DIY Christmas T-shirts with the Cricut Explore

Snow Angel T-Shirt

There are lots of images available to suit all tastes. This project uses some festive inspired images from Winter Frolic and Teresa Collins December 25th cartridges.

DIY Christmas T-shirts with the Cricut Explore content image

You will need:

Cricut Explore™ machine and Design Space™ software

12” x 12” standard grip cutting mat

Cricut Iron-on lite vinyl – white

Cricut Glitter vinyl – pink, silver

Cricut tool set

 Iron and cotton cloth/greaseproof paper

T shirt

How to Make

1.  Sign into your Design Space™ account; switch on and connect to the Cricut Explore™. Create a new project. Using ‘insert image’, within cartridges, search for ‘Winter Frolic’ and locate and select the ‘Snow angel’ image (M33CDO). Search for ‘snowflakes’ within ‘all images’ and select some snowflakes.

2.  Resize the images to fit the T-shirt.

Top Tip: Use the classic T-shirt canvas, set to your T-shirt, to size the images visually on screen.

3.  Cut all the images out from iron –on vinyl, following the on screen instructions and altering the Smart Dial™ to the appropriate setting for the iron-on vinyl being used. Remember to check the ‘mirror image’ button for each mat in the preview screen.

NOTE:A setting for iron-on glitter vinyl is found within the ‘Custom’ setting.
Top Tip: Use the scraper tool to apply the resource to the mat; ensures good adhesion and no air bubbles.

4.  Remove the images from the mat using the spatula; prevents damage to the image and mat. Carefully remove the unwanted iron-on vinyl using the weeder tool.

5.  Apply each image to the T-shirt using an iron, following the instructions on the iron-on vinyl packaging.

Festive Jingle T-Shirt

DIY Christmas T-shirts with the Cricut Explore content image

This project uses an image from the Winter Wonderland cartridge.

You will Need:

Cricut Explore™ machine and Design Space™ software

12” x 12” standard grip cutting mat

Cricut Iron-on lite vinyl – gold

Cricut Glitter vinyl – silver

Cricut tool set

 Iron and cotton cloth/greaseproof paper

T-shirt

How to Make

1.  Sign into your Design Space™ account; switch on and connect to the Cricut Explore™. Create a new project. Using ‘insert image’, within cartridges, search for ‘Winter Wonderland’ and locate and select the ‘Jingle Bells Phrase’ image (M4572C).

2.  Hide any unwanted layers. Resize the images to fit the T-shirt then continue from step 3 of the previous tutorial.

With so many designs to choice from you will be spoilt for choice, be creative and personalise Christmas t-shirts for the whole family, they make a great alternative to festive jumpers. Share your makes  with us in the project gallery. 


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