black hearts for valentine's day

I was a tomboy growing up and wore baggy plaid shirts and jnco jeans to prove it (seriously). My fashion sense was not always the best, but there was meaning behind what I wore. I like to make a statement.

So although I like to do the whole pink and red thing for Valentine's Day, I also appreciate a much more subtle approach for a classic look that works for both boys and girls alike. This year I added black hearts to clothes they already owned for a little festive flair.

Here is how you can do it too.

Supplies: freezer paper, x-acto knife (or cheat like me and use a Cricut Explore), iron + board, fabric paint + brush.

Process: Use an x-acto knife to cut a heart the size you want out of freezer paper. Iron the paper onto the item of clothing in the spot that you want to paint. Next, blot a thin layer of paint onto the shirt, peel off the freezer paper, and allow it to air dry.

Time: No longer than 10 minutes.

Seriously, this project is so simple, cost effective, and leaves your children looking chic and adorable.

P.S. While editing these photos I realized that a company I love - House of Mia - makes a shirt very similar to the heart shirt I made for Parker. So, if you are not in the mood for a quick DIY, go buy this shirt!

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