Saturday, March 2, 2013

Disney DIY Directional Sign T-shirt

The idea for this T-shirt sprung from a fantastic garden sign I spied on Pinterest just days before. I thought it would be great to have signs pointing to my favorite Disney places, and especially appropriate for our Fantasyland aficionados (our young ones & their moms). Alternatively, I could see this design being easily adapted for Disney Cruise destinations.

Once again, I used the Silhouette SD image library and their heat transfer paper. This image is Directional Wooden Sign, design id #16471. It did not have any wording on it originally, so I altered it by adding my own text using the font Artistamp Medium. It's a free download here. Remember, if you are doing an iron-on with text on it, it's essential to read the directions of the media you are using carefully! Some require you to reverse the image before printing. If you don't it will look like you are reading it in a mirror. I may have a bit of experience with this.

I liked this design so much, I decided to make an adult shirt for myself. I was very happy with the way the image showed up on a darker shirt. I used the Silhouette heat transfer paper for dark fabrics. Again I will mention that this medium wants to peel off the T-shirt after the 4th or 5th washing. I did send it through the dryer - it would probably help it last longer if you didn't. Even so, it lasted plenty long for me to wear it a couple times while we were at Disney, and get several comments on it as well. And it's not often that I have the chance to wear matching Ts with my boys. I'll take it whenever I can get it!

Have fun dreaming up all the Disney places you'd put on your sign. Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust.

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