We’re always showing off our princess side at Disney! Before you Visit Pandora at Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom, learn how to make these adorable Pandora Princess shirts. FREE cut file and directions below. This post contains affiliate links.
What You’ll Need
- Cricut Machine
- Cut File (download here)
- Blank T-Shirt(s)
- Preferred Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Iron or Heat Press
How to Make Pandora Princess Shirts
I made my shirts using a Cricut cut machine. If you don’t already have a Cricut or Silhouette, this project method won’t work for you. Start by gathering all your materials. When shopping for shirts, I like to go with a cotton blend and (when time allows) I always try to wash and dry the clothing beforehand. Go to www.cricut.com/design and upload this png file. Insert the image and size it for the kind of shirt you’re making. I did 11″ wide for my shirt, 8″ for my toddler (size 2T) and 6″ for my infant (size 12 months). Select ‘cut now’ and be sure to mirror the image. You’ll want to load the heat transfer vinyl plastic side down. I chose royal blue glitter vinyl for our shirts. Once the image is cut you’ll need to ‘weed’ the image. Pull off the pieces of vinyl you don’t want ironed on. This should leave the design you ACTUALLY want still on the clear plastic. This can be a tedious process but be patient and go slow.
Preheat the iron per the instructions on the vinyl you purchase. I recently got the Cricut Easy Press as a gift from my husband and it works wonders and makes projects so easy. PRO TIP: Fold the shirt in half length wise and iron to create a straight line down the middle. This will help ensure your image is centered and straight before you iron it on. You can also use a cookie sheet on top of your ironing board (under the shirt) to ensure the iron on is heated properly from both sides to help it stick. Iron on the vinyl and wait until it is completely cool before removing. If you find that any of the letters are not sticking, repeat the heat process again. Wear and enjoy! Ensure to wash on inside out and hang dry to preserve the life of the design. Planning a trip to Visit Pandora? Check out these tips and tricks!