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I’ve really been enjoying the Riding the Rails link-up with the Magical Blogorail. This week’s challenge topic is Disney Valentines. I had determined at the beginning of this year that I would come up with some t-shirt creations for each holiday topic. (With a possible upcoming surgery which will require me to be in a sling for several weeks, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fulfill my goal, but I’m going to try!)
For Valentine’s Day, I decided to go with the simple “LOVE” design, with a Mickey head serving as the “o”. If you would like to make your own Disney-inspired Valentine’s t-shirt, simply follow these steps.
- A plain t-shirt in your choice of colors (Ashley and I actually found these shirts on clearance at Michael’s for $1.99 and thought they would work great for this project)
- Fabric paint (we prefer the Tulip brand)
- Sponge brushes
- A piece of cardboard (or something else to put between the front and back of the shirt to keep the paint from seeping through)
- Freezer paper
- An iron
- A Silhouette machine (or sharp scissors or an exacto knife)
Wash and dry your t-shirt. Do NOT use fabric softener.
Create your design. I used Word to create the letters I wanted and a Mickey stencil I found online.
Cut out your design using scissors or your Silhouette machine. (I cheated and used my Silhouette, but this design is so simple and is easy to cut out by hand. If you’re using the Silhouette, don’t forget to reverse your image before cutting.)
Iron the freezer paper stencil (shiny side down) to your shirt.
Using your sponge brushes and paint of choice, apply a thin layer of paint, moving from the stencil inward (moving in the other direction could cause the stencil to lift up and you don’t want that – trust me!)
You can apply a second coat of paint, as needed.
Wait for the paint to dry, then remove the freezer paper.
Voila! You’ve got a hand-made, one-of-a-kind, Disney Valentine tee! Whether you wear it to the parks, to school or to work, or just around the house, wear it with pride!