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Make this cute St. Patrick’s Day shirt with a Cricut Maker in 15 minutes or less! Perfect for showing your St. Patrick’s Day spirit!
Need a green shirt for St. Patrick’s Day? Make your own with a Cricut Maker! This cute lucky shirt will keep you from being pinched all day long, and it only takes 15 minutes to make!
How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Shirt With A Cricut Maker
Here is my This Is My Lucky Shirt design in Cricut Design Space that I used to make this cute St. Patrick’s Day shirt. It’s free with Cricut Access!
- Time spent doing stuff: 10 minutes
- Time spent waiting around: 5 minutes
- Total project time: 15 minutes
Tools & Equipment
- foil iron on (I used Emerald Green and Light Gold)
- a plain t-shirt
(You can find a printable version of this tutorial at the bottom of this post.)
Start by opening the This Is My Lucky Shirt design in Cricut Design Space. Click the green Make It button to cut out the design as-is. (The graphic is about 11″ wide and 9″ tall if you don’t resize it.)
If you want to modify the design or resize it, click the Customize button to open the design within the Design Space editor. Then you can select any parts of the design and change the text or resize the elements.
When cutting heat transfer vinyl you always need to mirror your design before cutting. On the Prepare Mats screen, make sure you toggle the “Mirror” switch on for both mats.
Then set your material to Foil Iron On and make sure the fine-point blade is loaded in your machine.
Load the iron on vinyl onto your mat with the pretty side down, then load the mat into your machine and press the flashing Go button.
TIP: When I’m using vinyl from a roll, I usually just pull out a foot to stick down onto the mat and leave the rest of the roll attached, but hanging off the end of the mat. You have to be careful your roll of vinyl isn’t pushed off the table as the mat moves in and out of the machine, but this way you can cut right next to the Cricut cut lines to remove your project from the roll and minimize wasted vinyl.
Once both mats are cut, carefully weed away the background vinyl, including any spots in the center of letters.
Turn your EasyPress on and heat it up to 315 degrees. Put your blank shirt on the EasyPress mat, and once the EasyPress is pre-heated, press the blank shirt for about 5 seconds just to warm up the surface.
Position your iron on vinyl design on the shirt then press with the EasyPress for 30 seconds. If the design is larger than your EasyPress (like mine is below) just move the EasyPress to another area and press for another 30 seconds until the whole design has been pressed.
Flip your shirt over and press again with the EasyPress for 15 seconds on the back. Once the whole design has been pressed a second time, gently peel off the plastic backing while it’s still warm, and you’re done with your St. Patrick’s Day shirt!
I just love how shiny the foil is on the words “This Is My Lucky Shirt”. I can’t wait to wear it this St. Patrick’s Day!
If you’re looking for some other great St. Patrick’s Day ideas, check these out!
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DIY "This Is My Lucky Shirt" St. Patrick's Day Shirt
- Open the This Is My Lucky Shirt project in Design Space. Click the green Make It button to send it to your Cricut as-is (approx. 11" wide by 9" tall), or click Customize to make modifications prior to cutting.
- On the Prepare Mats screen, toggle the "Mirror" switch on for both mats, then click Continue.
- Set the material to Foil Iron On, then make sure the fine-point blade is loaded in your machine.
- Place the iron on vinyl onto the adhesive mat with the "pretty side down", then load it into your machine.
- Press the flashing GO button to start the cut.
- Unload the mat and remove the vinyl, then repeat for the second mat.
- Weed away the background vinyl.
- Set the EasyPress to 315 degrees and pre-press just the blank shirt for 5 seconds to warm it up.
- Position the weeded vinyl design on the shirt, then press the design for 30 seconds with the EasyPress (moving the EasyPress and pressing for another 30 seconds if the design is larger than the EasyPress)
- Flip the shirt over and press for 15 seconds on the back of the shirt.
- Peel the plastic backing off the vinyl design while it is still warm.
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