From Drawing To T-Shirt {simple custom DIY}

My friend and neighbor asked me to help with a little creative task a couple of months ago… Creative, you say? Tell me more!

drawing to shirt image scan

She was involved with Zipping For Autism, a local canopy tour fundraiser. She ran over an image to me created by a person with autism. My friend’s “Team Disney” wanted to incorporate this image into some DIY team shirts.

drawing to shirt fonts

So the first thing I did was scan in the drawing. Then I went to one of my favorite sites for free fonts: 1001fonts.com. I searched “Disney” and–wouldn’t you know–I found a perfect free font right off the bat!

drawing to shirt set up 1

My next step was to [install my font and] insert the drawing scan image into a Word file. I added the wording in the new Waltograph font as an arched WordArt curving across the top.

drawing to shirt set up 2

I flipped the image to fit better (so that Donald Duck didn’t have the tail of the “y” covering his face).

drawing to shirt set up 3

Then I added the rest of the team/event info as another WordArt block.

drawing to shirt zipping for autism team

And it was that simple! My friend printed the design onto iron-on transfer paper and ironed it onto her team’s shirts, huzzah! [Tip: Since the design was set up on my computer and printed from hers, I saved the file as a PDF so nothing would shift and the wording would still open even if she happened not to have the “Waltograph” font installed in her computer.]

drawing to shirt zipping for autism

This was an easy project for a great cause. It was fun to be involved even in a very small way. Wheeeeee! [You know I’m all about the “wheeeee,” but maybe ZIP-edee-doodaaaaaaaaaaah would be a more appropriate exclamation for this Zipping For Autism project?!]

I’m thinking this project could be a really cute Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, or grandparents’ gift idea, right?! And after just having finished compiling seven years’ worth of memory books, I can think of more than a couple of my cute kids’ cute drawings and scrawled “I love you mommy” notes I’d like to wear myself!

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In other news, were YOU the winner of the aqua and magenta scripture art?? GO SEE!!

LINK Aqua & Magenta Scripture Art {and a giveaway}

And you might like these other DIY shirt ideas…

LINK how to make a diy birthday age shirt

LINK easy diy costume authentic police officer uniform

LINK diy mini cheer uniform {easy iron on embellishment}

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