Use your Silhouette to make your own custom tee for a trip to Disney…or put this design on a shirt or bag to wear at home and add a little Disney magic to your day. Either way, you’ll love this My Happy Place Disney shirt!
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If you read my stroller review post last week, you know that our little family of four took a trip to Disney World this past October. It was an amazing trip, and we made lots of priceless memories. I also made lots of shirts ;-)
I made three shirts for my daughter…and then finally decided that I deserved my own custom Disney shirt too, gosh darn it. But where to begin? Pinterest and Etsy are full of a gazillion different ideas for Disney shirts, and while I love that I can make my own version just about any of them with my Silhouette, I was paralyzed by too many options for a while…eventually I decided that I wanted a tank top with a simple Cinderella’s castle on it.
It couldn’t be just any Cinderella’s Castle design, though…it needed some kind of “wow” factor. #lifeofacraftblogger (I should probably mention that this was the DAY BEFORE we were leaving. I had tons of packing and cleaning to get done, but I thought I could “quickly whip up a shirt” for myself. In the almost 32 years I’ve known myself, I probably should have known better than that. Oops.) I decided to accomplish the “wow” factor with glitter heat transfer vinyl, but with not just any design – I wanted to make it look like rhinestones.
Great idea in theory, but in reality it ended up being anything BUT a quick and easy shirt. I used the Rhinestone design feature in Silhouette Studio Designer’s Edition to fill in Cinderella’s castle and then painstakingly moved and aligned and spaced all the little dots until they were exactly the way I wanted them. Then I tried cutting it and realized the circles were just way too small…so I started over and did it AGAIN with larger circles. This time it cut perfectly. (My perfectionism is your gain, because I’ve added this cut file to my Silhouette library…that way no one else needs to spend an hour designing Cinderella’s castle in rhinestones the way I did! You can sign up for access via the form at the bottom of this post.)
I used gold glitter heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (I believe this is the “gold confetti” color) to cut out Cinderella’s castle. Isn’t it fabulous? The tank top was on clearance at Walmart, but you can find a similar one here.
But I thought my design was missing something. It just need a little bit more. That’s when I decided to add the script “my happy place” at the bottom using white glitter heat transfer vinyl. Mwah! Perfect!
I was really amazed at the sheer number of people walking around Disney with custom HTV t-shirts, probably either made themselves or purchased on Etsy. I saw a lot of the same designs over and over again, but I didn’t see a single one with anything like mine :-)
You can snag the Silhouette Studio cut file for this My Happy Place Disney Shirt design for FREE in my Silhouette Library. (Sign up for instant access below my signature at the bottom of this post.) And if you make a shirt with this design, I want to see it! Pretty pretty please snap a picture of you wearing it at Disney and send it to me, or post it on Instagram and tag me!
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This is so cute!! I’m taking my daughter for her very first Disney trip in June and I think I want to try and see if I can use your idea on our very boring backpack diaper bag! Would make the photos so much cuter with some bling on the bag! :)
i LOVE this but for some reason when I download and try to open it, it tells me that “Some Data contained within the file could not be loaded because it requires a later version of Silhouette Studio.”
I’ve double checked that I have the latest version, any tips?
Hm, that is odd! The only thing I can think of is that since I used the rhinestone tool to design it, if you don’t have Designer Edition (with the rhinestone tool) it might not let you open it. I updated the file in the library to include an SVG file, which should work for you! Give it a try and let me know if you still have any trouble.
Doh, silly me, if you don’t have Designer Edition you won’t be able to open the SVG either! I tried something and updated the original .studio file so try downloading that one again and see if it works for you!
Thank you so much – this is so cute and creative – God Bless!
Hi I have subscribed to you to get access and I can not seem to find the download link!
Hi Jessica, it should have been sent to you immediately upon subscribing…it’s shown on my end as being delivered to you! Double check your spam folder and let me know if you still have trouble, feel free to send me an email.
Hi Meredith- I keep entering my email but I can’t seem to gain access to the file for this shirt.
Hi Danielle, it’s showing me that the first email was sent to you (subject is “Here’s your access to the Silhouette Cut File Library!”) and that you were able to open it and click the link to the library…are you having trouble with the password? Or did the email not send? Feel free to send me an email with more details and I’ll try to help you figure it out! meredith at unoriginal mom dot com
I did get the password but when I entered it it would load and then be on the same page.
Ah okay, that means the password isn’t correct – if you copy and paste it sometimes it adds an extra space, so try typing it in manually. It’s case sensitive, no spaces.
Hi!!! Everything you made is very lovely! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. I have a Cricut machine so would I be able to use the files as well? Thank you and have a blessed day.
Thanks so much Elizabeth! Yes, I have this file available in SVG format in my library which will work in Cricut Design Space!
When you cut out the castle what were the dimensions? How wide is it? I’m just trying to decide how big to make it, and I really like how yours looks on the shirt. Thanks!
Do you need any special rhinestone kit to make this shirt or is it a simple? I love it and want to make one, but I’m very green when it comes to making shirts.
Nope, no rhinestones, it’s just circles cut out of glitter heat transfer vinyl! You can easily make one with a Silhouette or Cricut.
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I don’t have silhouette. Do you sell these as a transfer?
Sorry, I do not
Love it! I want to make one for my best friend. Can you tell me what you size you used for the whole thing or just the castle?
Thank you SO much for this file!
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
I did a rose gold glitter castle, with white words on a black tank top. It is perfection!
You are so welcome!! And that combo sounds amazing. <3
can you help me figure out how to download this svg?