Everyone can use a dose of happy! This DIY happy shirt with the red balloon will be perfect for your favorite Winnie the Pooh fans. Read a review of the Christopher Robin Movie and get the tutorial on how to make this DIY Happy Shirt.
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Review of the new Christopher Robin Movie
I took my daughter to an early screening of the new movie Christopher Robin. After seeing the movie, I asked her what she thought of the movie. She liked the movie alot and thought the red balloon brought a lot of happiness to Pooh and to Christropher Robin’s daughter. She is my happy child, so I thought a simple shirt design with the word happy and the red balloon would be a perfect shirt for her and in honor of Christopher Robin.
I was able to see a clip of the movie back in February when I was at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I have never been a huge Winnie the Pooh fan, but after seeing the quick clip back in February, I was really excited to see the movie. The movie brings on a whole gamet of emotions. From happy to sad to laughing out loud. The CGI work done in this movie on Winnie the Pooh and his friends is just incredible. They really bring the characters to life and make them look like they have been well loved and played with.
The movie starts with a quick summary of how Winnie the Pooh and his friends were brought to life by the imagination of the young Christopher Robin. But Christopher Robin goes away to school, grows up, and has forgotten his friends. He is married with a daughter and working in a failing luggage company. Christopher Robin has forgotten the most important things in his life and Winnie the Pooh finds Christopher Robin one day in the park. Winnie the Pooh has lost his friends in the 100 Acre Woods. He asks Christopher Robin to help him find his friends. Through their journey, Christopher Robin remembers how happy he once was and what is really important in his life.
I would recommend this movie to everyone. It is the perfect family friendly movie. And if you are a Winnie the Pooh fan, you definitley need to see it! There are just so many important lessons we can learn in this movie. Most importantly, remember the important and special things in life before they are gone.
DIY Happy Shirt
To make this DIY Happy Shirt you will need:
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
Upload the DIY Happy Shirt cut file to Cricut Design space. Cut the design out of iron on vinyl, making sure to mirror image the design before cutting each layer. I used black iron on lite and red foil iron on for this design. Place the iron on face down, meaning the shiny side of the iron on in stuck to the mat. Weed the vinyl, removing any unwanted iron on.
Place the red balloon onto the back side of the black outline where it fits in the design.
Lay your shirt on top of the EasyPress Mat. Place your design onto your shirt where you want.
Carefully remove the black iron on layer, leaving just the red foil iron on in the right place.
Heat the EasyPress to the correct temperature for foil iron on. Place the EasyPress on top of the iron on and only heat it for about 15 seconds. Remove the EasyPress and let the iron on cool completely before removing.
Lay the black layer over the red layer where they line up. Then heat using the EasyPress. Heat it for the entire 30 seconds, flip it over and heat the back for another 15-30 seconds. Since we layered over the foil iron on, let it cool completely before removing the plastic protective sheet.
The foil layer will have some wrinkling, but it still will look great!
I love how it turned out and think it will bring a smile to anyone who sees it. Even if they don’t realize it’s inspired by Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.