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Where are all my Christmas movie lovers at? Seriously nothing is better than the good ol classics right? This year I wanted to make the kids some matching pjs.They make the Perfect DIY holiday gift! I thought it would be fun to put some of our favorite Christmas movie quotes on them! The Christmas Story, Grinch, and Elf never disappoint during the holiday season, so they were the winners. What are your favorite Christmas movie quotes? I could make a 1,000 shirts with them on it i think they are so funny! Thanks to the Cricut Maker and the Cricut EasyPress2 I was able to whip these babies up for the kids. Get the full tutorial and links to these projects below.
You will need several different colors of Cricut Iron On to complete this project. I have links to all the colors I used below.
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CHRISTMAS STORY SHIRT-
Search for a pair of glasses. I looked for some that looked similar to the ones that my little boy wears. I thought that would make it super cute!
Search for a star. I thought this was the closest thing I could think of to make it look like broken glass. I ended up going with this double star one and unlocking it so I could stretch it out. Place it where you want it and then I welded the star and the glasses together so it would just cut that way.
If you are wanting to see the way your design will look with a patterned iron on there is a way to do that. Over on the right where you would switch the color of the text, click on the colored circle and it pulls up a window. You have to change it to print and at the top you will see a tag that says patterned. This will just be for looks and you will need to change it to a seperate color to cut or it will try and print it .
I am a super visual person so I like to see something just how it’s going to be. I really like doing this when using patterned iron on and vinyl.
Using the Cricut Maker, Cut out all the images.*When using Iron on make sure and place your material shiny, Liner side own and mirror your image before cutting.
I was able to press this entire shirt in one press since there was no layering. The 12×10 EasyPress2 makes this possible!
Use the recommended heat settings for the EasyPress2 here-http://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings
The Patterned Iron on has to be applied at a hotter setting so I just pressed the entire thing at that heat and it was perfect.
340 Degrees for 50 sec on front. 15 sec on back. COLD PEEL on the Patterned everything else can be warm.
Applying the elbow patches is super easy. Same method and heat as above. I like to use the small EasyPress2 for these small details so i can see where I am going.
Search for an elf hat and a feather.
Insert text making the ELF patterned or just another color for looks.ungroup the hat and layer the feather into it.
Add 2 circles. Unlock them and pull them to be 2×3 for the elbow patches.
Using the Cricut Maker Cut all the images out. *When using Iron on make sure and place your material shiny, Liner side own and mirror your image before cutting.
I want to be able to press this in as few times as possible to I will do this as the base.
Follow the EasyPress2 recommended settings guide herehttp://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings
Next add the other images EXCEPT the yellow bottom of the hat. You have to apply the feather first then remove the liner and then you can add the yellow portion. I KNOW FROM A BAD EXPERIENCE!!! hahaha yes I learned the hard way and just didn’t think about that I guess!! I was able to fix it by carefully cutting out the plastic that was under it and then cutting another yellow hat part and applying it on top.
Heat the second layer you do at the patterned iron on setting.
Apply the elbow patches with the same settings as above.
DESIGN LINK –https://design.cricut.com/#/design/116068159
Down an size and a half! and this time, I’ll keep it off. Hahaha, love the Grinch so much!! I loved doing the cute little buffalo check detail on the heart and the cute little elbow pads.
You will need to upload your Grinch image. I purchased this one from Etsy here-Grinch SVG
Insert a heart image and a circle image. Unlock the Circle image and drag it until it’s 2×3. These will be your elbow pads. Adjust the Heart to the size you would like his heart.
Make sure that the heart and the elbow pads are the same color so you can cut them out of the patterned iron on.
Using your Cricut Maker cut out the images. *When using Iron on make sure and place your material shiny, Liner side own and mirror your image before cutting.
Turn on your EasyPress 2 and pre-heat it to 315 degrees.
Place your images on the shirts where you would like them. Since I have the 12×10 EasyPress2, I can save time and apply some of the pieces at the same time. This is one huge reason this large one is sooo nice. I will do the Grinch and the words all in one press.
I trimmed the liner on the heart image so that when i press in in top of the Grinch I won’t have a big square impression on it.
The patterned iron on requires a hotter temp on the EasyPress2 so adjust the Temp to 340 degrees and when ready using a piece of parchment paper to protect your previously added images, press for 50 seconds on front and 15 seconds on the back. Let cool completely before peeling this is called a cold peel.
You can get the information for the EasyPress2 setting here. http://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings
Apply the elbow patches with the same settings as above for the heart .Patterned iron on settings
I had so much fun making these shirts and my kids think they are so funny!!! I know i’ll be making lots more Christmas Shirts in the coming month, so drop your favorite quotes below! I wanna know your favorite Christmas movie and quote.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
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