If you’re a Disney fashion addict like me, you probably ran to your nearest H&M (or grabbed your computer and went to the website like I did) to pounce on the release of their adorable Pom Pom Mickey Mouse sweatshirt early last month. The sweatshirt comes in two colors. There’s a white sweatshirt with multi-colored pom poms and a camel colored one with black pom poms. And though they did sell out fast, I managed to get my hands on the latter and I was in retail heaven! Days later my sweatshirt arrived and it was everything I hoped it would be. But my bliss was interrupted when I saw the longing in the eyes of my fashionista 5-year-old daughter. She said to me, “I love your Mickey sweater, Mommy. I wish they made it in my size.” It was then I took to the craft store to find myself some pom poms and made my girl a DIY version of my sweater. Below are the super simple instructions so you can make one too!
- Comfy Sweatshirt
- Iron-On Transfer Paper or Fabric Paint
- Mickey Mouse Template (via Disney Family)
- 10 – 2″ Pom Poms
- Fabric Glue
- Download the Mickey Mouse template from disneyfamily.
- If using fabric paint: Print the Mickey silhouette on to a piece of paper (preferably card-stock) and cut it out to use as a stencil and place it near the top, center of the shirt. With a fabric pencil (a white colored pencil or even regular pencil will work in a pinch as well), lightly trace around the stencil on to the shirt, then use a paintbrush to fill in the shape that you drew with fabric paint. Let dry.
If using iron-on transfer (this is what I did): Open the Mickey Mouse template in Illustrator and set fill color to your desired shade, then print it on to iron-transfer paper and cut it out. Follow the instructions on your transfer paper (they vary by brand) to iron the Mickey shape on to your shirt.
- Place the pom poms on the sweatshirt surrounding the Mickey Mouse silhouette. I did mine as close as I could to the H&M design, but feel free to play around with them until the shirt looks just right to you. This may even be a fun way to include your little one in the process by letting them place the pom poms. Once you are happy with the placement of the poms, glue them to the sweater one by one (be sure to read the instructions on the fabric glue first). Let dry overnight.
This has been one of my favorite DIYs to date. If you make one of your own, I’d love to see it! Share your photos to social media and use hashtag #castlecravings to be featured!