This simple DIY Painted Gold Elbow Patch is made with fabric paint and a freezer stencil—this is a breezy DIY for moms. Learn how to make it!
- V-neck sweater or cardigan
- Gold fabric paint
- Freezer stencil paper (found next to wax paper at the grocery store)
- Exact-o knife
- Foam brush
- Print-out of 2 ovals about 3 inches long
Step 1: Print out 2 ovals about 3 inches long and tape them on top of a piece of freezer stencil. Carefully cut out the ovals. Remember that the part you save is the negative space! You can discard the 2 oval shapes you just cut out.
Step 2: Your freezer stencil paper will have a plastic coating on one side which sticks to fabric when ironed. Halfway down the back of one sweater arm, iron on the shape. Make sure it's ironed down thoroughly.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 on the other arm of the sweater.
Step 4: Slide a small piece of cardboard into the arm (this is so the paint won't bleed through to the other side). Apply gold fabric paint with a brush. Allow to dry and apply 2 additional coats or until it achieves your desired look.
Step 5: Carefully tear off the paper when dry and now you've got gorgeous new gold patches!