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DIY Mickey Shirt

April 24, 2013 Sarah Coggins

In preparation for our Disney trip, I decided to make a mickey shirt for myself. Somehow the boys each have Disney tees (ok, so D has enough to outfit him for a week), but I had none. I decided to try a bleach method I had seen on various sites and make my own.


  • T-shirt
  • freezer paper
  • Mickey silhouette
  • spray bottle with 60/40 mix of bleach & water

I google image searched for the Mickey silhouette. I planned to print it and then trace, but quickly took a lazier easier route – I held a piece of freezer paper to the screen and lightly traced it with a Sharpie. Seriously. It looked the right size and was a lot quicker than scaling & printing.

After you have your design, cut it out and iron it onto the shirt. Then place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to prevent the bleach from going through. Spray with the bleach/water mix and let dry.

After the shirt has dried, rinse it in cold water to help remove any excess bleach. Machine wash and dry. I washed mine alone just in case any bleach was remaining and used hot water intentionally trying to shrink it a tad since it was a little loose.

Then end result …

Completed DIY Mickey Shirt

a fun and unique Mickey shirt.

1 Comment

  • Pearl May 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    that's a great idea. all kinds of designs possible.
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