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“I LOVE YOU” Heart Shirt (an iron-on Freezer Paper stencil)

I know Valentine’s day is tomorrow…….but well, I have one last idea to share with you.  And it’s a quick one that I made for Elli, that can be worn all year round.  So don’t worry, it’s never the wrong time of year to wear HEARTS! :)


And in case you missed them, here is Chloe in her LOVE shirt and Mini Heart Stamped pants and little Oliver sportin’ his “Olive You” stenciled onesie.  Both turned out super cute and don’t require one lick of sewing! 


DIY "Olive You" Stenciled Shirt (...for Valentine's Day or any other day of the year!) | via Make It and Love It
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All I made for Elli this year was this simple little LOVE Heart shirt……and then I let her accessorize the rest.  So she threw on her pink sequin twirly skirt, some leggings, and of course, her favorite leopard print flats.  And she was happier than a clam to have something special to wear to her school Valentine’s day party.





The shirt showcases all those pretty pink hearts……all lined up in perfect order!




I’m thinking this same template would look adorable on the front of a plain fabric tote too.  Okay, or a pillow.  But I think I say that about everything.  That’s the nice thing about crafting though, you get to put it on whatever little thing that makes you happy.  So cool. :)


I love this girl and adore her excitement for the new things I make her.  (And I’m still not sure how she turned into an 8 year old…….but I’ll save that for another therapy session. ;) )




Want to create the same look?


Okay, let’s go…



  • shirt (or pillow, bag, etc) that you want to stencil
  • fabric paint (I bought mine at Michael’s)
  • paint brush
  • Freezer Paper (more on freezer paper here)
  • “I LOVE YOU” heart template (found here)



The process for making this shirt is the exact same as the LOVE shirt and Mini Heart Stamped pants and the  “Olive You” stenciled onesie from earlier this week.




Such a simple design that comes together so quickly!




Enjoy your Valentine weekend! :)




Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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