I Love to Create: Make Your Own Craft Corps Gear!

In anticipation of the release of Craft Corps the book I’m currently writing, and in celebration of all of the great stories people have shared and will share on the CC site, I’ve teamed up with I Love to Create to offer Craft Corps Stencil Kits!   Who needs, pre-printed tees to proclaim your love of crafting when you can make your own dang shirt, bag, jacket, or pillow?  Grab your kit.  Choose your garment.  Show your style.  I can’t wait to see you wearing your gear!  

Here’s the quick & simple instructions for using these kits:

Craft Corps Tee (Olive & Sunshine Kit)


Clothespins or Masking Tape
Paint Daubers
Piece of Foil


  • Place a piece of recycled cardboard or Fashion Form inside of tee to protect back of shirt from paint.  Make shirt taught, using clothespins or masking tape.
  • Carefully pull stencil off of backing.  Center stencil on shirt and smooth with hand, ensuring adhesive sticks.
  • Squeeze paints onto piece of foil.  Using a dauber (make-up sponges work great, too!), dab 1st color paint over the letters until completely covered.  Repeat with 2nd color, painting the lines that make up the circle.
  • Let Dry.  Remove stencil.
Replace stencil onto the backing.  Sticky stencils are good for about 3 uses.
Not into graphic tees?  No problem!  You can use this stencil on just about anything!
Painted Airline Bag (Ebony & White Kit)

Painted Hoodie (Ebony & Platinum Kit)

Craft Corps Stencil Kits come with 1, 7″ sticky stencil and 2 Tulip Soft Fabric paints, available in 6 different color combos:

  • Ebony & White
  • Periwinkle & Platinum
  • Olive & Sunshine 
  • Ebony & Platinum
  • Azalea (dark pink) & White
  • Turquoise & Chocolate

Check out this week’s featured crafter on the Craft Corps site and if you haven’t already, sign up for the Craft Corps Weekly newsletter to stay connected with fellow crafter’s stories and become eligible for future giveaways and discounts.  While you’re there, inspire others by adding your story to the archives!
Craft Corps celebrates all forms of craftiness.  What’s your craft of choice?  Post it here by Monday the 22nd, to be entered to win your very own CC Stencil Kit!

P.S.  Sharing finished projects is one of the best things about being a part of the craft community.  Once you’ve painted your goodies, snap a picture and upload it to the Craft Corps Flickr Group!  

5 Responses to “I Love to Create: Make Your Own Craft Corps Gear!”

  1. BeckyS

    I love the kits! What a great idea. When it comes to crafty goodness I’m a bit..um..fickle..yeah, fickle. My first love is knitting.. or maybe spinning.. or crochet.. hand sewing is right up there to. And embroidery. And beadwork. Hmm.. let me think a bit and I’m sure I can come up with more. LOL

  2. Lara

    Hi – I love the stencil kits too – think I’d have to use it on a calico tote and take it shopping. Love most crafting – presently mostly in love with patchwork hexagons, knitting, making felt (obsessed with that!) and doll-making. Should keep me busy for a bit 🙂

  3. Eileen Bergen

    My craft of choice? That’s a tough question because I’m always trying new ones. Right now today, I guess I would say digi-scrapbooking and polymer clay jewelry.

    If I don’t win, I’ll be buying the stencil kit to proclaim my craftiness!

  4. Erin M. Evans

    Oh how to choose what is my favorite! Thats tough….but I would have to say that sewing and crocheting are my two fav’s….this month anyway!!

    ohhh by the way I just got Pop goes Crochet, and WOW what great projects!!!