DIY Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt/Pillow | Occasionally Crafty: DIY Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt/Pillow

Wednesday, January 23

DIY Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt/Pillow

No Crafternize post today!  Things have been a bit crazy.....

I thought I'd post the project I made for week two of SYTYC.  If you haven't voted for this week's projects, please do!  I could use some more votes! :)   The poll closes tomorrow night.

Now for the post:

If you are the mom of a boy, then it is likely that he is now or someday soon will be obsessed with Star Wars.  If it hasn't happened yet, prepare yourself--it most likely will.  Even if you never show them the movies, somehow, they will learn about light sabers  Luke and Han Solo, and of course the big baddy himself- Darth Vader.

My oldest son is no exception:   he's learned how to turn almost anything into a light saber  only wants to check out Star Wars books from the library, and tells everyone he meets about all the characters and what they do.  So, when I heard the theme for this week was "For the Boys", I knew I had to make something Star-Wars related.  Here is my Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt.

I sketched out a Darth Vader head, based on some different clip art images I found online.  Once I had a sketch I was happy with, I traced it onto freezer paper.

Normally I would use my Silhouette to cut out the stencil, but I'm having trouble with my blade.  Since I was on a deadline, I used the old-fashioned method:  X-acto knife and a cutting board.  I cut out all the parts that I wanted to be painted.  Then I ironed the freezer paper onto my t-shirt.  I used two coats of black fabric paint to fill in all the openings, and when it was dry to the touch, I peeled the freezer paper off to showcase my design.

My son LOVED his shirt.  Knowing it would look even cooler on a black background, I made him a matching pillow for his bed.

If you would like the Silhouette file I attempted to use, drop me a note in the comments or via email, and I'll be happy to share it with you!

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  1. Oh I just LOVE this! My son would flip for this. Going to email you now for the file. :-)

    1. Oh wait just re-read that. I'd love if you sent me the file. evamscott05(at)gmail(dot)com THANKS!!

  2. Cool idea. I am now your newest follower. Hope you will return the favor!

  3. Awesome! I think I'm goign to have to try this for me son. He will love it.

  4. LOVE this!! Pinning ;) Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I would love the silhouette stencil as well! My nephew will go crazy for this on a shirt---he's fanatical about star wars! :) Thank you!!!


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