Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY | Stenciled Logo Parody Tee

*Disclaimer: This post is brought to you courtesy of Forest and Lakes. I received samples of their products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their company. 

The lovely Nina at Forest and Lakes sent over some plain white tees for me to play around with in return for a blog feature. Since Forest and Lakes is a wholesale apparel company based in China, I was initially skeptical about their website and products as a whole. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the shirts they sent me were of excellent quality. I got two white tees in adult size small and fairly well-made, seeing as they're not super thin and see-through like many others these days! While an adult small is still a bit large for my small frame, I found that the tees do shrink slightly after washing (which is actually perfect for me). I have no complaints about the products so far and I'm very pleased with Forest and Lakes.

I love how versatile white tees are because they go with just about everything and are the perfect canvas for DIYing! I did have a hard time thinking about what I wanted to do though and stumbled upon some of Brian Lichtenberg's Celine/Feline and Hermes/Homies parody tees. I love parodies but the Feline one didn't particularly speak to me since I'm neither much of a cat person nor affluent enough to justify a $50+ tee, so I opted to feature Celine Dion instead (~fangirling~).

DIY Stenciled Logo Parody Tee

(Difficulty: Easy)


(1) Download the template here!
(2) White tee
(3) Fabric paint
(4) Sponge brush
(5) Freezer paper 
(6) Craft knife
(7) Iron
(8) Scrap cardboard

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What's ReadyCart?


1. Cut out an 8.5" x 11" sheet of freezer paper and use your craft knife to cut out your stencil. You can actually print the template right onto it from your printer! Alternatively, you can also print the template onto a regular paper and trace it onto the freezer paper. If you haven't got freezer paper, regular paper will do but the paint may bleed and you'll need to adhere it to the shirt with tape.

2. Iron on your stencil, making sure all the little curves and edges are firmly adhered. Don't forget the middles of your letters!

3. Place a piece of scrap cardboard insite the shirt so the paint won't bleed through.

4. Using a sponge brush, dab fabric paint over your stencil. You want to avoid making heavy strokes or "brushing" because it will lift the freezer paper and cause bleeding. Let dry.

5. Now comes my favorite part: peeling the stencil off!

6. Using a smaller brush, you can touch up any mistakes you made or spots you missed.

I'm in love with how it came out; it looks almost screen-printed on!

** Don't wanna DIY? Prefer to B-U-Y? I'll be selling any extras I made, along with many other items, in my shop Two Teaspoons coming soon. Stay tuned!


  1. Oh my gosh, I don't know if I have enough patience to exact-o-knife cut all those letters! Impressive. Hey, I 'm really happy I found your blog! Definitely following.

    1. Agreed, definitely time-consuming but totally worth it! :)

  2. Thank you for this effort, I will give you 5 stars for this.

  3. Keep up the good work , I read few blog posts on this website

  4. Immensely thought out! This was the most detailed article I have read.

  5. Interesting topic for a blog. I have been searching the site



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