Have you ever seen a cool DIY (do-it-yourself) t-shirt on Pinterest and thought to yourself…”I wish I could make that!” Well, you can and it is SUPER easy. The Silhouette Cameo is a pretty impressive machine that can take your design and cut it out on paper, vinyl, fabric or heat transfer material. It’s a crafters dream but it is also an expensive piece of hardware. Did you know you can use it for free (only pay for materials used) at the STREAM Center (Erlanger Branch)? No buying fancy machines or artist background required.

I just got back from Walt Disney World on a family vacation and before I left I knew I had to make a cute Disney shirt for my 18 month old daughter. So I picked up a blank t-shirt for around 1.00 $ at Walmart. I then searched the internet for ideas and inspiration on what to put and decided on “Best Day Ever” (from the movie Tangled). I typed out my phrase/design and brought it to the STREAM center. Racheal helped me setup my file, print it out and iron it on/heat transfer it to my t-shirt. The whole process cost me 2.00$ total (1 $ for the shirt and 1 $ for the vinyl used) and took around 30 minutes to complete. Below are some photos of the process and completed t-shirt.

Vinyl Colors that are available:

Racheal helping to iron on the printed design:

The completed t-shirt:

My 18 month old wearing her t-shirt in Disney:


Have more questions or don’t know where to begin? Make a one-on-one appointment with a STREAM staff member, they can answer any questions you might have and can help with the printing/setup process.


Thinking about going to Walt Disney World this summer? Take a look at the 3 (updated) travel guides below to help plan your trip and take a look here at a blog post from 2016 on how to start planning a Walt Disney World trip.


The Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World with Kids 2018

The Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World 2018

Frommer’s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018


Make sure to check out all of our travel guides to help you plan your next family vacation! They can be located in the 910’s adult non-fiction section at your local library branch. Give us a call if you want to be put on hold for a specific travel guide and remember that guides are released every couple of years, if not every year. So always make sure you are using the most up to date version!

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