Before we left on Spring Break I created a few Personalized Disney Cruise shirts for our family. I even made a fun Disney inspired beach bag to tote around the boat with me. I had so much fun making the custom Disney SVG files for my projects that I thought today I’d share the files with you! I’ll walk you step by step through how I made the shirts and share a few Disney shirt ideas just for cruising with you! This post contains affiliate links.
How to Make Matching Disney Cruise Shirts:
Before we go on family vacations, I like to take a bit of time and create a few fun projects to take with us on the trip. To me, it’s a way to make the joy of a family vacation last a little bit longer since I get the fun of creating the projects before we go! A few years ago we took a different Disney Cruise and I had a whole slew of projects planned to make before we left. We had a minor hiccup (basement sewage backup YUCK) and none of them got done. We were actually lucky to even make it to the boat on time that year!
This year, I tried to plan ahead a bit more. Even though I didn’t get all of the projects done that I wanted, I did manage to make some fun Disney Cruise shirts for us to wear. I was going to make everyone matching Disney family shirts but the kids vetoed that idea. They are almost 17, so I totally get it. Instead, I made them each a shirt that was more “unique” to them.
Disney Shirt Ideas:
I ended up making 3 different SVG Files for my projects.
There was the Mickey Mouse Anchor “There is no place I’d rather be, than on a cruise ship out at sea”. Inspired by the lyrics to Hawaiian rollercoaster ride from Lilo and Stitch.
I decided to put that one on a simple white canvas bag to make a fun pool bag for me to use on the boat.
If you’d like to make something similar without the words, you can just “hide” them in the Cricut Design space and only cut out the anchor.
I also created a fun shirt that says “Magic Dream, Wonder, Fantasy & Castaway” inspired by all of the fun “places” on a Disney Cruise. I cut the Mickey head out of red foil iron on for a bit of pop and applied it to a baseball tee. Even though we were going to a Caribbean destination I knew that it gets chilly on the boat and it would be a good idea to take along a long-sleeved shirt.
For my teenage daughter, I created a fun swing tank top that turned out to be the perfect little beach cover-up. I used a palm tree and anchor from the Cricut design library and created a fun Mickey ice cream pop using simple shapes in design space. This might be my favorite one of the bunch! I created it in the pink foil iron on, which was a pretty close match to her rose gold Minnie ears!
DIY T-Shirt or Tote Bag Supplies:
- T-Shirt (mine is a baseball tee similar to this one)
- Cricut Machine – Explore or later, I use a Maker
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron
- EasyPress Mat or folded towel
- Cricut Foil Iron-On
- Cricut Iron-On Lite
- White Canvas Tote Bag
Free SVG Files:
Download the SVG files for the Anchor and the Magic, Dream etc.. HERE on the Cricut Downloads Page
How to make the Iron On:
Download the SVG file to your computer and upload it into the Cricut Design space. Select all of the layers of the image and click ATTACH this will make it so that all of the pieces cut together in the correct shape. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a bunch of random cuts that you have to put together yourself.
Depending on the image you may also need to “weld” some of the elements together. Use the WELD and ATTACH features as necessary to get the correct image.
When you’ve sized to the size that you’d like, click MAKE IT, make sure it looks okay in the preview. Then click MIRROR for iron on, and send it to the machine.
For a FULL tutorial on working with Cricut Iron-On Vinyl, you can CLICK HERE.
How to Apply the Iron on to a T-Shirt or Tote Bag:
You can use an iron. I have found however that my iron-on sticks better and holds up better after washing when I use a Cricut EasyPress. It has a timer and adjustable temperature controls. These features allow you to use precise measurements so that the iron-on is applied exactly as the manufacturer suggests.
I also now use the Cricut EasyPress Mat. Most ironing boards absorb the heat of an iron, which is not what you want. You want the heat to stay on the iron-on. The mat is designed to do just that.
Plus it’s GREAT for t-shirts and tote bags since you can put it inside the shirt to get a more accurate press!
I hope you enjoy these files! You could easily use the #GOALS one for a Disney ‘land’ vacation as well, just swap out the anchor for another image in the Cricut Design Space!
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