Aah, it’s that time of the year again. Easter is beckoning, and it’s time for festivities, good cheer, and celebration. Let’s try something different this Easter and their Easter wishes come true! Instead of buying new shirts for your child, why not create your own Custom Easter Bunny T-Shirts instead? Here, in this article, we’ve compiled a great DIY guide on how to create an Easter Bunny T-shirt for toddlers!
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This tutorial outlines a straightforward method to quickly whip up very cute and fun Easter designs. All you need is a vinyl cutting machine, like Cricut or Silhouette and you’re good to go.
How To Make A Personalized DIY Easter Bunny T-shirt
The following step-by-step guide can be further broken down into three separate processes -setting up the print (cut) file on your computer, printing and cutting out the design, and then finally applying it.
But before that, here’s a list of all the materials you need to get started:
What You Need To Get Started
1. A Blank Toddler T-Shirt
2. EasyWeed Glitter HTV Vinyl or similar
4. Heat Press Machine For Application
5. A Vinyl Cutting Machine like Cricut
6. An Easter Bunny SVG (see below!)
Part 1: How To Prepare Your Design File
The first part of the process is to create a file that your vinyl machine will use to cut out the design. In the event that you do not have one of these, you can find a DTF station film that allows you to produce high-quality prints if you want to make this idea a bigger one. I love my Cricut Maker machine, here is a helpful post that you can use to compare Cricut Machines that are currently on the market.
Step 1: Open up the design software which you are using. (In this example, I am using Cricut Design Space)
Step 2: Get your SVG file (I used this adorable Easter Bunny SVG file). If you’re making an Easter bunny, you can find it online in several places including Cricut’s own library. You can even make it by hand.
Here, I am using a screenshot of the bunny. You’ll notice my SVG capture has words showing through it. I wanted to do this so that the T-shirt below is visible through the gaps where the words are.
Step 3: Take your SVG file and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Choose “simple” for the design, and then use the “Select & Erase” wand to remove the background and the words on the bunny.
Step 4: Resize the size of the bunny according to the size of your shirt.
Step 5: Mirror-flip the image of the bunny and then select the “iron-on” mode for your choice of material
Step 6: Place the HTV vinyl with the shiny side facing down on the mat and then load the mat into the machine
Part Two: Take The Vinyl Decal Out Of The Sheet
Now that the cutting has been completed, you need to free your design from the rest of the vinyl which you don’t need.
Step 7: Use the included weeding tool to grab a hold of the vinyl sheet. Peel away the sheet, leaving only the cut vinyl behind.
Step 8: Now use the weeding tool and carefully cut out the words on the design. Be super careful not to mess up the rest of the design.
Part Three: Applying the Vinyl On The Shirt
Step 9: Set your heat press machine to a temperature of 320°F/160°C and then, set your timer to about 20 seconds.
Step 10: Pre-press your shirt for 5 seconds
Step 11: Put the vinyl on the shirt and apply the heat press on it for 20 seconds. Then flip the shirt inside out and then do the same thing again for another 20 seconds.
Step 12: Once the vinyl becomes warm to the touch, carefully peel back the corners of the backing until it’s entirely removed. If the vinyl starts coming out, do another press again.
Well, that’s it from us today! Making DIY t-shirts is a whole load of fun and saves you a lot of money as well. I had a lot of fun creating this Custom Easter Bunny T-Shirt. We hope our guide has been informative. Until next time!