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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our Mickey Head Tie-Dyed T-Shirts for WDW

It feels so good to FINALLY be getting around to posting some of my creations that I've been wanting to share.  These are the Mickey head tshirts I made for our trip this past August/September.  My original plan was to only make one set...the orange ones to wear to the Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom.  After I finished them, my oldest son wanted me to make another set of red and black ones!  Well once we had red and black ones....we "needed" a set for Animal Kingdom!  Then a set of red, white and blue ones that we could wear to DHS and Epcot!  We got TONS of comments on these shirts while we were there from cast members as well as other guests.  I swear I could have made a bundle if I would have made extra to take with me!  .....if only there wasn't that pesky little Disney trademark!  ;-) 

I used my Cricut and Mickey Font cartridge to cut Mickey heads and then traced them onto my tshirts with a pencil.  After the heads were traced I used wax covered dental floss to stitch around the Mickey head.  Once I had stitched around the entire head I pulled the dental floss as tight as I could to pucker up the Mickey head and then tied it off inside the tshirt.  I then used a rubberband (a THICK one....on the adult shirts I used a couple) around the base of the Mickey head to keep the dye from running onto the head itself.  Then I just laid the shirt out flat on the table with the puckered up Mickey head facing up...grabbing ahold of the Mickey head I twisted the shirt into a cinnamon bun shape and then used 4 rubberbands to hold it together criss-crossing them in two "X"s.  I used plastic condiment bottles that I found at the dollar store to put the dye into.  The bottles made it easier to control what colors I wanted going were on the shirt. 









16 comments:

Robyn said...

Melissa! Those are soooo cute!!!! Great job!!

PenLight said...

Those are great shirts! It looks like you had a wonderful time! We loved it there so much. In the morning when they opened the park and came out with the train, I started crying I was so excited. I know, Lame, right? But I had waited so long to get to go there, I felt like a little kid! Thanks for visiting my blog and posting my blog candy. It was nice to get to visit yours!

Brens Designs said...

I love these shirts! How cute!!!

DtsArt said...
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DtsArt said...

I love your Mickey Tie Die Shirts, so cute. Too many typos in the previous post OOPS!LOL

racinggrandma61 said...

Love all your pics and those shirts are outta this world

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Melissa! You are too much... those t-shirts are just ADORABLE!!!! how fun will be to scrap all those beautiful pictures! Very, very cute

Melissa said...

Look at all the famous people who have stopped by my blog and become followers!

It's the Pink Stamper! I'm flattered!

Thanks for all the kind comments ladies, it's an honor to have the likes of you stopping by and making such nice comments! :-)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Melissa, I need to find out why I am not getting your posts... You are so funny, and I love ALL the shirts

Mad Fat Girl said...

Cute!!! I so would wear one of those! Will you ever be making them to sell?

Melissa said...

MFG, I cannot sell them. Disney is not big on you selling things that they have a copyright on. :-(

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love your tye die shirts! We took our boys to Disney this past summer and had so much fun. I was dreading the trip and thought it would be more stress than fun, but boy was I wrong. I think I had more fun as an adult, then I did when I went as a kid!!!! It really is a magical place! :D

Wendy said...

I use to work at Disney and plan on taking my kids next year....I just love your tshirts....anyway you could make me some and I'll just pay you under the table :) Love your blog, found you through Beatriz...great friend of mine.

Wendy said...

I use to work at Disney and plan on taking my kids next year....I just love your tshirts....anyway you could make me some and I'll just pay you under the table :) Love your blog, found you through Beatriz...great friend of mine.

pways said...

Wow love these anyway you could create a video showing how you made the t-shirts?

Tammy

Melissa said...

Welcome Wendy! Love Beatriz's blog!

Tammy, I do not have a camera to make videos and I wouldn't know how to make one, edit one or post it even if I did! lol

I'm sure that someone has a video out there on You Tube of the shirts being made. I'm not the first one to make these. Here is a link to a cute little girl showing basics....it shows how to twist and rubberband which is probably the most difficult part to explain. She doesn't show how to stitch the Mickey head, but I just used my Cricut to cut the Mickey shape and then traced it onto the shirt with a pencil. I made my stitches very close so that my design turned out very crisp after dying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtNwx1bhCE&feature=PlayList&p=DFE14F1CF68C47EF&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=104

If the link doesn't work all I did was search You Tube for Tie Dyed Mickey Head Tshirts. Good luck!

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