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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. Follow the instructions in this post to make sure that your project is getting the Strong Bond guarantee! 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 colorsof your choice
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- 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.
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: