DIY Disney Shirts {Magic Kingdom Day 2}

This crazy crafty Mama created shirts for every day of our Disney World trip. (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired) Today I want to show you our Mickey Sharpie Tie Dye shirts for our second day in Magic Kingdom.

I like the look of tie dye but no interest in the long drawn out process. So sharpie tie dye is totally up my alley. I read all about how to do it here and here. I do suggest doing a trial run on a pajama shirt until you get the feel for the process.

Grab a T Shirt and a variety of cups that will create your Mickey head. Place the large cup inside the shirt and wrap a rubber band around the top. Be sure to put a piece of freezer paper or cardboard in the shirt to protect the back from any bleed through.

Draw your design in the center of your circle. Keep it small, no bigger than a quarter, and be sure to leave a bit of white space around your design. I also discovered that ultra fine point sharpies don’t work as well for this. Regular sharpies are best.

Using a medicine dropper begin dropping isopropyl alcohol on a little bit at a time. Watch the design begin to spread. If it doesn’t go as wide as you’d like it to, drop a bit more alcohol around the edges of the design  It will help it continue to spread. Then allow the design to dry for at least 5 min.

Once your first circle is dry, use a smaller cup to create the first ear. Be sure that the main circle overlaps your smaller circle. I decided to use the same three colors for the ears that I used for the main circle, but in a different pattern. Follow all the same steps as above.

Once your design is finished toss the shirt in the dryer on hot for at least 30 minutes. This will set the sharpie so that it doesn’t’ bleed in the wash.

This project is so quick and simple, it could even be one you do with your kids! Let them create their own designs for a fun creative shirt!

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  1. Posted November 2, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Those shirts are so creative! TFS!

  2. Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    This is a great idea. Wonderful shirts

    • Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Laura!

  3. Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I have seen this technique used before, but never with such pretty pale colours. I am not a fan of bright, garish tie-dye, so I can totally see using your technique with colours like you did! Thanks for sharing!

    • Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Ashley! I’m with you. Regular tie dye is not my jam, but this kind was so easy and I loved the look so much more. You should totally try it out!

  4. Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    What a great idea I might try something like this for our trip to Disney in January. Your shirts look great!

  5. Posted June 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That’s just crazy clever! 🙂

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