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I’ve never been a big St. Patrick’s Day fan. I’m not sure why. Maybe I was pinched too much in elementary school. Or maybe because I’m not Irish. But, either way, it hasn’t been one of my top holidays. But having kids causes one to celebrate ALL. THE. HOLIDAYS. Am I right? I have never owned a St. Patrick’s Day shirt in my life, so I thought that I would make one this year that describes how I truly feel about the day. Due to my faith journey, I do not ascribe life events to luck, and since that is what may St. Patrick’s Day shirts are about, I felt like a big phony wearing one that said “Lucky Me” or something similar. This week in particular is going to be a crazy one for me, and I know that if I make it through (still sane), it won’t be luck but Jesus that gets me through this one! So there’s the story of how this DIY St. Patrick’s Day shirt came to life with my Cricut. It’s not luck; it’s Jesus. For real.
- Cricut machine (I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2)
- StandardGrip Cutting mat
- Green Glitter Iron-on vinyl
- Black Iron-on vinyl
- Home iron or Cricut EasyPress or Heat press
- White t-shirt
- Optional: Cricut Basic Tools set
If this is your first Iron-on Shirt design project, please see my post on “How to Get Iron-on Projects Right the FIRST Time” before beginning this project.
Measure the front of the shirt in the area where you will be placing the design. I am using a size Medium shirt. The design is about 12″ by 12.” Customize the design to make larger or smaller.
Cut the design with the Cricut machine, making sure that you mirror the image before cutting.
Weed the design. The tools in the Basic Tools set will help with this if you have them.
Using the home iron, EasyPress, or heat press, adhere the design to the shirt. To layer the vinyl, press the green clover to the shirt first. Peel the shiny liner off of the clover. Place the black wording on the shirt, layering it over the clover as desired. Press. Remove liner. See this post for more guidelines on adhering Heat Transfer Vinyl.
Do you have any other St. Patrick’s Day shirts that you have made with your Cricut? I may not be the biggest St. Patty’s Day fan, but I am a fan of DIY and Cricut projects, so I would love to see them. Feel free to share them on my Facebook page.
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