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Disney Craft: A Mickey Flag T-Shirt Just in Time for the 4th of July

by Crafting in the Rain on July 2, 2013 4

Hey Disney fans, it's almost the 4th of July! Whether you're headed to one of the parks for the holiday, or just spending the day at a parade and family BBQ, you and/or your kids will look adorably festive in this Mickey Flag Shirt.

Mickey Flag T-Shirt

And it's so easy! I'll give you all the directions here, and then at the end of the post there's a link where you can download a svg file for cutting the stencil with an electronic die cutter, or even just print it out and cut it by hand.

OK, the rundown. You will need:

  • A shirt (white is best, and if it's hot where you live, probably a short sleeved one :)
  • Freezer paper (found near the plastic wrap and foil at the store...it's like wax paper, but it's only waxy on one side)
  • Fabric paint, or fabric medium mixed into regular acrylic craft paint
  • Foam brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Here's what you need to do:

Wash and dry the shirt like normal. Prepare the stencil by cutting out the freezer paper. When I am working with freezer paper, I put the non-shiny side down on my sticky mat to run it through my machine. The shiny side doesn't stick as well. So this means I always cut a mirror image of the stencil I want.

Flip the stencil so the shiny side goes down on the shirt. Run a medium-hot iron over the freezer paper and the waxy side will stick to the shirt!

Mickey Flag T-Shirt

Slide a piece of scrap paper into the shirt in case paint seeps through -- you don't want spots on the back of your shirt! Paint the stripes red and the Mickey blue. Peel up the stencil and let the shirt air dry. Then set the paint according to the instructions on the bottle. Some bottles will say to run it through the dryer, for example.

Ta-da! All done! So go make up one, or a dozen (you'll need to cut a new freezer paper stencil for each shirt ... they're one-time-use) and have a fantastic 4th of July!

Mickey Flag T-Shirt

Click here to download the svg file (which is a mirror image) or a document file (to print and cut by hand)

*Stencil measures about 4x6 inches but could be resized after you download :)

Let me know if you have any questions, and if you make some of your own, be sure to post on Facebook at Undercover Tourist or Crafting in the Rain or on Instagram and tag @themeparkfrog and @steph_crafting_rain. We'd love to see them!

Stephanie Paxman is the author of the blog Crafting in the Rain where she writes about original craft projects, decorating ideas and kid-friendly activities that help to keep herself and her family sane during the rainy months in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find more on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter.
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Jul 3, 2013 at 11:41 a.m. Lisa Says...

I know it's there... but I can't find it! Can someone tell me how to sign up for this blog? THANKS!

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Jul 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Are you looking for the RSS feed? It is available here:

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Best,

-- Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2013 at 2:52 p.m. Marie Dexter Says...

This is great.. I would love to try it and maybe add some rhinestones for my little girl since she loves her bling!

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Jul 2, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks, Marie! We'd love to see it.

-- Mommy Frog

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