Have I mentioned that Disney is my happy place? Walt Disney World holds a ton of special memories for me, and I love going back to make even more! It started when I was in college and went down there to participate in the Disney College Program. It truly was one of those once in a lifetime kind of opportunities. I made friends with all kinds of amazing people and even met my husband there. Ever since then we’ve kept going back. We have a trip coming up soon so I’ve been dreaming up all kinds of Disneyfied projects I can make. I hope you like Disney too, because for the next few weeks I’m going to share them all with you!
First up is this Lion King t-shirt I made at the request of my sister.
Of course I made use of my Silhouette Portrait to design it. If you don’t have a Silhouette hakuna matata (sorry…honestly couldn’t help myself) because you can create something similar using freezer paper and an exacto knife. I’ve gone the freezer paper stencil route before and although time consuming, it still works beautifully.
For the silhouette of Simba, Timon, and Pumba I traced the outline from this printable coloring sheet. Printable coloring sheets are perfect for creating silhouettes because the outlines are already simplified. Even the smallest details come out perfectly with heat transfer material so that is what I used for this part of the design.
I love that Silhouette lets you import any font from your computer into their software to use. I found this Jungle Fever font over at dafont which was spot on for this hakuna matata shirt. I used stencil vinyl and fabric paint to add “hakuna matata” to the front of the shirt and “no worries” to the back.
My little sister ended up with exactly the shirt she was wanted. Sweet!