I am super excited to be teaming up with Cricut for this post. I did receive materials to help facilitate this post and this post does contain affiliate links which help my site, but always know that the thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own (you can read my disclosure here)

 

When Cricut asked me to design a trendy t-shirt as a sneak peek for some soon to be released (graphics and fonts) in Cricut Design Space I thought to myself, “Why just design one when I could design one for each member of my family?”

 

When I told my husband about this project he was just as excited as I was (I just love my supportive hubby) though he didn’t know the first thing about how Iron-on worked. (guess what neither did I)  I immediately sat down and opened up my Cricut Design Space profile to start working on designing each person’s t-shirt. I wanted to really fit each person’s personality. (So of course I asked their input.  After the designs were done we went through and picked the colors we wanted to use and then we went shopping to find the right shirts. My first thought was to get all white shirts but then thought nah, let’s go with color!

 

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

After the shirts were bought I set up my workspace on my kitchen table so I could have space for my Cricut Explore Air, the Iron-on, the Ironing board and Iron (and still have space to work.  I love that the new Cricut Explore Air is both Wifi as well as Bluetooth-compatible for my iPad so I don’t have to have my machine hooked up to a computer to work I can do everything right from my iPad if I choose.

**All the graphics are from the newlt released Trendy T-shirts Cartridge in Design Space.

 

For my husbands t-shirt we decided to go bold yet funny with a Deep red shirt with a People Think I’m Nuts design in black and yellow. My husband to most people is pretty serious but he does have a funny side when you get to know him. This shirt also has meaning because over the last few years he has made some bold carrier choices (which have culminated in starting his own business in Graphic Design/Illustrations as well as a business with a friend designing apps) Let say people often have called into question his sanity for not walking the path everyone else does.

For the “People Think I’m” Font I used EASTON

For the “NUTS” Font I used Chloe Whimsy

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

If you have a Cricut Design Space Account you can access the canvas for this tshirt HERE

 

For my Shirt I went more whimsical. I choose a dark purple shirt and then went with white font and a silver glitter graphic. My Message? That I’m Daring to Dream. Always. I am a firm believer in the power of believing and striving toward your dreams. No matter what life throughs my way I will always dare to dream.

For the “Daring to Dream” Font I used EASTON

For the “Always” Font I used Haley

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

 

If you have a Cricut Design Space Account you can access the canvas for this tshirt HERE

 

My daughter was probably the hardest. She I knew she would only wear her shirt if I let her practically design it with me. She chose black for the color of her shirt. and insisted on the Mermaid design. I did modify the design by hiding the bubbles and the words that came with the design originally and then showed my daughter the colors we had and let her choose (letting her know that the sparkle Iron-on had to be on the top (ie she could choose it for the body or the hair.) she also insisted I add two eyes to the design. And of course Mermaid Princess on the bottom.

For the “Mermaid Princess” Font I used Haley

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

 

If you have a Cricut Design Space Account you can access the canvas for this tshirt HERE

 

My middle son is my cuddler. He is my curious boy who always wants to know what everyone is doing and be a part of it. His favorite Color is Orange so of course that is the color his t-shirt had to be.  I chose the giraffe (minus the bow) because I thought it looked like it was leaning forward to what was happening. and of course I had to put his classic question “Whatcha doing??”  with it. We decided to keep his shirt simple using just one color (yellow) of Iron-on.

For the “Whatcha Doing??” Font I used Easton

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

 

If you have a Cricut Design Space Account you can access the canvas for this tshirt HERE

 

Lastly for my youngest son’s shirt I did decide to go with white (though I probably would have been wiser sticking with a color since he is a messy 20-month-old. For his shirt I used Back iron on and just a few accents of Silver glitter. I liked the simple look of Black for the phrase I may be a stinker but I am a cute one along with the little skunk graphic. This graphic had text on it that I hid so I could use my own. Then I decided that I wanted the inner accent pieces to be done in glitter Iron-on. However, it turns out that that was actually the bottom layer with the back on top. Glitter Iron-on has to be the top layer, so I selected the image and on the layers tap I clicked the slice option. this actually cut the sections out for me. Then all I had to do was select all of those pieces and attach them so they would cut from the Iron on in the exact position I desired.

For the “I may be a stinker, but I’m a cute one” Font I used Chloe Whimsy

DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

 

If you have a Cricut Design Space Account you can access the canvas for this tshirt HERE

 

Everyone in my family loved their shirts and my husband even asked my if I could create him a T-shirt with is business logo on it for him. I have plenty of ideas for some fun t-shirts to make in the future. I can’t wait to make more (at this rate I am going to have to go buy some more Iron-on)

 

A few things I learned in working with Iron-on

  • Cricut’s Design Space defaults to scrunching all the cut out close together to conserve material. If you don’t want that (ie you want it spaced out in a specific way) then you need to select each the elements in each color and in the layers tab click the attach button (make sure you do this one color at a time because if you select everything all at once it will flatten it to be one layer/color)
  • ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS make sure your double check that the box it clicked to Mirror your image before you start to cut.
  • Be patient while pealing of and cleaning up your image. this is especially important if you have an intricate design. It helps if you leave it on you mat while doing so,
  • Remember nothing will stick to Glitter Iron-on or Flocked so make sure if you are layering that those specialty Iron-on are on top
  • When Ironing onto your shirt place a white cloth between the iron and the Iron-on.
  • Iron both the front and back side of the shirt for best results.
  • Remember to be creative have fun and don’t worry it is easier than you think!

 

Which is your favorite design?

Check out how easy it is to make your own tready t-shirts fr each member of your family with Cricut.

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8 thoughts on “DIY Trendy T-shirts for the Whole Family with Cricut!

    1. Thanks my daughter loves it too. I happened to make it on her birthday, and she proudly told everyone I made it for her birthday. The pictures unfortunately doesn’t do it justice.

  1. These turned out great! My hubby wasn’t lucky enough to get one in my designs! Ha. Next time though 🙂

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