What would the Holidays be without some new PJs?! For today’s festive DIY, I’m going to show you how to create your very own Holiday PJs for the whole family.
Do you ever wonder who started the Holiday tradition of getting new PJs though? I feel like so many people I know have this tradition in their family, (mind included) and sometimes I just wonder where it all started. I tried to Google it because I was curious, but I couldn’t find anything.
Anyways, ever since I got my Cricut I’ve been dying to try to make something with the Iron-on material. I’m a sucker for shirts with cute sayings (I have one particular sweatshirt from Charmed & Grumption that says “The Snuggle is Real”) and I thought what better time to try it out than the Holidays!
I was honestly surprised at how well the Cricut iron-on stuck. I’ve used those iron on transfers sheets that you use your printer to print the design and then you cut it out yourself and they never worked well in my experience. Cricut’s iron-on however works really well, seriously.
With that being said, here’s what you’ll need for this DIY:
- T-shirts, your colour/style of choice
- PJ Bottoms (I got mine from Wal-Mart)
- One Cricut mat
- Cricut Iron-on
- The Cricut basic tool set
- An Iron
- My FREE Cricut cut file template
- Hot Chocolate
Roll the iron-on material onto the Circut mat, be sure to put it on shiny side down (or upside down). Next, load the cut files into the Cricut Design Space and change your canvas to a shirt that resembles yours. This will help you figure out the size and placement for your transfer. You can do this by clicking on “set canvas” at the bottom of the left menu.
When you’re ready to cut, it’s super important to remember to click on the “Mirror image for iron-on” button before you start cutting. Otherwise, your design is going to be backwards! Once you have that checked off you’re ready to start cutting.
Once its cut, remove all the negative space (anything you don’t want on your shirt). Next, iron your shirt. I find it works best when the shirt is a bit warm to the touch when applying the transfer. This will also help to reduce any wrinkles. Place your design where you’d like it, and begin ironing it. You may need to press down harder around the edges of the design to insure it really sticks.
That’s it! I’ve also included four other designs in the downloadable cut files, which you can see at the end of this post. Here is a video from Cricut that I found to be really helpful when I made my first iron-on piece. It walks you through all of the steps above.
And don’t forget – before you run off to buy some supplies, Teacups & Things readers can save 10% on almost anything on Cricut’s website AND free standard shipping with the coupon code “12Days” until December 31st.
This post contains affiliate links, however all of the opinions expressed in this post are of my own.