May 27, 2011

Love 2 DIY on the Weekend: With Trashn2Tees!

Lets Rock! and Freezer Paper Stenciling

You are going to love this post, not just because this is such a great idea and fun DIY, but also because Jenelle's blog (where you'll find the How-to for this DIY) is a treasure trove of creative tutorials! Her shop on Etsy, Trashn2Tees, offers you a sustainable alternative for original, funky, and one of a kind fashion at affordable prices: Custom handmade clothing, reusable produce bags, totes, upcycled tee-shirt appliques, scarves, hats, gloves and more accessories~ all made from reclaimed materials.

Here's a little about Jenelle in her own words:

"Hi! I'm Jenelle. Though these days I am most frequently referred to as Mommy, I used to hold such titles as President, Waitress, College Student, Mud Bog Racer, and I even donned a big furry cat suit in high school as Suzy Stateliner- the school mascot! Between crushing cars with Monster Jam trucks, judging silly dance contests, and those other less fun household chores... I hack up clothes that have been outgrown, stained, or discarded (and I have a ton of fun doing it!) My boys inspire many of the designs, and actually, that's how this whole thing got started- have you seen the clothes out there for boys? I wanted something more than puppy dogs and footballs. I like clothes that make a statement, and I hope by rocking recycled threads- we can all encourage and inspire others to consume less and recycle more!"

We are proud to have Jenelle on our team of Upcyclers and thrilled she Loves 2 Upcycle!

And now, on to this weekend's project!  With a 100% cotton tee-shirt, freezer paper, fabric paint, an exacto knife, an iron, a printer and some clip art you can find online, you can create a custom shirt!

These are adorable for little ones, but just imagine using this technique for images that could be worn by someone of any age! You could even upcycle an old tee or thrift shop find with TrashN2Tees' easy DIY! Okay~ we know you can't wait to get started so go ahead and click!


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  2. Thank you so much for sharing my blog and guest tutorial from Deborah at Mini Me Woolies. We're both honored to be included here on the Upcyclers Blog. Wishing everyone a safe and crafty Memorial Day Weekend!