Friday, October 14, 2016

Squad Ghouls- Halloween T-Shirt

Last weekend we introduced our kids to Casper for the first time. Somewhere during the middle of the movie someone mentioned that Kat and Casper's relationship was their squad goals and that is where the shirt Squad Ghouls was born. A Halloween take on everybody's favorite Taylor Swift hashtag, this shirt makes people stop my daughter every where she goes to ask her where she got it. 

You will need:

  • a white shirt
  • gold glitter heat transfer
  • black heat transfer
  • an iron
  • a Cricut

To make this shirt, head over to the Explore site and select the great big blue, Create a New Project button. Hit the insert images button and then type Halloween in the search box. The animal elements all came from the same image, Halloween Window Cling #M14BC38 and the Witch Hat was Witch Hat #M3BCE4. Insert both of those images into design space and move them around until you have them wear you like them. 

If you don't want everything on your mat to be one color, make your images different colors and your Cricut will know that you plan on cutting them out of different colors and place them on different mats when you hit cut. I changed the color on one of the words and the ribbon on the witch hat so my machine would know I was going to cut them in a different color from the rest of the design. When you have you design looking the way you want it. Hit Cut.

Make sure to check the mirror image box since we are cutting out heat transfer. If you don't mirror the image when you go to iron on your images, the words will be backwards. Heat Transfer goes onto your mat with the shiny side down. Set your machine to iron-on and then hit the go button. After your machine cuts, weed off the excess heat transfer.

Set your iron to the cotton setting on your iron (or about 305 degrees) Preheat the area of the shirt you want to place your vinyl for about 3 seconds then place the heat transfer on the blanket with the right side facing up. Using medium pressure, iron the entire image for about 30 seconds, directly onto the carrier sheet, without any steam. After you finish, I like to flip my  shirt inside out and iron for another 10 seconds from the back. Peel the carrier sheet off. If any parts of the image pull up when removing the carrier sheet, stop peeling and iron for a few more seconds in that spot.

I absolutely love how this shirt turned out and it was so easy too! Looking for more Cricut ideas? Check out the talented ladies below and enter to win a huge box of supplies from Cricut! 

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Teresa | Simply Made Fun said...

This is SO cute! I love your play on squad goals! Heat transfer vinyl is my favorite thing to use with my Silhouette, you've just given me a fun idea for a shirt for my one year old!

MrsMajor Hoff said...

Super cute! I love that the cricut lets you create any design you have in your head! T-shirts are so fun and sassy now! It was fun doing the Fall Challenge with you!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

OK, this is so super cute!

Karen Morse said...

You are so talented with the DIY stuff! I'm jealous! These are such great ideas (all the different links) and the tees you made are incredible! I need one of these machines!

Terri Steffes said...

I would wear this myself! Clever clever girl!

OurFamilyWorld said...

That shirt is super cute! Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I would love to make shirts for my twin granddaughters.

Jena Proctor said...

You did a great job! You are so creative. I have wanted a Cricut for sometime and I am afraid I'd just make a mess of things if I tried!

Mandy Carter said...

This is so cute! I wish I took the time to do more DIY stuff that is so creative like this!

Taylor Mobley said...

That looks easy enough to make!!! She looks DARLING! I love it! The pun on that shirt makes me laugh so hard.

Dana Vento said...

What a brilliant idea! You must be creative! I like how you did it, it looks easy peasy and fun.

Stacey D said...

What a cute shirt! I love how it's an easy enough craft that my children could help with the process.

Megan McCoig said...

So inventive. Love the relations to 'goals' and how you've turned that around for Halloween. Super cute tShirts to.

Lydia Nordhoff said...

This is so creative!

Angela Campos said...

This is so adorable! I think my daughter will love it. I have pinned this to refer too :-)

Jenn said...

If you wanted to share your cut file that would be AWESOME! I would love to make this for my littlest, I know she'd love it.
Thanks for sharing!

galatealily said...

I love diy cafts for the little ones and this is such a great Halloween project for everyone!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg what a cute shirt!!!! Totally something I would make and have my daughter wear!

Amanda said...

What a cute shirt for a little girl! I'm struggling with heat transfer material right now, but when I'm brave enough to give it another try this will be on my list.

Kiwi said...

Thats creative. I love the creative spin on Squad Goals to Squad Ghouls.

Veronica said...

The t-shirt is so cute! Black cats are the best! And I have one at home, a true symbol of Halloween