Jack-o’-Lantern Shirt Stencils

Looking to add some Halloween fun to your family’s wardrobe? Here’s a shirt idea for either you or your kids to make. It would also be a fun project for a kid’s Halloween party!

I’ve put together a free 2-page PDF you can download here. It includes a variety of eyes, mouths and noses that you can print onto cardstock and cut apart and use as stencils. Kids can rearrange the parts to create a unique jack-o’-lantern face.

After the face is picked out cut out the image with an Xacto knife (or you can cut them all ahead of time if it’s for a party).

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Place your stencil either directly on a shirt or on a scrap of orange fabric. For a scrap of fabric, orange knit would be ideal since you can leave the raw edges and it won’t fray. I couldn’t find orange knit so I used cotton and then hemmed under the edges. Paint the face onto the fabric with fabric paint.

If you stenciled onto a piece of fabric, after the paint dries you can either hand stitch or machine stitch the fabric to a shirt. I like to use loose stitches so I can easily pull out the threads and remove the pumpkin face after Halloween so my son can keep wearing the shirt. Here he is in the final product, being bribed with some candy to sit still for a minute!

For more information about stencils, visit this post I did in the past.

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  18 comments for “Jack-o’-Lantern Shirt Stencils

  1. October 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Such a cute idea!!! I love that you can mix and match the little faces!

    I’d love for you to come and link this up to my Monster Mash Bash! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

    Hope to see you there!

    • October 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Just linked up, thanks for the invite!

  2. October 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Too cute and I love your little model!

  3. October 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    SO CUTE! I love it!! Thank you so much for linking up to MYM!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  4. Jill
    October 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the printables too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. October 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    What an awesome idea! I love this!

  6. October 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Super cute….

  7. October 26, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Oh my gosh! These are soo stinkin adorable and easy! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my current and upcoming giveaways @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/quicksilver-creations-giveaway.html

  8. October 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    thanks for the great printable! looks great!

  9. Tara
    October 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Fun idea-I pinned the stencils-thanks so much for sharing them.

  10. Jennifer
    October 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much! I printed it on sticker paper for my sons class we are painting paper plates orange and now thanks to you we have faces to put on them!!!

    • October 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Great idea, I’ll keep that in mind for my little guy!

  11. October 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Adorable!! I linked to this today as ideas for an embroidered jack o’lantern headband. I love the mix and match possibliities! (The tutorial is here: http://crunchyconservativemommy.blogspot.com/2012/10/jack-olantern-last-minute-halloween.html)

  12. Jeannine
    October 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Do you have an outline version of your templates? Would love to print them on black paper and not use so much ink. Thanks.

    • October 28, 2015 at 12:07 am

      No, that’s a good idea though for the future! Maybe print it on “Draft” settings through your Printer. :)

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