Looking for an easy DIY New Year’s Shirt for kids? Make this one with your Cricut in minutes. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site with a small commission to bring more Cricut projects and tutorials.
My husband and I have never been ones to party hard on New Year’s Eve. Any thought that we had to have a New Year’s Eve gathering ended when we had the triplets. To be honest, I’m perfectly happy to go to bed at my normal hour and wait to welcome the New Year when I wake the next morning. Last year, we did our own little “Happy New Year” party for dinner. The kids wore funny hats and glasses, played with confetti, and then went to bed. Our plans will probably be similar this year, but I have noticed an increase of mid-day events within our community that are geared towards families who want to ring in the New Year with their young kids without staying up until midnight. I think this is a fabulous idea, and we may visit one of these festivities. No matter what we decide to do, I have a few plain black shirts on hand, and I’ll be using them to make these easy DIY New Year’s shirts for the kids.
- Cricut machine – The Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker will work for this project
- Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat
- Cricut Glitter Vinyl
- Weeding tool
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress 2 mat
- Shirt blank
- Measuring tape
I really liked this shirt project that I found in Cricut Design Space. Unfortunately, it was for the incorrect year. I could not find a current one in Cricut Design Space, so I jotted down the fonts used in this shirt and created my own. Make sure that you are logged into Cricut Design Space, and click HERE to use my already designed project file.
Click “customize” to open the image on a new project canvas. Measure the front of your shirt and determine how large that you would like the image to be.
Resize the image in Design Space to this measurement. Send the image to the Cricut machine.
Follow the instructions in Design Space to cut out the image, being sure to mirror the image and to place the image with the liner side down. If you have never used iron-on vinyl before, be sure to check out this post on How to Get an Iron-on Vinyl Project Right the First Time.
Once the image has cut, use the weeding tool to remove any unnecessary parts of the image.
Head to the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide to determine what temperature and time your Cricut EasyPress settings should be. Make sure that you are using the Cricut EasyPress mat and working on a heat protected surface. Follow these instructions to adhere the glitter vinyl to the shirt.
This project is great for beginners. Did you just get a Cricut machine for Christmas? Start with this shirt project for an easy win! Then, check out some of these Cricut tips and tutorials on my Cricut Project Page: