DIY: Disney Iron On Shirts

This is a guest post from Erin Scott.

I am an obsessive planner, especially when it comes to planning a trip to Walt Disney World!  We have visited WDW every year for the last 4 years ~ My family loves it!  (Yes, even my husband)  I plan down to the hour for each day.  A trip to WDW is such an financial investment that I want to make sure that we get the best deals with the food plan, best meal reservations, find the best parades, know the best kept secrets, etc, etc, etc.  This last year we spent the entire week of Spring Break at WDW – 7 whole days at the most Magical Place on Earth!

We live in Indiana and when we head down to Florida for Spring Break I always feel like I have to update our spring/summer wardrobes.  Forget about the long sleeves and pants,  we need tshirts and shorts (or capris – my version of shorts!).  This can be a huge burden to the budget.  This last Spring Break I came up with a different kind of plan  ~ I made matching tshirts for my family to wear each day!  (Yes, we were “one of those crazy families”!  ~ and proud of it! – lol)

My favorite WDW website for information is The Dis.  There in the forums you will find Creative DISigns.  You have to make the time to be able to look thru many, many, many designs but there are so many talented people that have taken our favorite Disney Characters and created awesome designs to use for a ton of projects.  This is where I found all of my designs for the shirts.  There is also a thread that gives you tips and information on where to find many helpful posts to get you started.

I ordered 28 shirts (4 people +  7 days = 7 each) at Cheapestees.  I spent $132.47 which makes each shirt only about $4.73!  I bought Iron on transfer paper and printed each design (follow the directions on the transfer paper package). **Note: You can also find Fruit of the Loom Cotton T-shirts in a variety of colors from Amazon – starting at just $1.94! **

I allowed my designs to set for a couple of days before placing them on the shirts.  My mom and I got our ironing boards out, heated up our irons, and got to work.  The best advice I can give you is to iron each shirt prior to placing the transfer and we liked how the dark transfer paper turned out better than the light transfer paper.  The dark is of course the more expensive, but worth it for making the shirts not looking too homemade.  Take your time and make it a family project ~ my sons had a good time helping me pick our designs and making the shirts!

We had a fabulous, Magical week and received so many compliments about our shirts!  Check them out!

~Erin Scott~

The ideas and opinions in this blog post are those of Erin Scott.  It was written as a guest blog for Bargain Briana.  Erin Scott resides in Daleville, IN.  She is Wife to Corey, Mom to Jack & Ben, and a Dental Hygienist.  Erin is very active in her community.  She loves reading and traveling.  Her favorite vacation destination is Disney World and loves to plan her trips there as well as everyone else’s trips to the Happiest Place on Earth.  She is always looking to use her creativity in different adventures and venues – Check out her jewelry blog Let’s Bead This.

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comments { 9 Comments }
  • cheap shoes - December 05, 2013 @ 5:27 pm 7

    Wow, a number of really valid tips! I truly appreciate you crafting this page and the rest of your internet site is awesome!

  • Erin - July 29, 2013 @ 7:03 am 6

    Hi Jennifer! Here is a link to a Disney forum that is all about designing things – they have designers that have created autograph books that you can print off or just find pictures….Let me know if you need help with it!

  • Jennifer Aurnhammer - July 28, 2013 @ 8:22 pm 5

    Hello, I going to make my own autograph book for Disney and would like some pics. Would you be able to help me please? Jennifer

  • lenora - April 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am 4

    where did you get the printable iron ons from

    • Briana Carter - April 10, 2013 @ 11:42 am 4.1

      You can buy those from Amazon (link in the post) or you can purchase at office supply stores or possibly even Walmart!

  • Nicole - January 19, 2011 @ 7:32 pm 3

    I made shirts for our boys when we took our first trip to Disney this past summer too! I did a play on the basic Mickey head (3 circles). We were only in park 5 days so I had picked out non-disney fabric to match the park (a jungle print for Animal Kingdom, flags for Epcot…). On our last day I used some art from Creative DISigns that had stitch and with last day sayings, “Please…don’t make me go, I like it here” etc. They turned out great and bonus. I can tell from the shirts which park we were in-which comes in handy when you have over 800 pictures :)

    • Erin Scott - January 19, 2011 @ 8:10 pm 3.1

      I love the fabric Mickey head design, Nicole! I will have to remember that for our next trip!

  • Amanda S. - January 19, 2011 @ 7:24 pm 2

    ahahaah!!! it’s crazy to see family on here :) your’re famous!

  • Jane fague - January 19, 2011 @ 1:12 pm 1

    wOW!!!! So proud of my daughter !! Great Disney blog Erin!!

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