Small towns. Friday night lights. Tailgating. Does this bring back any memories yet? Football season is upon us, and whether you’re tailgating at a local football game, a college football game, a professional football game, or homegating, nothing says “Touchdown!” like a fun DIY shirt.
Shh….don’t tell anyone, but I do not necessarily root for any specific football team, so instead of sporting a certain team logo, I’d rather go for a generic shirt. For just a few bucks and with a couple craft supplies, I made this one in under 10 minutes!
- Cricut Explore Air cutting machine
- Cricut Explore Standard Grip cutting mat
- Cricut Heat Transfer Vinyl in White
- Plain shirt
Use the cutting machine and software to design and cut the football and TOUCHDOWN. If you need help curving the text, see this post on How to Curve Text. If you would like to use my design, just CLICK HERE!
Cut the design out on the heat transfer vinyl, making sure to mirror the image before cutting. Remove all the excess vinyl that should not be ironed onto the shirt.
Place the shirt on an ironing board. Adhere the vinyl, with the plastic still attached, to the shirt in the proper place.
Place a thin piece of fabric over the plastic and iron, pressing and holding firmly in each spot for several minutes.
Remove the plastic, checking to make sure that each bit of the vinyl is firmly attached to the shirt. If not, place the thin material back over the vinyl and press the iron for a few seconds.
Grab your favorite treat, and it’s time for tailgating!
Rebecca M says
We are huge football fans and get together to watch our favorite teams just about every Saturday!! I love this t-shirt and think that it would be perfect to wear to one of our tailgates 🙂
Reesa Lewandowski says
This would be great for me to wear to our pop warner games!
My whole family would love to have these! I thought it would be super hard to do, but thanks for your tutorial, I think I can pull it off!
Tina Dawson says
I am so glad I stopped by this site today, because I have always wondered how custom tees are designed – heat transfer vinyl! I never knew about that! Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial!
Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food says
Cute shirt! Love this idea = thanks for sharing!
That is really cute, especially for this time of year. We aren’t really a football town but what the heck, I’d wear it anyway!
Samantha K says
Love how the shirt turned out! Having a generic one with no ties to a team is right up my alley 🙂 (client)
Laura Kelly says
Snickers AND a darling football shirt. Count me in for this party!!!
Great shirt! I have been wondering how to curve my wording! ‘ll be trying this out soon. And of couse you can never go wrong with a snickers bar, they are the best!
It’s super easy once you’ve done it a few times!
Jennifer Priest says
Such a cute idea and smart too! I was at DFW this week and there was a Dallas Cowboys store across from my terminal. I was like, Oh I’ll get something for my husband… and then I saw the prices. This DIY shirt is a WAY smarter way to go 🙂
Barbara King says
Awesome tutorial!!! I just got my explorer 2 for Christmas. Going to have to try this. I have a lot of football and basketball fans in the family.