A lot of people wear customized shirts to Disney World, especially if you’re on a big family trip. If you want a shirt that has your name on it, you usually have to make your own (do you have a Cricut and heat press?) or head over to Etsy. But there’s a lesser known third option to help you personalize Disney shirts.
Zazzle is a great option to customize your own shirts online. Disney has an official store on Zazzle with lots of graphics, so I’m showing you how to utilize those graphics to order whatever Disney shirts you want without needing to do your own crafting or go through Etsy.
On Zazzle, Disney has a lot of graphic categories and most of the core ones stick around for a long time, the others will rotate through. Often you’ll find characters that aren’t typically available on Disney’s site such as newer movies and recent releases on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior. I just look for a graphic or full design that I like. You’ll find that they showcase them on certain shirts for example, but you can very easily change any shirt to another. That little boy’s shirt can be made into a girl’s t-shirt dress or a women’s tank with just a few clicks (you can select that in the green circled area).
So, look at the graphics and NOT what kind of shirt it is. If you’re pretty happy with the design already you can just type in what you want the shirt to say (arrow). If you want to change anything about the shirt at all (font, color of writing, just use the graphic and erase all the writing), then click on the blue customized link. Sometimes this is up above in the blue button, sometimes below in writing. But look for customize!
When customizing, make sure that the Advanced Tools option is checked in the upper right. After that, the interface works a LOT like powerpoint. Select the text layer you want off to the side and you can change what it says, down below you change the font, color, size, etc. Select a few layers and you can correctly align things.
If you want to add more text or graphics, the buttons for those are at the top (circled in green). I strongly recommend using PNG files with transparency enabled, so the objects will “float”. Higher quality and larger graphics will be better for printing.
I use Photoshop to create my own PNGs, but you can also write and align things exactly how you want them (and use your own fonts) in PowerPoint and then save as a PNG.
Here are a few quick shirts I made on the site just to show you how much you can change things. On the left is that boy’s shirt I showed above, the writing is just from the Zazzle customization tool, I moved things and altered a bit with size and alignment. The right is a Tink shirt with uploaded PNG, I made those words in Photoshop and uploaded. It took about 4-5 minutes.
Overall, this is not pricey! Depending on the shirt type you pick can be $18-25 each. They have different brands like American Apparel, Hanes, Alternative and Bella + Canvas, all of which I love. They have 45+ options for women for example, and then lots of colors. Usually made and shipped out within 2-3 days at the most. If you sign up for emails, you’ll notice that Zazzle frequently runs sales, it isn’t unusual to get a good discount on your custom shirts.
Have you created your own Disney shirts yet?