You guys! I’m so excited to share these super easy DIY Disney tees that I made. We’re in Disneyland and these tees were a much cheaper alternative to the ones you find at the Disney store. 🙂 Plus, I liked the simple black and white.
Here’s a quick overview of how I made our t-shirts:
1. Find some blank tees. I found all these t-shirts at Old Navy for super cheap on clearance. ($3.99, $5, and $6!)
2. Use your vinyl cutter to cut the designs on heat transfer vinyl. I used my Silhouette Cameo, but you can use any vinyl cutting machine. (If you don’t have a Silhouette, you could also use the freezer paper transfer method HERE)
3. Remember when you cut the designs to make sure that they are MIRRORED. The plastic backing (the shiny part of the vinyl) will be face down on your cutting mat. For the Mickey shapes it doesn’t really matter if it’s cut mirrored or not, but you’ll definetly want to remember to mirror the image with any type! (Unless you just want to be able to read it in the mirror, haha)
4. “Weed out” all the extra vinyl so you’re left with only the design you want on the shirt. You’ll want to use a weeding tool – I found mine at Michael’s next to the vinyl.
5. Lay your design right side up on the t-shirt. The plastic “backing” part is sticky, so it will stick in place on your tee.
6. Lay a very thin towel or piece of fabric over the tee and vinyl. Using an iron, iron on top of the towel. Make sure you press hard and ensure that all the edges are ironed down well.
7. Once your designed has been ironed real good, peel off the plastic on the top and VOILA! You’re all done! You can lay the towel back over the top of the tee and iron one more time if you’d like (but DON’T iron right on top of the vinyl. Just don’t. 🙂
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