Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days Of Pinterest: Day 3: Super Capes!

 DAY 3:
Super Hero Capes

For a while now, Boog has been "flying" around the house claiming he is a Super Hero. And what good is a super hero without a cape? One of the most genius ideas I'd come across on Pinterest was one to make a cape out of an old t-shirt! 
Jenny from The Southern Institute came up with this idea and I knew as soon as I saw it I had to try to make it. Her tutorial looked "super" easy and even I couldn't possibly mess it up!

She just cuts out the back of an old t-shirt, keeping the collar intact! Genius I tell you!

When I started on the kids' capes, I used an old green shirt of Mr.Chasing2Monkeys and an old pink shirt of mine. After I cut them out, I used my sewing machine to hem the sides of the capes. For Belly's cape, I wanted hers to have a girlish flair so I used material from the front part of the shirt to add ruffles to the bottom. 
I searched on Google for "Super" letters so I could freezer paper stencil them onto the capes (I'm kind of getting obsessed with freezer paper stenciling, is there a support group for it?) I cut out the design, ironed it on, and then painted it in with black. After it all dried and I ripped the paper off the capes, I took some glittery silver puff paint to add definition.

Don't know what Freezer Paper stenciling is? Visit MADE for Dana's great tutorial on what it is and how to do it!

Happy Monday to you all!


  1. What a good idea! I would have loved a cape when I was a kid. Do your kids wear them all of the time?

  2. Too cute!! I think I pinned that one too! I know my own little super hero would love his very own cape!! :)


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