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Did you see the first day of school shirt that I shared for little fans of the field earlier this week? It’s super cute, but today I have a back to school first day shirt that is great for even those who don’t necessarily have a bat and ball in hand. This First Day of School shirt is made with what else but my handy dandy Cricut Maker machine and trusty iron-on vinyl!
Back to school time is one of my favorite times to pull out my Cricut Maker. From backpacks to pencil pouches and everything in between, the Cricut Maker helps me to customize all of the school supplies that my kids need. With four kids (including three in the same grade), I use my Cricut Maker to make sure that every one has their school supplies neatly labeled. Water bottles, lunch boxes, and sports bags are all items that seem to have magical disappearing powers, but with Cricut made labels, I can locate them in my kiddo’s classroom or lost and found in a snap. Today I’m using iron-on vinyl to customize a shirt, but Cricut vinyl and Cricut Infusible Ink are both great products for making those personalized back to school projects, too.
Cricut iron-on vinyl comes with a Strong Bond guarantee, so there should be no worries about customized shirts making it through the first day of school. This shirt has ready-to-go designs for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Fun Tip: Use iron-on vinyl in your child’s school colors for a back to school shirt with lots of school spirit!
Be sure that you are logged into Cricut Design Space, then open up one of these already designed cut files:
Click customize to open up the design on a Cricut Design Space canvas. Then gather the following supplies.
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Iron-on Vinyl – 2 colors of your choice
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Measuring tape
Measure the front of the shirt where the design will go. The standard is to have the top of a design approximately 3″ from the bottom of the shirt collar portion. Jot down the measurement.
Resize the “First Day” design to fit the measurement.
Send the design to the Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror the images. Place the iron-on vinyl on the StandardGrip cutting mat with the shiny side down.
After the Cricut machine cuts the design, weed the unnecessary portions from the design with a weeding tool.
Using the Interactive Heat Guide, heat the EasyPress to the correct settings.
Place the shirt on the EasyPress mat.
Follow the EasyPress Heat Guide instructions to complete the iron-on process. The instructions will include pre-heating the shirt and then applying the vinyl at just the right time, pressure, and temperature. Follow these for the Strong Bond Guarantee!
Remove the liner and it is back to school ready!
Are you looking for more Cricut related tutorials and tips, check out my Cricut project page or some of the ideas below:
Melissa Chapman says
I really need to get a Cricut machine. The crafts and iron ons are amazing and have such a professional look.
Terri Steffes says
Absolutely adorable! That first day of school is so special! What a cute way to acknowledge it.
omg every time i see someone post about a cricket machine it makes me want to get one so bad- i think these are so great and perfect for back to school shirts for the kids!
I love this shirt idea. Such a fun way to get the back to school year started off right!
I have been looking at getting a Cricut machine. Shirts like this just make me want to even more!
Melissa Dixon says
These are super cute. I love the idea of making my own keepsakes like this, how cool! This is such a good idea. I do have a machine I just never use it. This may get me back at it. Thanks for sharing!
Ruth I. says
It’s so amazing how these can all be made with the use of Cricut. Love the shirt design!
This is such a fun idea. I have to make these for my kiddos I’m sure they would love it.
I think that is such a great idea. I’ve always wanted to get a cricut. I’m definitely keeping it on my list of items I want. I love that you made these shirts. They would be great for school for sure.
How fun! These are cute. I’ve always wanted a Cricut but never got one. I’d love to make shirts!
Shannon Gurnee says
This is such a cute idea for a shirt. The Cricut machine can do so many cool things!
Monica Y says
those are super cool, I am not the crafty type, but I can see myself using this machine, super cool
What a great idea to welcome the first day of school. Those shirts are adorable. I need that Cricut in my life.
This really cute I would to do it for my two kids, as they are starting their 2nd and 4th grade this fall. Perfect for first day of school.
Bohemian Babushka says
OMGoodness! BB will most definitely be sharing this with her DIL who’s a PreK teacher, mother of 3, cheermoon. She will be pinning this one for sure. Gracias.