Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oh, how I love freezer paper!

I have been using freezer paper so much lately! Remember my bird from my embroidery hoops? Well, I used it there and I have also been using it for lots of other projects too! Most of which I cannot post about yet because they are either Mother's Day surprises or gifts for other occasions! But I will post them once they are given out!

Tonight, I made something using freezer paper for our home and want to share it with you! I recently moved some things around on our kitchen counters and felt like something was missing over our coffee and tea "station." I knew I wanted to do something with a teapot.....So I decided to paint one on fabric and then frame the fabric.

I started by printing an image of a teapot and traced it onto my freezer paper. After cutting out the freezer paper stencil and ironing it onto my fabric (I chose some blue and white striped fabric I had in my stash.), I painted the stencil a light blue. Since it isn't ever going to be washed or worn, I just used my acrylic craft paint.
**If you try this, make sure you iron your freezer paper with the shiny side touching the fabric and iron without steam. Leave the stencil on while you paint and then simply peel it off when the paint is dry! It is SO EASY!**
In between coats of paint on the teapot, I spraypainted 2 coats onto my frame (it was a $2 Walmart frame, happy with the price but not the wood grain.) Once everything was nice and dry, I put everything together. Since this was a cheapo frame, it didn't have any hooks on the back to hang it with, so I hot glued some ribbon on to the back of the frame to use as my hanger.

Ok, enough blabbing, here it is over our coffee and tea area.




The green tray holds sugar, teabags, sweetners, and stirrers and the greenish yellow teapot to the right holds K-cups for the Keurig! I LOVE our Keurig!
More freezer paper projects coming soon!!!

Linking up here:

Cherished Bliss

9 comments:

  1. this is soooo cute! i've yet to do a project with freezer paper, i need to get on that! keep the posts coming!! xox

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  2. So help me understand....the freezer paper actually sticks to the fabric? I've never seen this before. This is cute! Thanks for linking! :)

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  3. This is super cute! I hope you will share at my party, Craft and Tell Tuesdays!

    www.cherishedbliss.com

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  4. Very cute!! I love freezer paper stencils....perfect for those of us with out a cricut or silhouette.

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  5. I LOVE this! I have been wanting some teapot decor and would have never thought of this! :) I would love it if you would link this up to my Inspire-Me Mondays Party at Homemaker in Heels! I am a new follower, btw! :) Have a great day! http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/05/inspire-me-mondays-week-2.html
    Crysta

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  6. Hello, friend! I'm admiring your creativity as shown in your blog so will you kindly share some of your posts in the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  7. Too cute! I've linked this to my freezer paper post too today, well done!

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  8. Can someone help me with this freezer paper thing? I am new to this blog/web/site and love crafts and this sounds interesting - how does it work? what can you do? Stencils - can they be washed?

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  9. what is freezer paper

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