Personalized Spring Break Disney T-shirt Gift {Tutorial}

Personalized Spring Break Disney T-shirt Gift {Tutorial}

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Helllooo Spring! This weary mama is so happy to see you again. Winter in the Midwest has been brutal, and I’m all too eager to welcome a new season (even if the first day of Spring was a wet and dreary one).

And what is Spring without Spring Break?! So many of our friends and family are spending their Spring Break in Florida this year – at Disney specifically. I had a special request to make some matching Mickey family t-shirts for some very excited kiddos to wear at the parks this year.

Make this Spring Break Disney shirt using the Cricut tutorial at NatalieMenke.com

I took some time researching the perfect Disney graphic – they wanted something that wasn’t too “girly.” The little boy in the family just so happens to be really into the Incredibles, so when I found this svg from A Lovely Creations on Etsy, I just knew it would be perfect! As of March 2021, A Lovely Creations shop is no longer active on Etsy. However, these Incredibles Mickey svgs from Fantasy World Graphics are pretty close to what I originally used!

It’s masculine enough for the little boy, but the optional bow for the girls’ shirts adds a touch of femininity. Like I said – it’s perfect!

And to add a bit of personalization to the project, I found a matching font on dafont.com. Seriously guys, you have to check out Dennis Ludlow at Shark Shock and his Wicked Mickey font (free for personal use). It completes this project so well!

I must confess, I approached this project with a bit of apprehension. It was my first time layering vinyl to get the multi-colored graphic effect. I was a little nervous, but that feeling passed quickly! Just look how they turned out!

Make this Spring Break Disney t-shirt using the Cricut tutorial at NatalieMenke.com

If you’d like to make your own, grab these supplies and dust off your Cricut!

Step 1: Gather your supplies

Step 2: Download font & upload it to Cricut Design Space

I found Dennis Ludlow’s Wicked Mickey font on dafont.com and knew I needed to include it on these shirts. It obviously does not come as a standard font in Design Space, but you can download it for free (for personal use) from dafont.com and upload it by following this process:

Download directions:

  • Go to Dafont.com and search for “Wicked Mickey” or use the above links. Then click on the gray “download” button to the right of the font.
  • Once the zip file has completed its download to your computer, open the file and double-click on the “Wicked Mickey” TrueType font file to open it.
  • Then hit the “install” button at the top of the document.
  • Once the install is complete, open Cricut Design Space and select your new font from the font drop-down menu. (If you are already working in Design Space, you’ll want to refresh it or log out and back in so you can see the new font selection).

Step 3: Purchase the image & upload it to Cricut Design Space

I found the perfect Mickey svg on Etsy, and it worked perfectly for this project. To make it yours, use the following directions:

  • Purchase and download the image from Etsy to your device
  • Open Cricut Design Space and in a New Project, click on the Upload button on the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Upload Image button and then the Browse button to navigate to where you’ve saved your image.
  • Double click on the file
  • Add an image name and tags and click Save.
  • Now your image will be saved to Recently Uploaded Images under the Upload tab.
  • Click on your image and hit the “Insert Images” button, which will take you back to your canvas for further manipulation.

Step 4: Adjust the sizing of the graphic and add names (if desired)

Once you have both the graphic and text uploaded to Design Space, play around with the sizing until you are satisfied with the overall look. The sizes of shirts and the finished sizes of the graphics and text I used are outlined below:

  • For the 6T shirt – Graphic size: 8″ x 6.659″ Font size: 4″ x .987″
  • For the 4T shirt – Graphic size: 6″ x 5.347″ Font size: 4.876″ x .935″
  • For the 2T shirt – Graphic size: 5.5″ x 4.902″ Font size: 3.5″ x .847″

Step 5: Cut & weed your vinyl

Make sure your Cricut is set to “Heat Transfer” and each image has “mirror” selected.

Step 6: Iron/transfer each layer of vinyl

I ironed each layer of vinyl at 315 degrees for 30 seconds using my Cricut EasyPress and Cricut EasyPress Mat before removing the plastic liner and moving to the next layer. This is the order I used for the mouse ears: black, red, orange, yellow, and white. I added each name after the ears were done. Once everything was in place, I flipped the shirt and ironed the back for an additional 15 seconds.

Order for applying Mickey Mouse Incredibles Vinyl

Step 7: Enjoy your new creation (and your Spring Break)!

So there you have it! The cutest Mickey shirts for your next trip to Disney (or just because). I’d love to hear if you’ve found these source links and/or this tutorial helpful in the comments below 🙂

Make this Spring Break Disney t-shirt using the Cricut tutorial at NatalieMenke.com

More later! The craft room is calling and I must go…

Natalie Administrator
Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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