DIY Disney Shirts – Make Your Own Themed T-Shirt

Last updated on 02/03/2021

How To Make DIY Disney T-Shirts

Want to make your next Disney family vacation a little more magical? With a little puffy paint and imagination, you can add some pixie dust to your trip with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Disney shirts. In this fun video, Disney enthusiast Melissa Caldarone shows us how to create a t-shirt design of your favorite character. Follow the steps below to design and complete your own customized Disney shirts for your big family vacation.

Video: How to Make DIY Disney Shirts

Before getting started, gather all the supplies and materials you’ll need for the project.

  • freezer paper
  • X-acto knife
  • pen
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • T-shirt
  • puffy paint
  • iron
  • paintbrush
  • silhouette paper print out of your favorite character (find a template Pinterest or a similar site)

Materials for Making DIY Disney Shirts

Making DIY Disney Shirts

Step 1: Use freezer paper and trace your silhouette with a pen.

Tracing Disney Character Using Freezer Paper

Step 2: Next, cut out the silhouette shape using an X-ACTO knife.

Using Knife to Cut Out Disney Character for Shirt

Step 3: Get your t-shirt and a hot iron. Pick out a spot where you want the painted character to appear and place the cut out.

Placing Disney Cutout Onto T-Shirt

Like this:

Getting the Disney Cutout Ready to Iron

Then, iron the freezer paper cut out onto the shirt.

Ironing Disney Cutout Onto T-Shirt

Step 4: Use puffy paint and color in the character.

Painting the Disney Design Onto T-Shirt

After the painting is done, peel the freezer paper off and let the paint dry.

Peeling Away the Freezer Paper From T-Shirt

Finally, wear it on your next Disney vacation:

Completed Family-Themed DIY Disney Shirts

Making DIY Disney shirts is a great way to bond as a family, especially before you take off for your trip. Additionally, creating unique apparel that matches your family members is also a practical way to keep track of each other in large park crowds. With a little creativity and these simple steps, you can make personalized Disney shirts that will bring your family closer together and create lasting memories.

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