all the crafting time I have is absorbed by knitting. I’ll keep my eye out for some plain bags though to personalize for the kids. I think they’d like them.

    Great idea for your blog- I have my book I keep my project notes in, but due to the digital revolution, I don’t have any pictures in there. I’m just not quite there to do a blog yet though. Glad you are though. Makes me feel like I still live in your neighborhood.

    Comment by JenniferCS — January 23, 2007 @ 7:22 pm |Reply

  6. great job Michelle! You’d love to check out the blog/craft site http://whip I have it in my feeder and it always has some cool stuff. I use the freezer paper stencils as templates for my bird pods. there is also a flickr group for freezer paper stencils. they rock! keep up this pretty blog!

    Comment by katiek — January 23, 2007 @ 6:00 pm |Reply

  7. i had a great time sewing last night! thanks again for keeping these crafty nights happening! oh, and nice blog. something about the design seems tim burton-ish…

    Comment by amber — January 23, 2007 @ 7:52 pm |Reply

  8. What a great idea for a blog. The freezer paper stencil looks so professional. I am so impressed. I followed the link but it sounded really complicated. Was it hard to do?
    Erin W.

    Comment by Erin — January 24, 2007 @ 8:20 pm |Reply

  9. Katie- thanks for the tip on, I’ll have to check it out. I actually took Caleb’s goldfish shirt from a picture I’d seen in flickr’s freezer paper stencils. The choo choos are from there too. I’m all about copying a great idea!

    Amber– Tim burton-ish, so is that a good thing or a bad thing? 🙂 WordPress has about 20 formats to pick from so this was my favorite. Though I may change it now and then, just to have fun with it.

    Erin W. -No its not hard at all! Though I must confess I didn’t actually read those directions I linked to. If you want I can try to write up directions, but it would be much easier to tell you. Tho with you in Hawaii…well let me know if you want me to send you an email with better instructions.

    Comment by michellew — January 25, 2007 @ 1:54 pm |Reply

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