A few weeks ago I saw this amazing little “man cub” tee at Everything Emily. I needed it for my little guy right away. The tee was from Loved by Hannah and Eli, but–sad day–it was sold out. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head, so I had to make my own for my little guy right away. The original was cuter, but I love my version too.
I’m kind of obsessed with it. Annnnd – I may or may not sing the song from The Jungle Book pretty much every time I pick him up now. I wanna be a man, man cub, and stroll right into town. Ooh ee ooh I wanna be like you-oo-oo. Are you singing it too now? You’re welcome.
To make it, I printed out the word and cut the letters out of freezer paper. I decided to leave the middle of the letters out. Maybe because I was feeling a little lazy but also because it felt kind of modern to me. I ironed the freezer paper stencil on and used acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium to fill it in.
While I had all my stuff out I decided to try painting another onesie. This time I tried a free-hand brush calligraphy look. It’s hard to get a brush to move smoothly over the fabric, but I still like the way it turned out.