Looking for a fun, matchy-matchy shirt for your family to wear this holiday season? Maybe something that goes great with some plaid Christmas pajama pants? Check out this adorable Family Elf Squad T-Shirt! It is super easy to make for you and your elf squad.
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl, green apple
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl, black
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl, bright red
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl, white
SISER EasyWeed Foil Heat Transfer Vinyl, Gold
CRICUT EasyPress 2
CRICUT EasyPress Mat, 12” x 12”
CRICUT Weeder Tool
LOOPS AND THREADS Straight scissors
GILDEAN Short-sleeve t-shirts for each family member, red, green, or gray (adult and youth sizes)
Christmas Pajama Pants
1.First, click HERE for the design link in Cricut Design Space.
2.Click the ‘Text’ icon in the left panel and type your family’s name. Find a font you like and size to fit over “elf squad”, then move the elf hat to hang off a letter. Once you like the overall look of your design, size it as you would like it to appear on your shirt.
TIP: To make larger or smaller sizes to fit each of your elf squad, select all and click ‘Group’ in the upper right corner. Now, click ‘Duplicate’ and size as needed.
3.Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner of your screen.
4.In your preview screen, check ‘Mirror’ in the left panel for each mat, to reverse your image.
5.Now, click ‘Continue’ in the bottom right corner of your screen and choose the material for your first layer.
TIP: When working with multiple iron-on colors, be sure to pay close attention to the left panel on your preview screen to know which layer is cutting so you know which color to load. Be sure to change the material if using more than one type.
6.Place the iron-on material, shiny-side down, onto your cutting mat. Load the mat into your Cricut machine, then press the blinking Circuit icon to start cutting.
7.Once your machine is done cutting each color, use scissors to cut your design from the iron-on material rolls. Next, use your weeder tool to remove all the excess material around and inside your design. You’ll be left with just the reversed design on the clear plastic carrier sheets, which are slightly sticky.
8.Preheat your EasyPress to the appropriate temperature for your material and, if needed, adjust the timer.
TIP: See the Quick Reference Guide, included with your EasyPress, for temperature and times, or click HERE for an interactive guide. You can also use an iron to press your material. Just follow the instructions included in the iron-on material packaging.
9.Place your shirt on top of your EasyPress mat and then preheat the fabric for 5 seconds.
10.Place the carrier sheet with your design, so it’s sticky-side down, onto your shirt. You should be able to see the layer through the carrier sheet, just as it will appear once ironed.
11.Place your EasyPress on top of the design, apply the appropriate pressure for your material and press the time button. Once it beeps, flip over your shirt and press for another 15 seconds. If your material is the warm peel type, you may go ahead and peel off the carrier sheet. If your material is a cool peel type, let it cool completely before removing the carrier sheet.