Picture of Christmas Morning T-shirt

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Christmas Morning T-shirt

Make a tee that captures the magic of Christmas morning! Start with an easy-to-make freezer paper stencil, fill it in with Tulip® fabric paints and add a special finishing touch with real ribbon. 


1. Print out Christmas present pattern and trace onto freezer paper with pencil.

2. Cut out stencil with a craft knife leaving the crossed “ribbon” lines. Cut out “From: Santa” tag very carefully and set aside.

3. Center stencil onto white tee and iron down. Iron “From: Santa” tag in place as well.

4. Insert cardboard piece between layers of tee to create a stable surface and prevent paint from seeping through to backside.

5. Draw a light line with fabric chalk in between each box to help guide you while painting. 

6. On bottom box, draw light diagonal lines 1” apart using a ruler for striped look.

7. Paint in stencil:  Top present is solid Neon Green. Middle present is solid Crimson Red. Bottom present – paint every other stripe Neon Green and remaining stripes with Glacier White.

8. After paint dries, add white polka dots to middle red present with a circle sponge. Cover top and bottom presents with paper to avoid polka dots overlapping onto other presents.

9. Remove “From Santa” tag freezer paper and outline the tag shape with a Black fabric marker. Write “From Santa” on the inside.

10. Remove remaining freezer paper and paint in the remaining pieces: Red ribbon lines on both the top and bottom boxes.

11. After presents are dry, make two small bows with 3/8” red ribbon and seal the ends with a lit match to prevent unraveling.

12. Glue the bows to the top and bottom presents with Aleene’s® No Sew Fabric Glue. Let dry.


  • Paintbrush
  • Circle craft sponge
  • Ruler
  • Children’s white cotton long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Pencil
  • Fabric chalk
  • Cardboard insert
  • Freezer paper
  • Iron
  • Craft knife
  • 3/8” red ribbon
  • Box of matches


  • Christmas Morning T-shirt Pattern 1

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