DIY Disney: 5th Birthday Superman Shirt

It's a 5th birthday Superman Shirt DIY! Happy 5th birthday to my baby. Sniff, sniff. I think I need a moment...and a tissue.

Source list (contains affiliate links):

blue shirt (purchased at JoAnn's for 50% off)
red shirt (purchased at JoAnn's for 50% off)
Avery InkJet Iron-On Dark T-Shirt Transfers (purchased at JoAnn's for 50% off)
red cargo shorts
the perfect red shoes
Clark Kent Glasses <---forgot to buy! <sad face>

I googled "superman logo with 5", saved the file to my laptop, loaded it into Cricut Design Space, and changed the color to red. I printed it, but didn't cut it with the Cricut. I just used scissors.

Then I ironed the image onto the shirt and it wouldn't stick. It took an embarrassing amount of time to figure out that I forgot to peel the backing off. Oops. The lighting was TERRIBLE here, but this gives an idea:

I decided just the "5" was a little boring, placed it on a yellow background, and "flattened" it into one image. Much more authentic. Cricut does not allow you to save your projects onto your computer, you save them within Design Space. Boo. I had to do a screen shot for you guys.

Once it was ironed on, I went a little crazy with the accessories. I ordered the perfect red shoes and red cargo shorts ( <--- it is Orlando after all) from Amazon. (Side note: It was HOT and humid. And HOT.)

Then I noticed the white button-down shirt in my little man's closet and BOOM! the idea came for a photo shoot. Um, yes. So naturally he needed a cape to wear all day. He LOVED his cape. I thought it might bother him, but he did not want to take it off.

You literally take scissors to a t-shirt and cut a "V" shape, but leave the neck ring. I was going to get all fancy and sew the edges and possibly line the inside of the cape with contrasting fabric. Yeah. This full-time working mama ain't got time for that. This is real life.

I used the tutorial from Tutus and Tea Parties to make the cape.Thank you so much for the easy tutorial!

Everyone liked his outfit and he had a ton of people wish him happy birthday, so his day was made. Fun family memories. Stay tuned for 2 more Disney shirt DIY's!

Happy travelin'

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