With only two weeks of summer vacation left, I have successfully managed to entertain my kids for the entire summer… so far. And I have only lost about half of my marbles. (Just kidding, I think I still have most of them…. although some of you would argue that is open for debate.) Yesterday, my oldest daughter had a sleepover and I wanted to create a fun activity for her and her friend Sydney. Cricut had contacted me to try out some of their iron on vinyl, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try it out.
First things first… you know what I am addicted to right? (If not, read my sidebar, it gives you the answer right there in my about me box.) Let me tell you, this black glitter iron on vinyl is sooooo sparkly! I was swooning when I took it out of the package. I wanted to just iron the whole thing onto my own tshirt. But alas, I made yet ANOTHER sacrifice for my children, and loaded it up in my Cricut and reluctantly cut out a fun design for my daughter and her friend. Wanna make your own? Here are some hints and tidbits of info:
Color Your Own Shirt using Cricut Iron On Vinyl
I created a design with a guitar and stars outlined so they could color in the designs with fabric markers. Cecelia thought it was the coolest thing in the world! She even helped me peel off the liner and lay out the design with the stars, so it was easy to get her involved.
You can also use the “negative” iron on pieces too. I took the middles of the stars and placed them on the shirt, and reused the liner from the guitar. It takes a few extra sections, but it works just as well! I took the heart and wording from the guitar and put it on the back of the shirt too.
Cecelia took her shirts off to her sleepover, and my friend Jocelyn was nice enough to take some pictures so you could see their creative process as they decorated their shirts 🙂
How fun right? I think I want to color one now. Coloring and glitter in one shirt? Heaven help me! Here are the girls modeling their shirts during their sleepover – thanks again to Jocelyn for snapping a couple of pics for me!
How did summer go in your house? Did you keep your kids crafty? I’d love to know so I can keep some ideas for next year!
*I received free product to make this project, but did not receive any other compensation.
All ideas and opinions expressed are my own.*