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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DIY Disney Shirts and Discount Code and Contest, Oh My!

I have a confession to make.  I love making my family wear matching Disney gear during our vacations.  They (for the most part) enjoy it too and it adds to the magical feeling of being at Disney. I stumbled across Mockingbird Monograms on Etsy and her cute chevron Mickey Ears iron on transfer and fell in love! This could not be easier.  You pick your design, tell her your initials, and she uses pixie dust (and email) to send your creation to you!  I recently did some shirts for a friend's girls who are heading to Disneyworld soon using Mockingbird Monograms transfers and they were adorable. BONUS, just for our readers, you get 50% off a transfer! Just type the code GUEST at checkout!

Materials: Iron, t-shirt, transfer paper, transfer, ink jet printer

***Note about transfer paper: The color of shirt you have will determine the type of transfer paper you buy. If it is a dark shirt, look for the transfer paper that says " for darker shirts". Likewise if the shirt is light, it will say " for light or white shirts". Easy peasy. Our shirt was white and we bought Avery T-shirt Transfersfrom Amazon for about $8. It comes with several sheets. ***

Step One: Order
Head over to Mockingbird Monograms and choose your design. Use a special discount code GUEST and get 1/2 off!

Step Two: Open
Mockingbird Monograms will send your transfer to you via email, open it and it will look like this ( in Windows Photogallery). All you have to do is print it out!

Step Three:Print
Make sure you read the instructions on your transfer paper to determine if you need to print a regular print or a mirror image print. Here is the transfer paper we used and our print out. You must use an ink jet printer.

Step Four:Trim
Cut around the design as closely to the edge as possible. I didn't get a picture of this but I cut around the outside red circle. 

Step Five:Iron
Simply lay the design on the shirt (follow instructions for your specific transfer paper) and use a hot iron to secure it.  I usually start with the edges and press firmly for about 10 seconds before moving on to a new spot. In all it takes about 60 seconds to iron on - How easy is that??

Step Six:Peel
Let the shirt cool for a few min and then find an edge of the top paper to start peeling.  Slowly peel away the protective paper and ta-daa! super cute personalized Disney shirt!

Contest now closed
So now you can make your own Chevron Mickey Shirt! Or even easier, WIN ONE! We will give away one personalized Chevron Mickey Ears shirt thanks to our friends at Mockingbird Monograms! So many ways to enter! For each of the following, you'll get one entry.
1. Leave a comment telling us your favorite place at Disney.
2. Start following us
3. Pin this post ( and comment saying you did)
4. Link us on your blog (and comment saying you did)
Don't forget to leave your email in the comments. Contest ends Monday August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm CST.
Congratulations to Lynn B. who was the winner of our T-shirt contest. We'll get her information and send the shirt out right away. Stay tuned for future contests. Thanks for everyone who entered!

Happy Disney Crafting!! 


  1. Sorry, we had some issues with Blogger allowing comments. If you already had a comment we've got it, they just aren't showing up. Sorry for the hassle. Keep posting your comments for entry into the contest and good luck!

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