There is nothing worse than forgetting it is St. Patrick’s Day and showing up to school without any green on. It happened to me once in elementary school and I may go over board every year to make sure it doesn’t happen to my girls. These super cute and easy outfits are made from dollar store elements and a fun DIY shirt. I am thrilled with how their outfits turned out and they cost under 5 bucks each. WAY better than what I spent last year.
Glitter Shamrock Shirts
For this project you will need:
- a blank white shirt
- Green Glitter heat transfer
- Gold Glitter transfer
- a Cricut
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron
- Cricut Brightpad
You can find my design files here. If you want to make the design as is, simply hit Make It, if you want to customize, which includes resizing, hit customize.
After you hit make it, your mats will appear. There should be too mats, one that will be cut out in green glitter heat transfer and the other that will be printed in gold heat transfer.
Make sure you hit mirror on BOTH mats before your start cutting. This is found on the left hand side under material size.
Hit continue and select the material type. Be sure to select glitter iron-on, not just iron-on as glitter is generally thicker.
Place your material on your cutting mat, shiny side down and load it into the machine. Make sure you have a fine point blade loaded and then hit the flashing Cricut symbol.
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Peel the material from the mat and make the second cut. You will cut all of the green iron-on first and then gold iron-on second.
Peel the heat transfer off of your mat and then weed (peel apart) the heat transfer until just your design remains on the sticky backing. This is where you use the Cricut BrightPad to help you see any cut lines and weed the project properly. Cut apart the letters, so you can place them on the shirt separately.
Add the first layer of iron-on (all of the green letters and the gold shamrock) face down on your shirt. You will be able to see through the plastic backing so you can put your project together just the way you want it. Just make sure that none of the letters or images are touching the plastic backing of another element or it will fuse to that instead of the shirt. Heat your iron up to the hottest setting or you EasyPress to 305 degrees. Iron straight onto the plastic, making sure each element of the design gets 30 seconds of pressure and hit. Start pulling up the plastic backing and if any of the elements pull up at all, put the plastic back down and iron that area again. Add the green shamrock on top of the gold shamrock, so it is where you want it to be, put parchment paper over the entire design and iron again. Peel the plastic off.
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We paired the shirt with these fun accessories for the dollar store. These kids are going to be pinch proof for sure!
What do you wear on St. Patrick’s Day?