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.

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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!

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Valentine’s Day T-Shirts

Valentine’s Day T-Shirts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have been thinking about how I want to celebrate with my little ones this year.  As a chef’s wife, my husband always has to work on Valentine’s Day.  No romantic dinners out for me on February 14th.  I don’t mind one bit because I still get to celebrate with my three little Valentine’s who call me mommy.

Last year, I had a little fun and made my sweethearts matching t-shirts.  I am absolutely in love with how they turned out.  Better yet, we spent the day exploring one of the California missions and I was able to get some adorable pictures of my kiddos sporting their Valentine’s Day t-shirts.

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Valentine’s Day T-Shirts

Valentine's Day TShirts

These shirts were so easy to make with the Cricut Explore Air.  I was able to make them in just a few minutes.  My daughter’s shirt took a little bit longer because I modified the t-shirt. (For directions to make the modified t-shirt, take a look at Part 3 of my Sleepover Shenanigans series when I made 15 modified t-shirts for my daughter’s last birthday party!)  If you’d like to make these shirts, the design that I used is available for free as part of Cricut Access.

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Must Have Craft Tools

Must Have Craft Tools

There have been times that I’m a little surprised by how impressed people are with the crafty creations I make.  I love making people happy with something handmade and enjoy creating something that impresses them, however often I usually feel that anyone could have made the same thing.  The truth is, that with very few exceptions, you really can make just about anything…if you know the secret!

The great news for all of your reading this post is that I’m going to share my number one crafting secret with you.

Are you ready?

My number one secret for being able to make any craft project is…

Having the right tools!

That’s it.  Think about it, you wouldn’t try to skydive without a parachute, why would you think you could be successful making a project without the right tools to do the job?  Ok, maybe it’s not quite that critical, but for me, there is a short list of tools that I wouldn’t dare take on any craft project without.  If you are ready to start making some beautiful craft projects, I strongly recommend starting out with the following basics in your arsenal.

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Must Have Tools

Here is a list of my “must have” tools that you will find at close reach in my crafting studio and I couldn’t live without.

  1. Paper Trimmer – on the surface this tool seems pretty simple.  However, I find myself using mine all the time!  It is so easy and convenient to trim paper.  It also makes trimming project leftovers easy so I can store them and use them for the next project.  You can even substitute the cutting blade for a scoring blade.  This comes in so handy for putting nice, professional fold lines in cards and other projects.
  2. Needle-nose tweezers – This one may seem a bit out of place.  Previous to finding this tool, I had only ever heard of tweezers as something to pluck hairs.  I received my first one in a toolkit and it has risen to the top of my must-have tools.  It is perfect for picking up small pieces of paper and placing them expertly exactly where I want them.  It is especially useful when said pieces of paper are covered in glue.
  3. Craft Glue – This is my all-time favorite glue hands down.  It was recommended to me about 9 years ago and I have never found a glue that I have loved so much before or since.  I stock up on this glue whenever I find a good deal on it because my crafting pretty much comes to a standstill anytime I run out.
  4. Tape Runner – There are times that I prefer a tape runner over liquid glue.  I don’t have any hard and fast rules for which I use when, however, I always have both on hand.

My Supporting Role Tools

These are the tools that I’ve either recently started using or don’t necessarily come out on every craft project.  However, I still love them and am happy to have them close at hand when the project calls for it.

  1. Adhesive eraser – This handy little tool really helps me clean up projects and make them look more professional.  You use it similar to how you would use any eraser.  Only instead of erasing pencil, you erase errant adhesive from your projects.  It works like magic and helps get rid of anyplace you got a bit too much adhesive.
  2. Pick-up tool – This is a new one for me but I already adore it.  It is really two separate tools in one.  One end has a tacky surface and works like a charm for picking up small pieces of paper.  The other end has a chisel end on it and works great for holding down said paper to apply liquid adhesive to it.  I’ve only used it once so far, however, it was the first time I didn’t get glue all over my fingers when I was trying to hold the paper down to glue it.  I suspect that this tool will quickly move up to my must have list.
  3. Zots – I use these handy little things pretty often.  They are an awesome adhesive when no other adhesive will stick well.  They can also grip on to heavier items when that perfect piece of bling weighs a bit more.
  4. Crop-A-Dile – This tool punches holes of two different sizes and can set eyelets and grommets.  I really like using this when I make tags and instead of just punching a hole, I’ll set in a quick eyelet and as fast as that, I have a beautiful and professional looking tag.

Bonus Must Have

My last recommendation is so much more than a tool, but it is hands down the number one reason I can create so many beautiful projects so this post wouldn’t be complete without me sharing.  The Cricut Explore Air is incredible!  It can cut any design you can think of on any one of 100+ different materials.  It can draw designs, creates score marks to make beautiful cards and boxes, and comes with some powerful software that allows you to design projects wherever you are.  (Hint: Be sure to check out the Cricut Explore on Amazon…the last time I checked, the price was a great deal!)

I hope you have found this list of my must have craft tools valuable.  I would love to hear about your list of must have tools!  If you liked this post, I also hope you will sign up for my mailing list.  Just for signing up, you will get a great family meeting guide and printable.