These minimalist Earth Day Tee Shirts are perfect for any volunteer group or nature lover whether you’re celebrating Earth Day or just want a new hiking tee!
These DIY Girls Rock Star Costumes are perfect Halloween costumes for any little girl! You’ll also find a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun theme and they’d also be a perfect Gem and Holograms costume!
This cute Birthday Girl T-Shirt is a fun DIY for you to make for your little girl! Using holographic and glitter iron on is perfect way to make this shirt extra fun!
Cricut has taken Iron On to the next level with their PreDesigned Iron On Designs! These are perfect for crafters of all levels and also many different kinds of garments! Come check out everything you need to know about the Cricut Iron On Designs and learn How to Apply Iron On Designs!
Here’s an easy and beyond cute St. Patrick’s Day Baby Outfit idea! Customize your own onesie, shirt or romper using this free cut file for HTV. Don’t get pinched this St. Patrick’s Day!
My daughter is hands down a million times more fun to craft for than my boys have ever been! She gets SOO excited to see the end result of projects that I’m working on for her! So, naturally I thought it would be fun to craft her up a fun little DIY Candy Target Parade Shirt and Candy Tote to collect alllllll that candy that gets thrown at her at the 4th of July parade! Does anybody else come home with literally 4x the amount of candy they actually want their kids to get? haha!
I already had this simple white cutoff tank top in her closet, so I grabbed it and got designing!
I pulled up the new Cricut Design Space to get started! I hadn’t used it yet, so I was a little nervous. But, I quickly learned that I had ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO BE! You guys, the new design space is AH-MAZING! Everything runs so fast and smooth! It’s easier than ever to navigate – you will ALL love it! So fear no more and click here for —–> the new Cricut Design Space!
The design is super simple and I’ve got the Cricut Design Space file all ready for you!
Just pull it up using the link above:
If you want to make any changes to the design, do it now! The design is currently sized to fit a 4T tank top! It’s 6 inches wide and 9 inches long. The easiest way to figure out if you need to resize it is to take the shirt you plan on putting the design on and then measure the area you want it to take up!
Then press Ctrl-A (Select All) and just drag the bottom corner until the design is the size that you want!
Then hit MAKE IT, in the top right hand corner!
This will be the next screen that pops up! Because you will be cutting the design on Iron-On vinyl, you will need to hit the button on the right hand side of the screen that reads “Mirror (for Iron-on). Do this for both the blue layer 1 and the red layer 2.
After you click the Mirror (for Iron-on) button your design will now appear mirrored (like above), and also the button will have turned green.
Then hit the green Continue button in the bottom right hand corner.
Then follow the prompts on the screen. Start by turning the knob on your Cricut Explore Air to Iron-On.
Next get your Cricut Iron-On ready! Have you tried using the Cricut Iron-on product yet? It’s such good quality and there are several different kinds to choose from! I’ve personally tried the Foil Iron-On, Iron-On Lite, and Sparkle Iron-On! They also have this awesome Printable Vinyl that makes customizing projects extra easy! It’s perfect for kids shirt designs, team logo’s, etc! The opportunities are endless with the printable vinyl!
One other thing that I wanted to mention is that the rolls of the vinyl are the perfect amount of Iron-On for a project day like this! With one roll of blue Iron-On and one roll of red Iron-On, I was able to make both the Candy Target Shirt and also the Candy Tote!
Then cut a the piece of blue Iron-on and red Iron-on just bigger then your design. Place the Iron-on vinyl SHINY SIDE DOWN onto your 12×12 Regular Mat and load it into your Cricut Explore Air machine!
When prompted hit the CUT button on your machine!
Go ahead and repeat the above steps to cut your Iron-On for the Candy Tote!
Don’t forget to make sure you measure the tote you got and confirm that the 9″ wide x 6″ tall design fits like you’d like it to! If needed, hit Ctrl-A and adjust the size of your design!
And when you go to cut the Iron-On, make sure you hit the Mirror Image button, before sending the cut file to your Cricut Explore Air machine!
