DIY Freezer Paper Stenciling

This is one DIY I think you’ll want to stick around for! The possibilities are endless!

It is a seriously long overdue DIY project I’ve been wanting to share since before Christmas when I did this! And it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted a DIY project anyways… so like I said, long overdue!

Supplies used:
Freezer paper- less than $4 at a Wal-Mart

Xacto knife – this really is a must, scissors won’t work

Paint – I used acrylic but you could use fabric paint too

Picture/design of your choice –You could either make it yourself or go to google images and search for what you’re desiring. The more detail in the image the harder and longer it will be to cut it out.


Canvas bags- you can get bundles or individuals for fairly cheap at Hobby Lobby. (you could also use t-shirts, pillow cases, canvas, etc)

How to DIY:

First, pick out your stencil idea and print it onto the freezer paper onto the NON-shiny side.

Then, use an Xacto knife to cut it out.

Iron it onto whatever your surface is. Make sure you’ve ironed the entire piece down because when you go to paint, you’ll want to be sure that it’s all down for the best outcome.

Carefully paint it. I used acrylic paint but you could use fabric paint and then you would be able to wash it without a problem!

Let it dry and then peel off the freezer paper and ta-da! It’s not perfect, but for my first one, it’s not horrible either. Just ignore the imperfection ;)

I used these canvas bags as a way to “wrap” my mom and sisters Christmas gifts. It took me an evening to do all of them. But it was worth it!

I also added fabric flower pins to my momma’s gift so she could leave them or take them off and wear them. Just another idea to add another little pretty touch! Or you could wait and buy a fabric flower pin or two from my Etsy store soon! ;)

Below are two photos my friend just sent me of the bag I made her. I forgot to take a photo of the final look.

She loves Hello Kitty and the Detroit Pistons and this was one of my favourites because of her reaction. <3

See, the possibilities are {endless}! I want to do designs on pillows, curtains, canvas, some of my boring shirts and some of Chase’s shirts, etc! It’s pretty incredible when it’s finished. The only part that’s hard is the cutting out and knowing where to cut out. But that got easier with each one.

Hope you’re inspired to create!

15 thoughts on “DIY Freezer Paper Stenciling

  1. Petra says:

    you print it on the non-shiney side. I couldn’t get it to print in my printer when I tried jami…did you reinforce it somehow? because it just shredded in my printer

    I used my cricut to cut out some designs :) I just used freezer paper for 2 projects I’ve done recently and have a list of things and ideas (like you) that I want to try it with!


  2. Lorrie says:

    I somehow missed this post when you did it! I am really excited about this one. I was actually just realizing today that I have almost NO T-shirts. I always get frustrated when I go to buy shirts because I feel like they all have weird stuff printed on them. I’m so excited because now I can just buy cheap plain colored ones and put something on them that I actually like! Thanks!


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