Celebrating your mother is an important day every year, but Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult this year. You can make one or all of these amazing Crisut t-shirt vine gift ideas for your mom! They are fun, easy to do, and the perfect statement to show your mom how much she really means to you!
Mother’s Day T-Shirt Ideas for a Cricut
Whether you celebrate Mother’s Day in early spring like in the UK or late spring like we do here in the US, these t-shirts can be a great addition to your gift. It’s the easiest to do, accessible, and every mother wants to see their children loved for them right in a t-shirt they can wear every day to work, go out for lunch, or just hang out at house!
Another great idea that any mother will love is this cute vinyl quote Mother’s Day shadowboxes. They are very easy to customize and can be hung in their house to remind them forever how precious they are.
Should I Use A Specific T-Shirt For This?
No! You can use any cotton t-shirt for those with a lot of consequences. I prefer 100% cotton but some blends are good too. The joy of it is that you can always find the size and color t-shirt you want to customize with quotes.
I always have a hard time finding t-shirts with quotes like this that have the right fit, neck line, or even color. This way, if I can find a t-shirt that fits the requirements, I can just customize it with the quote I like and I want!
What Vinyl Should I Use for T-Shirts?
For t-shirts, you have to use iron-on vinyl. This is also called heat transfer vinyl or HTV. This is specific for fabric use because it adheres to it and stays long term on the fabric when it is heated.
Unlike other vinyl options, the front part of this vinyl is the shiny side (sometimes called the carrier part) with a barrier that will stay on the vinyl while it is being cut, then wrapped after the vinyl well warmed by shirt or cloth. The matte side of the vinyl will face the height of the mat and is cut.
REMEMBER: I was asked to use Bella + Canvas t-shirts. The unisex model 3001 is a soft but quality shirt that stays true to size and wears really well. It also comes in many colors and up to size 4X so is suitable for making shirts like this.
What Tools Can I Use to Seal Vinyl on a T-Shirt?
There are a few different options out there for sealing vinyl fabric. For this instruction, we used a standard iron for the garment because it works well in small batches when used properly. If you’re planning, though, making a lot of t-shirts, you might want to invest in a press release. There are big ones, small ones, and my favorite is Cricut Easy Press.
A press press is ideal for even heating that will last longer and be consistent. You want the same heat that a press will give you to make sure the vinyl is sealed well throughout and there are no spots that could peel off at a later date.
How Do You Wash These T-Shirts Safely?
While you can just throw them in the laundry as usual, I prefer the safety method of putting them back on the outside. I also recommend washing in cold or hot water rather than hot water.
If you need to iron the t-shirt, do so using a t-shirt that is made inside for the best results. While vinyl needs to be heated to attach to the shirt, you don’t want it to melt on the iron without the barrier used when using heating.
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For Figure # 3
How To Make A T-Shirt That Was My First Mother
Wash and dry the t-shirt if desired and discard.
Load the appropriate design into the Cricut Design Space.
Place the blade and seat on the Cricut machine as instructed.
Apply Cricut matte vinyl with a shiny side on the top and a matte side on the top.
Follow the on -screen directions to select the selected mirror and adjust the vinyl setting.
Load the machine mat as instructed and allow it to cut.
When the vinyl cutting is complete, carefully remove the top layer of vinyl to reveal the message. The message will be retracted because it is mirrored to stay good on your t-shirt.
Use the scraping tool to remove any excess pieces of vinyl.
Carefully place the vinyl on the t-shirt where you want it to remain.
Place a blanket of wax paper or towel over the vinyl and set the iron on the linen setting.
Once hot, place on vinyl and press for 10 to 15 seconds.
Rise in haste, then place in the next area not previously covered. Repeat this process until all the vinyl has been pressed for at least 10 to 15 seconds.
Gently remove the carrier sheet and peel it to leave the vinyl behind.
How to Make a Unique Mother T-Shirt
Follow the process above using the appropriate
Load the second piece of vinyl for the black letter into the machine and follow the steps to cut it.
Once cut, peel off the excess vinyl and weed out small pieces if necessary.
Place the black letters on the t-shirt in the middle of the yellow as shown with a sticky side.
Place on a piece of wax paper, and stick with an iron for 10 to 15 minutes repeated as needed so that all the letters are heated.
Remove the carrier sheet and peel it off and just leave the vinyl behind.
How to Make a T-Shirt to be a First Mom Forever
Repeat the same process as in scheme # 1.
Then complete the extra steps for scheme # 2 with a red heart after applying the black crown and letter.
This is your mom’s gift for Mother’s Day!
Lots of Mothers Day Gift Ideas
Make sure you honor your mom this year with a fun DIY gift. Below are ideas you can make, some budget -friendly options, and of course great ideas for homemade cards that kids and any mom would like to receive!
Use any color vinyl you want for these designs!
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Make your t-shirts with designs on the front, back, or at an angle.
You can use any color vinyl with different colored shirts as long as it pops against the color of the base shirt.
It’s great for moms for a birthday, holiday gifts, anniversaries, just because, and of course Mother’s Day.