Now to Iron-on the design! Pull out your Ironing Board and Iron and then set your Iron to the Linen setting. I’m going to show you the steps for applying the design on the Candy Tote Bag. I purchased the white tote bags at my local Michael’s store. But, it is very similar to this set of white cotton totes on Amazon!
First, these 5 Easy Steps to Make Sure your Iron-On Project Sticks are GREAT TIPS! I highly suggest reading them if this is your first Iron-On project!
For the Candy Tote Bag, you’re going to want to start with the BLUE LAYER. This is because the red wording, overlaps on top of the word July.
The easiest way to make sure the design is centered is to measure the bag and lightly mark the center with a really light pencil mark. And then look on your design space screen and find the center of your overall design. Then match those up when placing the blue layer and then again when placing the red layer.
Once you have the blue layer centered and placed on the tote, it’s time to apply it. I like to take a simple piece of thin fabric and place it over the design. Then you’ll take your iron and use the press and push method (mentioned in the 5 Easy Steps article linked above) over the entire design while applying a good amount of pressure. After going over the entire design twice, then set the iron down and see if you can remove the plastic film from the design. If not, apply another round of heat over the entire design and try again. If you can remove the film, then do so and then put the fabric back down for the design and run the iron over the design for another 15-30 seconds consistently moving the iron all over the design.
Then repeat for the red layer.
Once the red layer is attached and the plastic film is removed, put the fabric back down over the entire design and run the iron over the entire design for another 30-45 seconds seconds consistently moving. You do not want one area to get too much heat, so again Stress that you keep that iron moving!
A few tips for the the Candy Target Shirt application:
- If you purchased a new shirt, start with washing and drying it first.
- Turn the Iron setting to Cotton (assuming your shirt is cotton)
- Apply the RED LAYER first! Because the outside circle of the bullseye is red, it will help you place the design in the center of the shirt. Then finish it off with the blue layer.
I am seriously so happy with how they turned out! And as you can tell from all the fun pictures below, Dylan was more than happy with them too! The entire project should only take you less than hour total!
Thanks for crafting with me today! Have a great day!
Hey there, Over the Big Mooners! I am McKenzie and I am a lifestyle and beauty blogger at Girl Loves Glam. I love celebrating different holidays, but I don’t always like to go above and beyond to transform my house for every holiday. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays. Before you start calling me Grinch, let me explain by saying that we totally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by dressing in green, our house just isn’t dripping in green. I have loved creating different hairstyles for holidays and I saw a cute idea for a clover hairstyle. The problem is that it was only a 3 leaf clover. I made some tweaks and created an adorable four leaf clover St. Patrick’s Day hairstyle for the little girl in your life!
When you are sporting a green four leaf clover in your hair, you don’t need to worry too much about how much green you are wearing. You are totally pinch proof! To create this hairstyle you need…
First, split the hair in half and put it into two very loose pigtails.
Go to one of the pigtails and split it in half. Part it right above the ear, creating 4 ponytails.
Take one ponytail out and get the hair wet. Comb through the hair to make it really smooth and put it in a ponytail. Stick your finger though the base of the ponytail.
Stuff ponytail through the hole in the base. Make sure that you stuff it from the center and pull it out going out towards the girl’s face.
Put pomade through the wet ponytail and split the ponytail into two small sections. Twist the hair away from yourself, towards the girl’s face.
Pull twists on either side of the base and put an elastic on them to hold them together. It will create a heart shape. If it isn’t perfect, it is just fine. You will have plenty of time to fix it later.
Repeat the steps above until you have done this for all four sections. Now pull all of the sections together and put it into a ponytail. Loop the hair back through the elastic to create a messy bun with the remaining hair.
Cut a long piece of ribbon (mine was about 8 feet) and stuff the end through the elastic in the center. Loop the ribbon around each of the “leaves”. Once they are all wrapped, stuff the other end of the ribbon through an elastic and cut the remaining ribbon off.
Bobby pin the leaves into place to make their heart shapes again and to keep them from wiggling around. Secure the bun if it needs to be secured as well.
Now you have an adorable hairstyle for your little girl that keeps them looking festive and totally pinch proof!
You can find more fun hair tutorials more ways to make yourself pinch proof this St. Patrick’s Day over on my blog, Girl Loves Glam.