Love llamas? We’re making you pinch proof with the CUTEST DIY St Patricks Day Shirt ever! Its a Lepre-llama and you can make it with your Cricut!
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The thing that I love the most about my Cricut Maker is that it allows me to take any crazy idea that I might have floating around in my head and bring it to fruition. My kids were early adopters of the llama craze, they are both crazy for anything with a llama on it. Each year I make them a new St. Patrick’s Day shirt using my Cricut so this year I decided to combine a llama with everyone’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day spokesperson– The Leprechaun and make a Lepre-llama shirt!
I created the design in Cricut Design Space while they were at school and revealed it to them when they got home. You should have heard the squeals they let out when they gathered around my computer and saw the design!
Every time I log into Cricut Design Space I’m delighted by all of the new images that show up in the image database. When my kids first started loving llamas there was only 1 llama design available in Design Space and now there are over 65 llama options to choose from!
I used two of those sweet little llama faces for todays DIY St. Patrick’s Day shirt design! I added a cute little leprechaun hat that I created for Turtle’s Leprechaun in Training shirt a few years ago, added the word Lepre-Llama below and let the kids select the colors of iron-on they wanted to use on their shirts. I may have nudged them towards the green and gold Cricut Glitter Iron-On for the hat and the shamrock because… come on! Glitter!!! It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a bit of glitter and gold!
Once again my Cricut helped me to easily create something 100% unique and beautiful! My kids love that they have new llama shirts and I love that they are wearing something that I handmade for them with love!
My Cricut Maker has been getting quite a workout over the last month or so as I’ve gotten together with girlfriends to have craft nights. All of them have been so delighted that they’ve been able to take an idea and bring it to life creating something that’s custom and amazing in such a short period of time. That’s really the beauty of the Cricut Maker– It can turn anyone into a maker!
Ready to learn how I used my Cricut Maker to make this Lepre-Llama DIY St Patricks Day Shirt? Read on!
Lepre-llama DIY St Patricks Day Shirt Made With The Cricut Maker
Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open the Lepre-Llama cut file. Measure your shirt to decide what size you want your design and size the image accordingly. Click Make It in the upper right hand corner.
Under each of the cutting mats on the left hand side of the screen, click the “mirror” slider.
Click “continue”, select your Cricut machine and the type of iron-on you are using, load your cutting mat with the iron-on (shiny side down), load it into the machine and press the Cricut C to cut.
Step 2: Weed each of your sheets of iron-on, removing the excess iron-on and leaving your images behind on the clear plastic. Now it’s time for assembly. I like to lay out my design on my shirt first to see how it’s going to lay. Set your EasyPress to the temperature for your iron-on and shirt from the Cricut EasyPress Temperature Guide. When layering iron-on I find that it’s best to work with short bursts of heat so that the first pieces you apply don’t end up getting overheated. I applied my hair and ears first and pressed them from the front for 10 seconds.
Next I applied the hat, buckle and shamrock heating from the front for 10 seconds. I laid my Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet on top to help protect the hair and ears from the direct exposure to the EasyPress.
Next I applied the eyes, cheeks and lepre-llama words again heating from the front for 10 seconds with the Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet layered over top. Lastly I applied the circles for the eyes.
My final step was to flip the whole thing over and press the entire design from the back for 15 seconds. I then made sure that all the pieces were firmly adhered and voila! I had a super fun Lepre-llama shirt!
I’m so excited with how it turned out, and I can’t wait for my kids to get to wear them (after they get over this awful cold that we all have!)
We hope you love our DIY St Patricks Day shirt as much as we do!
Tell me… If you owned a Cricut Maker what’s the first thing that you would make with it? If you do own a Cricut Maker have you ever used it to make shirts? What’s your favorite shirt design you’ve ever made?
Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for working with us on this post. As with every article on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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