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5 Minute St. Patrick’s Day shirts with Cricut Explore Air 2

St. Patrick's Day shirts with Cricut Explore Air 2

Hello Friends,

St. Patrick’s Day is literally around the corner and I was almost certain I would not have any time to make the kids a shirt. With four kids buying coordinating and shirts for all holidays has started to add up. With my Cricut Explore Air 2 I now have the freedom to create for just about any occasion at a fraction of the cost. Now only am I saving money- I have a great excuse to craft! I am pretty much hooked on creating whatever I possibly can with my Cricut! You can find more of my projects here.

I made these St. Patrick’s Day shirts in 5 minutes and am already getting tons of compliments from my friends and family on my work! Let’s get to it!

The supplies list is cut into two sections because I did use different colors for the white and green shirts.

green shirt and glitter

Supplies:

Green Shirts Supplies:

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut EasyPress 2

Green Shirts

White Everyday Iron On

Gold glitter Iron On

Standard Grip Mat (the green one)

Weeding Tool

White Shirts Supplies:

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut EasyPress 2

White Shirts

Black Everyday Iron On

Green Everyday Iron On

Standard Grip Mat (the green one)

Weeding Tool

Design

The design for these shirts was incredibly easy. Cricut Design Space is already loaded with so many cute options for just about every holiday. This is what made the creating of these shirts super quick. I simply found images in Design Space that I liked, sized them, and picked my colors and boom!

For the Ready For Shenanigans shirt I simply typed out the words and added a 4 leaf clover on the bottom. I used the Be Happy font. You can find my finished designs HERE.

cricut design space
cricut design space

Cutting:

One feature I absolutely love is how Cricut Design Space loads all the same colored images into mats before cutting. This really helps me prepare ahead and just cut one right after the other. When placing your iron on transfer, place it shiny part down.

***One very important thing- IF you are cutting words TURN ON THE MIRROR feature. If you don’t your text will come out facing the wrong way***

cricut design space
cricut machine

Application Prep

When my iron on is cut I remove it by peeling the mat back vs peeling the iron on off of it. This helps prevent some of the rolling that the iron one wants to do right away.

After I remove the iron on I cut out the images I need to weed to separate them. Then comes weeding. Weeding is the process of removing the excess film from what you just cut. I have to make sure I have plenty of light. I found that weeding was a little harder to do with the glitter iron on just because of all the sparkly reflections. Definitely take your time!

Application

While I weed my images I get my EasyPress ready! I am all about saving time! I always refer back to the Cricut Heat Guide to know what temperature to use for my EasyPress. Using the EasyPress makes it so easy to make sure I get just the right temperature and for the right amount of time. However, you can use the Heat Guide for directions on using your regular home iron as well! Once my EasyPress is ready to use I just grab the EasyPress mat and place my shirt on top.

The heat guide will give you instructions as to how to best apply it as well. Make sure to use firm pressure while applying! Once you have followed the instructions for your fabric and material using I peel back warm. I pretty much start peeling right away if my fingers can tolerate it.

YOU. ARE. FINISHED!

See wasn’t that super quick? I cannot wait to get some pictures of the kids with their shirts!

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