Make These Patriotic Tees for the Fourth of July

Celebrate the Fourth With These Patriotic Tees for the Family

July 2nd, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

One of my favorite things about having my Cricut machines is the ability to create custom shirts for my family with very little effort.

Patriotic tees

We recently found a few bottles of tie-dye powder when we were cleaning out the junk drawers at our house, and the boys asked if we could make tie-dye Fourth of July shirts like we did several years ago.

They decided on the tie-dye style (There are style guides and directions in the packaging) and we dyed their shirts. Next, we wrapped them in Saran Wrap and left them overnight.

In the morning, I rinsed them with super hot water and washed them by themselves in a hot water wash cycle. This set the dye.

Now, I could have left the shirts like that and they would have been fine, but I wanted to add a little patriotic flair to them.

Patriotic tees
Patriotic tees
Patriotic tees

I picked out several patriotic designs from Design Space and let the boys choose their favorites. Once I knew they style they wanted, I sized each one to fit the shirts and cut them out with my Cricut. {Don’t forget to cut shiny side down, and mirror the image}

Once the designs were cut, I weeded each one and preheated my EasyPress. {Cricut’s EasyPress guidelines are here}

Patriotic tees

I folded the shirts in half and pressed a light crease in the center. Then, I repressed the shirts flat and pressed the designs on to each shirt.

Patriotic tees

My boys have perfectly patriotic shirts, and we are ready for the 4th! Will you be making patriotic shirts for your family?

Patriotic tees
Patriotic tees

You may also like this fun shirt and bag I made for an upcoming trip we have planned.

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