The Cricut Explore is our new favourite craft tool, with 1000’s of images at your
fingertips. A popular accessory of the
Explore is the Cricut® Iron-on Lite, a heat transfer film which can be applied
quickly and easily to many surfaces to create personalised clothes, home décor
and more! We thought it would be perfect for our father’s day crafting!
Note: If you
don’t have access to a Cricut Explore you can still use the Cricut Iron on Lite
film on your project, use stencils to help you cut the film to shape.
What You Will Need
Design Space™ software
Soft Fabric Paint – white, red alert, true blue
Iron-on Lite Black
How to Make
your design for your t-shirt, we simply went for ‘Dad’ in a bold front for our
tutorial but there are some great suggestions on the Cricut Design Space™ if
you want to go for something more personal. You can also upload your own
2. Make sure to mirror image your design before cutting.
Follow the prompts on the screen to cut your image. Remove the negative Cricut®
Iron-on film using the weeding tool found in the Cricut Tool Kit to make it
easier and faster to remove. You will be left with only the desired cut image
on the liner.
decorate your t-shirt, fold your t-shirt to the desired size you want your
paint splatters to reach and place in a cardboard box to keep your workspace
Add a small
amount of your fabric paints into plastic cups and dip the brush end of your
paintbrush into the paint and splatter onto the t-shirt. It’s lots of fun, get
your children involved in making this Father’s Day gift by letting them
splatter some paint on the t-shirt! Put your t-shirt to one side until
5. To iron your text, set your iron to the Cotton/Linen
setting and ensure the steam setting is off. Use the iron to pre-heat the area
of the material where you will be applying your cut image to for 10-15 seconds.
6. Place your image, liner side up, onto the pre-heated
material. Cover with a cloth and apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30
seconds and then flip the t-shirt over and apply the same pressure to the back
of the fabrics for an extra 25-30 seconds. Leave the image to cool before
removing the lining.
Fancy winning this Father’s Day t-shirt? Comment below telling us why
you think your Dad deserves it and we will pick a winner on Monday 15th
June! Please note that the t-shirt is a medium fit (chest 38-40). Don’t forget
to check out our project gallery for more Father’s day inspiration.