This cute shirt is great for the little ones to wear for Halloween or any time of the year. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring more Cricut tutorials.
Where are all the handsome little monsters? I have three, though they may scoff at being called “handsome little monsters” at their current age. This shirt was an easy DIY to create with my Cricut machine. I thought of it for this Halloween time of the year, but it would work all year round, too. For those just getting started with their Cricut machine, this is a perfect beginner project.
Supplies for a Handsome Little Monster Shirt made with Cricut:
- Cricut machine with fine point blade- A Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker will work for this project. I’m using a Cricut Explore Air 2.
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Plain shirt
- Cricut Everyday Iron-on vinyl in (2) colors
- Cricut weeding tool
- Cricut EasyPress or Easypress 2 – I’m using the Cricut EasyPress 2 6″ by 7″
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
Measure the front of the shirt where the design should be. Resize the design to fit the front of the shirt.
Send the design to the Cricut machine, using the StandardGrip Cutting Mat and iron-on vinyl. Follow the instructions within Cricut Design Space to complete the cut. Make sure to mirror the image prior to cutting.
After cutting, weed the image to remove any unnecessary portions.
When using my Cricut EasyPress, I utilize the Cricut EasyPress Heat Guide. It is easy to use, and it helps me make sure that my EasyPress settings are correct to properly adhere the iron-on to the material.
For this project, I set the Cricut EasyPress to 315 degrees F. I preheated the shirt for 5 seconds.
I placed the iron-on design on the front of the shirt, liner side up.
I adhered the design with the Cricut EasyPress set at 315 degrees F for 30 seconds. After the 30 seconds was complete, I turned the shirt over and pressed the back for 15 seconds. I peeled the liner from the front of the design while it was still warm.
I enjoy making cute shirts like these. The Everyday Iron-on vinyl is awesome to use, and it carries the Strong Bond guarantee, making sure that it will outlast all the energetic antics of little ones.
For more Cricut related tips and tutorials, be sure to check out my Cricut project page.