DIY Easter Shirts – Mommy & Me Matching

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My daughter and I love getting dressed up in mommy and me matching shirts. Today, we made matching DIY Easter shirts using the Cricut!

There are few free Cricut svgs for Easter that I was dying to play with this week. My daughter helped choose the design and the vinyl colors. She’s obsessed with everything holographic!

DIY Easter Shirts

DIY Easter Shirts

I saw a fun easter bunny t shirt on Instagram and decided to make my own for me and my daughter. We have been working on Easter Crafts the past few weeks like this Easter Canvas Painting and Easter Egg Bath Bombs. We colored these Easter Coloring Pages . You can print your own here.

Tools and Supplies for DIY Easter Shirts 

I was planning on using holographic hot pink sparkle and light grey everyday vinyl. She wanted a more subtle color choice with silver glitter vinyl and holographic vinyl.

Holographic Vinyl Projects

Here are some more holographic vinyl projects. Learn more about What Can I Cut With a Cricut  and 5 Reason Why I Love Cricut Maker.

Mommy and Me DIY Easter Shirts

How to Make DIY Easter Shirts? 

Firstly, start with 2 blank white t-shirts. Iron and use the lint roller to remove any lint, dust, or hair. The Cricut website recommend that you wash the shirts before you apply the iron-on vinyl.

Wash and dry t-shits and make sure not to use fabric softener -liquid or dryer sheets. This will impede the proper adhesion of the iron-on. 

Secondly, use the Mama and Baby svg project or use the one that I have made for you. 

Cut down the vinyl using the material cutter. You can get both your weeding tools and the slicer here. If you use the svg provided, you can cut 4 1/2 inch x 12 inch holographic vinyl or 5 inch x 12 inch glitter vinyl. 

Add the holographic vinyl shiny side down to the standard mad and use the brayer to smooth it down. 

Then, load the green standard mat with the holographic vinyl on it using the arrows and make sure the Cricut pulls it in properly.

On the computer, choose the machine and make sure that you reverse the image.

Also, choose the type of Cricut holographic iron-on vinyl by selecting from the Cricut database of material. There are so many – make sure you get the right one.

Ensure that the Cricut has space behind and in front so it can work properly.

When the C – Cricut symbol is flashing, press it and watch the Cricut cut the design.

Once the cut is done, remove the green mat with the arrows.

Then, pull the vinyl off the green mat. 

Next, add the glitter vinyl shiny side down to the standard mad and use the brayer to smooth it down. 

Then, load the green standard mat with the glitter vinyl on it using the arrows and make sure the Cricut pulls it in properly.

On the computer, choose the machine and make sure that you reverse the image.

Also, choose the type of Cricut glitter iron-on vinyl by selecting from the Cricut database of material. The pressure is different for holographic vinyl so you need to change it. 

When the C – Cricut symbol is flashing, press it and watch the Cricut cut the design.

Once the cut is done, remove the green mat with the arrows.

Then, pull the vinyl off the green mat. 

Finally, weed the vinyl around the design using the weeding tools.

Iron-On Holographic Vinyl & Glitter Vinyl

Firstly, set up your Cricut Easy Press 2 by following the directions and keeping it in the cradle. 

Secondly, turn on the Easy Press 2 and make sure the timer is set to 30 seconds. You can hook into the computer so that you can choose which materials are using so that the Easy Press 2 or you can use the heat guide. 

We are lucky in this case, both Iron-On Holographic Vinyl & Glitter Vinyl have the same heat settings. 330 degrees F for 30 seconds on the front and 14 seconds on the back. 

Let the Easy Press 2 heat up while you prep shirts.

On a flat surface, place the Easy Press Mat down. 

To prep the shirt for application, use the Easy Press to heat the shirt for 5 seconds where you will adding the design.

Measure to make sure you have the design centered and where you want them.

Place the Easy Press 2 on top of the design and let it is sit while you apply light pressure on the machine for 30 seconds.

Remove the Easy Press 2 and put it back on the cradle.

Then, flip the shirt over and press the area where the design is for 15 seconds. You don’t have to go inside the shirt. The outside of the shirt will do. 

Wait a few minutes and allow the design to cool before peeling off the contact paper.

Finally, wait at least 24 hours before washing. 

 

Mommy and Me DIY Easter Shirts

More Cricut Projects 

If you love this DIY Easter Shirts, you will adore these Cricut Projects. 

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