I made these Disney Dream Sleep Masks for my Disney Cruise, where I was a guest at the Disney Creators celebration.
You might think I have nothing but my upcoming Disney Cruise on my mind. Well, you would be right. Don’t worry. Eventually, I’ll run out of things to make or talk about related to my cruise. Just not today. Today I’m too excited about my cute little Disney Cruise sleep masks. These are another one of my DIYs for the Fish Extender gift exchange, and I love how they turned out!
By the way, if you’re looking for how to make a Fish Extender or more information on how to find a Fish Extender gift exchange, hop over to my no-sew Fish Extender post!
How To Make A Disney Cruise Sleep Mask
All you need to make your own Disney Cruise sleep masks are:
- Inexpensive Sleep Masks
- White Vinyl (And Transfer Tape) or HTV
- Iron or Heat Press
- Digital Cutter
- Sleep Mask Image
- Parchment Paper and Iron
I love to cheer you guys on about how you can make my projects without a digital cutter, but this one pretty much requires it. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Chances are you know someone who does and you can deliver a sheet of vinyl and talk them into cutting these out for you by offering a fancy coffee. Or cash. Cash works, too.
Grab my sleep mask design and load it up in your digital cutter’s software. Size it to fit the masks you choose. I ordered my masks from AliExpress for super cheap, but there are some options on Amazon if don’t have three or four weeks to wait on shipping.
When it comes to actually adding my vinyl to the sleep masks, I went for my usual white glossy vinyl instead of HTV. This was mostly because it’s cheaper than HTV and I don’t have a heat press. If you are using HTV don’t forget to mirror the image before you cut!
Weed your vinyl (that means removing all of the parts from your cutout that you’re not going to use) and use clear transfer tape to position it on your sleep mask. Peel back the transfer tape really slowly. Transfering so many little pieces of vinyl to a fabric surface is a pain, not gonna lie. It’s a lot of peeling up, realizing it’s sticking to the transfer tape, then pressing it back down and trying again. A few masks in and you’ll start to get the hang of it, though. Don’t worry.
Cover your masks with parchment paper and give them a good press with an iron on the lowest setting. I cannot emphasize the lowest setting enough since I burned my first mask. This will help to marry the vinyl to the mask, making things permanent. After you’ve finished ironing, your Disney Cruise sleep masks are ready to gift!
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