February 4, 2016

Disney t-shirts for baby

So, my older girls got their handmade Disney t-shirts, but for my baby, I tried a few different ideas.
It was really fun to outfit my sweet little 7 month old with some hand made Disney outfits.  It was quite cold while we were there in Florida, so some of her outfits were covered by jackets, but I have a few darling pictures of her sporting her one of a kind clothes.

I bought a pack of white onesies in her size, and for this one, I made a little Snow White inspired, apron-like fabric front.  I cut and zig-zag stitched on a blue front.  Then, made little U shaped pieces of fabric by sewing 2 pieces, right sides together and turning them right side out.  I sewed them along the waist - and let them hang over her pants like a skirt.  Then, I sewed ribbon around the middle, over the yellow fabric, so I could tie it in the back.  I didn't sew all the way around, because the fabric and ribbon wasn't as stretchy as the onesie, and would have been hard to get on her otherwise.

I used hot glue and ribbon to make a bow with Snow White colors - and hot glued an alligator clip on the back to secure it to a stretchy headband.  I found that bows were a really easy way to make the baby look festive!

We love Tsum Tsums around our house - do you?
This onesie was inspired by those dolls - and was made with regular acrylic craft paint.
Minnie on the front, and Pooh on the back ;)

I traced the shape onto the shirt ...

Painted it with acrylic paint using small paint brushes.

And then I created a stencil for the words.  Easy and cute!

This Peter Pan inspired shirt was probably my favorite.  My girls and I carved a pumpkin this year that looked a lot like the Tinker Bell image above.  I simply made a stencil for Tink, and painted it onto the t-shirt with black acrylic paint.  I used the end of a painbrush for the dots.
Tinker Bell went on the back, and Peter, Wendy, Michael and John on the front...

I made another bow - yellow, like Tinker Bell's hair - and she looked awesome in this one!  I never did take a great picture, but you get the idea :)

With my last white onesie, I couldn't resist these Frozen quotes.
They seemed too perfect for baby.  

I made a stencil with my Silhouette for these too - one for the front, and one for the back.

And she even got to meet Anna herself while wearing it!

I have to say, I'm really pleased with the way these turned out.  Simple, but they each added a fun and festive element to our trip.  

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February 3, 2016

Disney T-Shirts - Do it Yourself!

We recently returned from a fabulous trip to Disney World!  With daughters ages 3, 6 and 9 - it was so fun to live through their eyes.  It is such an exciting place to be a kid :)

Before we left, I did a lot of planning, and gathering, and I made a bunch of Disney goodies for them to have ready to go at the parks.
Some of those things were t-shirts and hair bows - and I wanted to share all my fun creations!

Back when we planned the trip (knowing we would go with cousins and grandparents), my sister, mom and I did a t-shirt project together - so all of the cousins could have a matching shirt.  This Sharpie tie dye look was easy to achieve, and fun because each one was different, but matching in the style.  My mom had done these before, so she explained the process, and it's really simple.  Here are a few pictures to give you the idea:

With plastic cups (could be yogurt containers or anything like that), we used a rubber band to secure a portion of the t-shirt over the opening of the cup. 

Using any color sharpies we wanted, we drew little patterns, dots and squiggles inside the circle shape - really anything goes.  

Then, using a medicine dropper, we dripped rubbing alcohol right in the middle of the circle, and watched as it slowly spread from the center outward.  As it passed over the Sharpie drawings, it spread the ink to create this tie dye effect.  It was like magic!

We used bigger plastic containers for the head, and smaller for the ears - and the result was a funky Mickey head.  
Tip: We did not wash these before they were worn at Disney.  Since being home, they've been washed, and they do fade quite a bit.  

Because white t-shirts are so inexpensive (I got mine at Walmart for only a couple of dollars), I felt like I could experiment with different ideas, and not worry too much if they didn't turn out.
This idea ended up being really cute though!

I love to keep my children's artwork.  I scan into my computer all sorts of cute pictures - and from a few years ago, I had these pictures done by my older girls.
On the left you can see what they drew.  I put a white piece of paper over them, and traced the main lines, darkened my tracing, and then put it inside the front of the t-shirt.
I traced those lines again onto the t-shirt in pencil, and then using a paintbrush, I painted over the lines, to match their drawings.

They turned out so cute!  I wrote their names underneath, with the age they drew the picture, and it was another fun shirt for them to wear at the parks.

We took princess dresses, and other cute shirts I had purchased in advance - but one other set of hand made shirts were these silhouette shirts my mom made for all the grandkids.  Each has a different Disney character - and the bright colors were easy to keep track of ;)
She used her Silhouette Cameo - aren't they fun?

Stay tuned for other DIY outfits I made for my baby!
How about you - have you decorated your own t-shirts before?

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