Learn to make these easy freezer paper painted t-shirts! See more craft and DIY ideas at CatchMyParty.com.

This DIY heart t-shirt with freezer paper tutorial is made by using freezer paper and fabric paint.

DIY Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Homemade t-shirts have never been easier with using freezer paper! The freezer paper actually adheres to the fabric after ironing, making a perfect stencil for creating your own designer t-shirt. My daughter Ella just LOVED making this heart thermal tee with me.

Here’s how we did it…


Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com


We chose to use hearts for our design. If you have heart cookie cutters you can easily trace these onto your freezer paper. Do not trace on the glossy side.

Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com
Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Have a parent cut out each heart using an xacto knife or pair of scissors.

Place your template (glossy side down) onto your shirt. Iron on the template. The waxy side of freezer paper should adhere to the t-shirt, making a seal.

Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Using your fabric paint and foam brush, paint your hearts. My daughter got to do this! Make sure to place a piece of freezer paper in the middle of the shirt so the paint does not seep through. 

Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Allow your shirt to dry and simply peel away freezer paper template!

Freezer paper heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Viola! You have a cute, handmade designer tee!

DIY Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

This makes for a great party activity! This would be a great way to paint tee shirts at a Minecraft party, for example. It’s also an easy way to make personalized party favor for kids to bring home or a cute shirt to wear on Valentine’s Day.