DIY: Valentine T-shirts

First – create your design and cut your heat transfer vinyl with the shiny side on the bottom.  Be sure to flip your image before you cut it (your words will appear backwards) so that they are going the right way when you iron it onto your shirt.
Second – peel off the vinyl that is NOT part of your design.
Third – place vinyl on your t-shirt and cover with a towel.
Fourth – iron over your design for about 60 seconds, then let it cool for 60 seconds.
Fifth – remove the backing from your design.
Sixth – for designs with more layers, add the next layer using the same process.  (Checker board heart.)  Just be sure to not let your iron touch the designs that are already in place on your shirt.

Done!  Wasn’t that easy!  I love projects like this.  Simple.  Quick.  Darling.

Here is a closer look at all 6 of the t-shirts we made.

Go order some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl today and get making some fun t-shirts for your kids.


32 Responses to DIY: Valentine T-shirts

  1. Natalie Christiansen 01/23/2014 at 6:26 pm #

    G’s shirt kills me. SO SO cute! Fun project, Holly and Cali!

  2. Emily {Bits of Everything} 01/23/2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Ooohh! I’d like to try that! My kids would love new personalized shirts.

  3. The Andersons 01/23/2014 at 9:06 pm #

    So cute! I would love to try to make shirts.

  4. Natalie 01/23/2014 at 9:18 pm #

    Those are soooo cute! I love them!

  5. Amber 01/23/2014 at 9:55 pm #

    These are such a good idea! Cute!

  6. Mickie 01/23/2014 at 10:48 pm #

    super cute and easy!

  7. Kimberly Packard 01/24/2014 at 12:27 am #

    Cute! I’d make birthday shirts for my girls. 🙂

  8. Jesseca 01/24/2014 at 8:57 am #

    I’d want to make a super cute shirt for my little guy. Seems like everyone has made adorable outfits for their kids lately!

  9. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama 01/24/2014 at 9:38 am #

    SO cute!! Love all the different designs!

  10. Ashlee 01/24/2014 at 9:48 am #

    Love your T-shirts! I would make home decor items using the vinyl! 🙂

  11. Jessica 01/24/2014 at 11:39 am #

    I’ve never been brave enough to try the heat transfer. You make it look really easy!

  12. Emily 01/24/2014 at 4:03 pm #

    a girl scout cookie sign for my car

  13. Parsimonious Perfection 01/24/2014 at 5:12 pm #

    What an adorable idea!! Pinning!

  14. halfwaythere 01/24/2014 at 5:38 pm #

    I love these.

  15. Tara Falk 01/24/2014 at 6:49 pm #

    So cute!

  16. The Allen Family 01/24/2014 at 9:45 pm #

    I would love to make some sort of personalized shirts for my boy+s. I’m sure they’d have tons of fun deciding what to put on them. 🙂
    Dezi A

  17. mindy 01/24/2014 at 9:53 pm #

    so cute, I think i’m going to try to make shirts too!

  18. Rose Schneider 01/25/2014 at 1:40 am #

    Those shirts are adorable. Of course that is what I want to make. TFS!!

  19. TracyP 01/25/2014 at 8:16 am #

    Adorable shirts!

  20. Leanne 01/25/2014 at 10:23 am #

    I love making personalized shirts.

  21. Jen 01/25/2014 at 5:53 pm #

    So cute!

  22. Marla 01/25/2014 at 7:21 pm #

    I’d definitely make some shirts for me and my family.

  23. Kim 01/27/2014 at 9:33 am #

    What a great idea! I would love to try!

  24. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings 01/27/2014 at 11:07 am #

    so cute! I’m a total iron-on vinyl junkie so I’d make a ton of stuff but maybe stuff for the new baby that’ll be here soon you know once I wake up 😉

  25. Jonie Marie 01/27/2014 at 11:27 am #

    These are all so darling! I want to give it a try now!

  26. Teresa Jones 01/27/2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Such a cute bundle of shirts!
    I would use the vinyl for pillows. Or something. ~grin~

  27. Erica 01/27/2014 at 10:24 pm #

    I would want to make a headboard with it! <3

  28. pamperedshannon 01/29/2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I love your Valentine’s Shirts and the LOVE/LUCK blocks! I would take a stab at making both of those!

  29. Jenalyn and Mike 01/29/2014 at 9:36 pm #

    I’d make some kind of home decor item.

  30. Maura Chandler 01/09/2015 at 4:46 am #

    I’m a newbie and would just LOVE to win some vinyl to try and make my little ones a Valentines day shirt!! Thank you!!

  31. Deborlee 01/13/2015 at 9:18 am #


  32. Ashley 02/10/2015 at 8:36 am #

    where did you get the image for the heartbreaker?

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