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DIY Olympic jerseys

Jeff Coulson Author: Aurelie Bryce

DIY & Crafts

DIY Olympic jerseys

Show your support for Team Canada with these fun and easy-to-make custom jerseys.

Here's what you'll need:
-Freezer paper
-X-acto blade/utility knife
-oversized pre-washed white t-shirts
-Cotton ironing cloth
-Sponge paint brush
- Metallic gold fabric paint (we used Tulip fabric paint and gold fabric spray glitter)
-White iron-on number decals
-Metallic gold iron-on letter decals

Step 1: Search the internet for a maple leaf template – or design your own – and print out your favourite.

Step 2: Tear off a sheet of freezer paper larger than your leaf and trace the maple leaf onto the matte side of the paper. Use your utility knife to cut out the template.

Note: For those of you who don't know what freezer paper is, it's located in the aluminum foil section of the grocery store. It's shiny on one side and matte on the other and commonly used to wrap meat before it's stored in the freezer.  It looks like the paper your butcher gives you when you pick up your steak for summer BBQs. It is NOT the same thing as wax paper!

Step 3: Centre the template onto your t-shirt shiny side down. Using the "Wool" setting, iron the template down, pressing firmly, for two minutes. Iron all edges and corners carefully so paint won't leak through and spoil your design.

Step 4: Use your sponge brush to fill in the template with paint and/or spray glitter as desired. Use several coats, letting each coat dry for at least 30 minutes before applying a new coat over top.

Step 5: Let the paint dry for one hour and carefully peel off the freezer paper.

Step 6: Apply iron on numbers and letters according to package instructions or follow the above steps to create your own. Protect your maple leaf by using an ironing cloth over top of the design.


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