Make the cutest Valentine’s Day shirt for your love machine! This simple craft can be done in just minutes with your Cricut machine. This is a great idea to make for your kids or matching t-shirts for the whole family.
This is the last post in our Valentines series. You can see all of the ideas at the bottom of this post. Follow along below as I make one adorable shirt plus you can grab the cut file below and make your own.
Valentine’s Day crafts are the sweetest and most fun to make! A custom shirt like this would cost a pretty penny from a boutique, but we’re making it for a sliver of the price. Plus, you can customize it to say anything you like.
You could even make matching shirts for the whole family for any holiday!
How to Make Valentine’s Shirts with your Cricut
Supplies to make Valentine shirts:
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- Cricut Cutting Machine (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.)
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut Iron On (in two colors)
- Weeding Tools (recommended)
- This project is made with Design Space files. Click here for my profile. Once on my profile, find the image of the project you want to create, click it to open it up, and then you can make it yourself.
Start by cutting the cut file from two different colors of iron on. Be sure to mirror the image when cutting and put your vinyl with the shiny side down on your mat. Resize if needed to fit the front of your shirt before cutting.
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Weed the excess from the vinyl. The weeding tools make this a bit easier but they are not required. Then break out your Cricut EasyPress to add it to your shirt. You will need to protect your work surface from the heat. I use a folded up towel to do so.
Set the time and temperature according to your materials (there is a chart that comes with the machine or you can see one here). Use the EasyPress on the shirt itself before any vinyl is added. Smooth out any wrinkles with the machine. This will also heat up the surface just a little. This should only be done for a few seconds.
Position your truck on your shirt. Remember that the heart and words will need more room to the right so this should be off center.
Then you just put your EasyPress right on top, hit the button to start your countdown, and give it some pressure on the handle. When the machine beeps, it is done. Flip the shirt over and repeat on the back side.
Now position your second color of vinyl. I removed the protection sheet from the truck to complete this step.
I then added the protection sheet back over the white before pressing.
Repeat the entire process with your EasyPress. Press on the front while allowing to countdown, flip your shirt, and then repeat on the back.
Allow your Valentine shirts to cool before peeling back the protection sheets to reveal your completed shirt.
It is now ready to put on your little love machine!
Such a cute design! It is perfect for toddlers that love trucks!
Who will you be making this shirt for this Valentine’s Day? I have been making ALL the shirts since getting the Cricut EasyPress. In fact, you can see my fall and Christmas designs here. I can’t wait to make more designs for spring and summer!
Grab some shirts at the store and whip up a bunch of these! Valentine shirts for everyone! You can’t go wrong with this one!
Do you also want more Valentine ideas? We have them for you! I am partnering with 100 Directions, 30 Minute Crafts, and some other bloggers all week to bring you amazing Valentine projects that you can make with your Cricut.
Check out all of the Valentine’s Day projects that you can make with your Cricut below. Just click on each image to be taken to a step by step tutorial. Y’all enjoy!
- Start by cutting the cut file (2 designs) from two different colors of iron on. Weed the excess from the vinyl.
- Heat the Cricut EasyPress, set the time and temperature according to your materials. Smooth out any wrinkles before adding vinyl.
- Position your truck on your shirt. Remember that the heart and words will need more room to the right so this should be off center.
- Place the EasyPress right on top, hit the button to start your countdown, and give it some pressure on the handle.
- When the machine beeps, it is done. Flip the shirt over and repeat on the back side.
- Position your second color of vinyl. I removed the protection sheet from the truck to complete this step.
- Repeat the entire process with your EasyPress.
- Allow your Valentine shirts to cool before peeling back the protection sheets to reveal your completed shirt.
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