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Hello everyone! Winter has come and gone, but Game of Thrones has come. And I’m sorry, not sorry, but my jaw was to the floor throughout most of the first episode. Anyway, since this is the final season, I wanted to be prepared and show off my creative skills. So, I decided to make both me and my daughter a shirt. I know that Target and some other places sell shirts, but I didn’t want any regular shirt. Therefore, I made our shirts and wanted to share my tips. Plus, all it cost was $22…like what!?! That is the cost of just one shirt. However, this can all happen if you have a Cricut machine (although, I have added on what you could do at the end of this post if you do not have a Cricut).
I recently got my Cricut machine for my birthday/Christmas present, so I am still in the process of learning. Even though I forgot to take my usual pictures of my DIY projects, I wanted to share on the steps that I did to create my new favorite shirt.
So, without further ado, here are the steps I took:
- First, I looked up some free or cheap SVG files for Game of Thrones plus a font file. I did have to buy mine, but it was cheap, so I know that they are out there. Then, I got our shirts. I got our shirts for cheap from Wal-Mart. I got two plain white t-shirts for about $8.
- Second, I got to work in my Cricut software and started designing. I wanted something a little personal, so I wanted to use the saying, “Mother of A Dragon” and “Dragonette.” Now, I wanted to use the “Dragonette” saying because the meaning is a small female dragon, which is my daughter, so I thought it would be cute. Anyway, I first used the Targareyen symbol and made it to where the size would both fit me and my daughter’s shirts. Then, I clicked make and had the Cricut cut the vinyl. The vinyl I used was a Cricut brand black glitter iron on vinyl (I got it at Jo-Ann’s for about $12) and I did set my Cricut machine to the Iron On setting.
- Third, I weeded and iron on the symbols, then I got started with the words. I designed the words, then had it cut on the vinyl. Finally, I weeded and ironed onto the shirts. I don’t have a professional heat press, so I used my t-shirt form cardboard that I got from Michael’s for about $1 and I used my regular iron that I had in the house already and I put it on the cotton setting.
- After a few minutes of cool down, the shirts came out perfect. I also washed them in a regular cycle before wearing them and they still turned out great.
This is another short post, but don’t fret…I am working on some great posts for the future. I also need to say that I know that some people don’t have a Cricut machine, but I think that you can still use these steps on making a shirt, but you can do it on a printable iron on sheets. With this, all you have to do is design like how I designed it, print it out on the iron on sheet, cut the shapes out, then iron onto the shirt. I have done this in the past before my Cricut, so it can be done.
Well, that is all for this short post. I hope you all enjoyed reading! As always, I hope you all have a great weekend, a Happy Easter, and I will see you in the next post!