December 11, 2012

10 Personalized Gift to Make (using fabric paint)

I seriously love fabric paint.  After making my first freezer paper stenciled shirt a few years ago I fell in love.  Before that I didn't know that there was an easy way to personalize shirts, pillows, shoes, and more.  I thought silk screening was the only option and that seemed very complicated.  Ugh.


So, if you're still searching for the right gift for someone on your list, here are 10 gift ideas that you can make yourself with a little fabric paint.

1) Graffiti Shoes.  I could do these with a superhero theme for my boys and they'd be a hit.


2) A Dress or Pullover.....if you're up for some sewing.



3) Confetti Sprinkled Napkins.  You could make the napkins yourself or purchase them.  Then dress them up with some fabric paint.


4) Monogrammed Blanket.  For this gift I purchased a regular blanket and then monogrammed it to personalize it.


5) Hand-printed Fabric.  This one doubles as wrapping and a gift in and of itself.  I love this idea.


6) Children's Art T-shirt.  You could try this on a pillow as well.  This one is a fun gift for grandparents.


7) Painted Bag.  I love this simplicity of this bag and the clever way it's done.


8) Stenciled Pillows.  Add a name, a picture, or a monogram.


9) Monogrammed Luggage Tags.  Here's a simple gift for your traveling friends.


10) A Shirt Featuring Anything They Are "Into."  I love making t-shirts for my boys when they have a particular interest.  Here's one from when Baden was in his viking phase.


Or make a silly t-shirt for the funny guy in the family.  I made this one for my brother-in-law.


Are you in love with fabric paint, too?  Are any of your gifts going to be homemade or semi-homemade  this year?  I wish I had a little more time to make more things this year.  It's kind of snuck up on me this year.

Thanks for dropping in.


7 comments:

  1. That Google shirt is absolutely hilarious!I think I just found the perfect gift for my husband this year! ;D

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  2. I LOVE fabric paint! It's so much fun personalizing stuff for the kiddo. I have also recently discovered fabric markers. Spend extra on some good ones and they are awesome for stenciling on fabric!

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  3. Wow some fab ideas especially love the upcycle tshirt dress, will have to try that for my daughter.

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  4. I can never get it to look like your google shirt, what technique did you use on that? Have a DIY tutorial? Thanks, Jenna

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    1. It's done with freezer paper stenciling, which you can see a tutorial of here:

      http://www.iammommahearmeroar.net/search/label/freezer%20paper%20stenciling

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  5. I love fabric paint too! Thank you for introducing me to freezer paper stenciling way back when! :) I was thinking about how last year I made so many of my Christmas gifts..but with this pregnancy, time has just escaped me! You're not alone! :)

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  6. Yay for fabric paint. Thanks for the ideas. I'm still figuring Christmas stuff out. ahh! :)

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