DIY Personalized Disney Shirts

DIY Personalized Disney Shirts

My daughter was invited by her best friend to go with her to Disneyland for her friend’s birthday this year.  I wanted to do something to make the day extra special for them and decided that personalized Disney shirts would be perfect.  They were a breeze to make and I am in love with how adorable they turned out!  I was able to make a shirt for my daughter, her best friend, and her friend’s mom all in about 15 minutes.  Thank goodness they were so quick and easy to make because I had been out of town on a business trip and had to make them the night before her birthday celebration.  Keep reading for the easy to follow directions to make your own Personalized Disney Shirts.

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Let’s Make It!

  1. It’s always a good idea to pre-wash your shirt (but truthfully, I’m a busy mom and didn’t do this!  lol.  It was fine)

2. If you have a Cricut: Access + Personalize the Design.  (I’m sharing my Cricut Craft Room Project File with you to make this even easier!)  Be sure to place your HTV plastic side down on your mat.  Cut and weed your design.

3. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can Order your personalized design from my Etsy shop.

4. Preheat your iron to it’s hottest setting

5. Layout your design on your shirt.

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6. Remove the name and bow layer and set them to the side.Begin with the Mickey layer

7. Begin with the Mickey layer and press the design for 10-15 seconds.

8. Allow the plastic backing to cool before removing.

9. Place the bow layer where you would like it.  VERY IMPORTANT – Be sure to use a pressing cloth for this layer to avoid placing the iron directly on the Mickey layer.

Personalized Disney Shirts

10. Repeat the process with the name layer.

And that’s it!  The entire process should only take you about 10 – 15 minutes (unless you’re still learning how to use your Cricut machine – then give yourself a little bit of extra time).  You can have these adorable personalized Mickey shirts for your trip to one of the parks, or just because they are so darn cute!

I hope you have enjoyed this post and the fast, easy, and really cute Personalized Mickey Shirts!  Be sure to stay connected to all of the great ideas from The Crafty Organized Mom by signing up for updates.  When you do, you’ll also grab a free copy of our Family Meeting Guide + Meeting Printable!

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The Easy Way to Keep Veggies in Your Toddler’s Diet

The Easy Way to Keep Veggies in Your Toddler’s Diet

If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you already know that when it comes to meal time, I am all for easy and feed yourself as much as possible.  With a toddler, I realized that this meant that I was slowly feeding my son less and less vegetables.  I know, I know.  How hard is it really to steam some veggies?  The answer is that it isn’t.  However, it is time-consuming enough and when I’m trying to get my youngest fed and help the others with homework, hear about their day, keep the house somewhat clean and get started on dinner for the rest of us, sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

I am all for fast and easy, but I just won’t do canned veggies.  On the occasion that I did get some veggies steamed for my little one, he was far from impressed.  He would try one or two pieces before deciding that he had no interest in eating them and the rest would go on the floor or become ammunition to throw at big brother.

I decided that there had to be a better way.  This was the kid that gobbled up nearly every veggie you could think of when he started eating solids.  Why did he all of a sudden have a strong aversion to nearly every veggie I decided to send his way?  I could just give up and hope he was getting enough nutrition elsewhere.  However, that probably wasn’t the smartest idea.

An Idea Was Born

Toddler Vegetables

If my son was such a great eater of veggies when he first started solids, why not take advantage of what worked then?  I decided to go back to pureeing vegetables for him.  It does take a little bit of time to steam and puree the veggies, however, the difference from cooking them for an individual meal is that I can prepare a big batch ahead of time.  I can prepare the veggies on the weekends when I have more time.

If you haven’t made your own purees before, be sure to check out my post on how I easily made a month’s worth of baby food in one afternoon for only about $20.

Making it Yummy

Celery Root Apple + Broccoli Apple + Apple Quinoa
Quinoa + Broccoli + Apple

Rather than feed the veggies by themselves, I love to mix in other veggies, fruits, and even quinoa to really increase the nutritional value.  He is also willing to eat a much wider variety of vegetables when they have some fruit mixed in.

Toddler Vegetables

I love using these pouches that I can make myself.  Not only are they extremely convenient, my son can manage to eat from the pouches on his own.  He loves it and I love that he can feed himself.

Toddler Vegetables

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have some great ideas for how to keep those nutritious veggies in your little one’s diet!  Be sure to stay connected to all of the great ideas from The Crafty Organized Mom by signing up for updates.  When you do, you’ll also grab a free copy of our Family Meeting Guide + Meeting Printable!

‘A-Doh-Able’ Play Dough Class Valentines

‘A-Doh-Able’ Play Dough Class Valentines

One of my favorite crafty projects is making customized class Valentines for each of my kids.  For me, they have all of the makings of a perfect project.  I love taking on a project like this because I can’t procrastinate for too long or I will miss Valentine’s Day (Hello Motivation!).  They are really simple and don’t take a lot of effort but turn out looking awesome.  They also make me happy because my kids get to give a rockin’ Valentine to all of their friends.  No store bought Valentine’s in this house!  Plus, they are just so darn cute.

This year inspiration struck when I was making Kool-Aid play dough for my toddler.  The dough turned out so pretty and smelled great.  I thought it would be so much fun to give each friend their own container of pretty, yummy smelling play dough.  My big kids have been having a lot of fun playing with brother’s play dough and thought this was a great idea as well.

Play Dough Class Valentine

I really love that this is a non-edible Valentine.  It feels like my kids always come home with so much candy from exchanging Valentine’s.  I always appreciate when a friend gives them something other than candy.  The absolute best part of the whole project is that each Valentine only costs about 33 cents each!!

I am excited to share these “A-Doh-Able” Class Valentine’s with you!

What You’ll Need

All you need to do is fill each cup with a small amount of the play dough.  I was able to make 10 portions of play dough with each batch.  Then trim each Valentine into a square and attach to the top of the condiment cup with a glue dot.  So simple, right?

Play Dough Class Valentine

I blinged mine up a little bit by adding a black paper border, filling in the “A-Doh-Able” with a glitter pen, and adding a few rhinestones.  You can use the printable just as it is, or you can bling them up like I did.  Use your imagination and have fun customizing the Valentine’s however you’d like.

Play Dough Class Valentine Close Up

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I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have sharing it with you!  If you make these “A-doh-able” Valentine’s, I’d love to see pictures or hear how it went.