But then my daughter saw the tie dye Mickey shirts and I did think those were pretty cool. She begged us to make them and I said okay. I looked up instructions online and bought supplies. The kit came with more than enough dye, so we decided to make a set of rainbow shirts, and then some in just red and green, since we were going at Christmas time. Thought it would be cute for a Christmas card photo in front of Cinderella's Castle. Easy peasy. Done.
And then my crafty brain started thinking of other ideas. And we ended up making 4 more sets of shirts, one for each park with it's icon on it. See the post here with those shirts.
So yeah, safe to say we were hooked! It was cute and we got so many compliments. Disney is a place where we can just let lose and be silly, and matching shirts fit in perfectly with that mentality. I finally got the appeal of the shirts! And it did make it easier to spot our family members in the crowd!
So for this last trip we started planning shirts way in advance. And Pinterest was awesome for ideas. SOOOO many cool things there! Click here to follow my boards! I have one board dedicated to all things Disney! We settled on five sets of shirts.
The first was our holiday shirts, a design I came up with all on my own! :) We've become really good at making our own stencils and really adding lots of cool touches to our shirts! This one was done by stamping the wreath with a couple different shades of green then adding the Mickey berries with puffy paint!
This next one was so easy to do and looked so so cool. It was my favorite! Just masking tape and fabric spray paint! After that I added the Mickey head in black.
This next one was inspired by a print I saw on Pinterest. Thought it was so so cool. So we kinda took it and made it into coordinating shirts. We made our own stencils and used metallic fabric paint. Not everyone got what the numbers were, but some people did and that made it all worth it! :) (The years the parks opened, in case you are wondering!)
Saw the silhouette idea on Pinterest, but we gave it our own twist! Each person picked their favorite character and then a quote from the movie!
And lastly is another design we came up with on our own. I originally had a different idea for a Peace, Love, and Mickey shirt that I had seen on Pinterest, but my very creative hubby came up with this idea. And I loved it! We've gotten some great compliments on it! This one was tricky though. Lots of different stencils and lots of steps, with plenty of waiting in between for the paint to dry. But so worth it!