Screen printing

This is probably the easiest, fastest, and most permanent way to make your own t-shirts.
Step 1: Cut out image on freezer paper. Make sure image is flipped.
Step 2: Iron on freezer paper to shirt.
Step 3: Place a piece of cardboard/paper/plastic bag in shirt. It keeps the surface flat, and makes sure that none of the paint bleeds through.
Step 4: Mix paint with paint medium to make paint permanent.
Step 5: Paint
Step 6: The hardest step for me. LET IT DRY!!! Seriously, let it dry all the way. It will turn out so much better, and you will be able to tell if there are any spots that you may have missed.
Step 7: Place towel over paint, and iron. The heat will set the paint.
Step 8: Remove freezer paper.

It is just that easy. This is just one way. It is my go to method, because of how it looks and how permanent it is. You can use puff paints, iron-on transfers, heat transfer vinyl. . the possibilities are endless.
Made for my sister

back of t-shirt

Announcing our last baby to extended fam

Announcing our last baby to our ward friends at Halloween

This years Halloween costume

*One shirt not shown is a Green Bay Packers shirt I made for my son. Sadly I never took a picture of it, and now it is a pajama shirt. It was so cool.

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