NEED HELP with a project...

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  1. Disbug

    Disbug DIS Veteran

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    Hello, everyone. I am a new poster to this section of the board. I am planning a large family trip to WDW this summer and was thinking of making t-shirts or something for everyone. I remember reading a thread about finding Disney fonts and printing out on "transferrable"? paper which I am guessing you would then iron on a shirt? Any help or suggestions for something I could do for our group to make it special is SO appreciated.

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  2. piratesmate

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    My sister made shirts for us for our last trip. She got both the shirts & iron-on transfers at either Michael's or AC Moore. I've seen the transfers at Wal-Mart, though.

    She used a group picture of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy & Pluto - but the site she got it from is no longer functional. Are you looking for URLs for the fonts & clips? Under the picture, she wrote
    "xxxx Family Vacation
    Animal Kingdom Lodge
    May 19 - 29, 2001"
    We got quite a few comments on them - especially at AKL!

    My suggestion would be to get the transfers first so you can read the directions about the shirt's fabric content. They're specific about the cotton/poly ratio. You need to wash the shirts before transferring - but don't use fabric softener.

    Make sure you trim the transfer instead of using the entire 8.5x11 sheet - otherwise you end up with a really stiff shirt front! ;) It also seemed to peel easier when using the whole sheet. Make sure you really get the edges good when ironing - or they'll crack & peel.

    I'd also suggest that you wash the shirts again after you're finished - this time using fabric softener. I always wash mine inside out.

    The other thing I'd do differently is to make more than one set of shirts. We wore them our first day & then wished we could wear them again. We ended up washing just so we could wear them again! ;)

    Good luck,

    Deb
     
  3. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

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    CrazyBoutDisney just made a whole bunch of shirts. They came out so cute.
    PM her and I'm sure she could give you all kinds of ideas. She's at WDW until mid week.
    She made shirts for herself and helenabear to wear.....so cute!
    She made shirts for someone to wear on their honeymoon there next week and she also made shirts for someone that's going for a vow renewal.

    She said she got the shirts at Michaels and the transfer paper at Office Depot. So....I went to OD (thinking ahead) and got some there too. They had some for light colored shirts and some for dark colored shirts and last week when I was there they were having a sale. Buy one package/ one free.

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    I found a picture of the ones she made.

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  4. OurDogCisco

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