Homemade Multi-Colored Mickey Mouse Shirt

DIY Colored Mickey Mouse Shirt

I made silk-screened t-shirts as Mickey Mouse party favors for the kids who attended my daughter’s party, but I wanted something a little more special for the birthday girl herself.  I used a simple technique with fabric markers to create a great looking multi-colored Mickey Mouse shirt for her to wear on her special day!

To make a Mickey Mouse Outfit for the Birthday Girl , you will need:

silk screened Mickey shirt

Tulip fabric markers in red and yellow

angled paintbrush


remove silk screen

I started by silk screening a long-sleeved t-shirt just like I did for the party favors we gave to the kids at the party.

add color to mickey shirt

I used the same general technique for coloring Mickey in that I did for the throw pillow in my daughter’s Fairy Garden Bedroom.

add fabric marker

You begin by coloring along the outer edge of the area you would like colored.  Then, you use a wet paintbrush to draw the ink to the center of that area.  See how I just colored one line on the bottom of Mickey’s shorts?

add water and blend

I went back and used the wet brush to make the ink spread to the rest of that area.

add yellow to the shoes

I cleaned my brush and used the same technique on the shoes with a yellow marker.

blend shoes

You can see that there are cool areas of light and dark in the places I have colored.   Most people probably won’t notice, but I think it adds nice dimension to the color.

DIY Colored Mickey Mouse Shirt

Not bad, if I do say so myself.  This technique does require a little bit of practice, so try it out on a test piece of fabric first.  Once you get the hang of it, you can bust out great looking designs in no time.

I had originally wanted to have my daughter wearing her Mickey Mouse tutu and ears at her party, but she wasn’t having any of it.  The girl is two and taking it very seriously, what can I say?!

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Thanks,  Jessica Hill


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