DIY Cricut Shirts A Christmas Story Shirt
If you love the holidays and the classic movie, A Christmas Story, then you’re going to love this easy Christmas shirt I’m sharing today. Be sure to check out the other Cricut DIY Christmas shirt designs too!
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I think it’s pretty clear by now that I’m 100% addicted to all things Cricut. Working with them has been an eye-opening experience and I just can’t stop making stuff! .making stuff! But there are actually other top t-shirt making machines out there. With Christmas coming it’s time for my all-time favorite movie to start playing on repeat. If the t-shirt we’re making today didn’t give it away, the movie is A Christmas Story.
Why is A Christmas Story My Favorite Holiday Movie?
A Christmas Story is a laugh riot right from the start, from the Bumpus Family’s dogs to the Old Man’s neverending battle with the furnace. One of the most iconic moments from the movie is the delivery of a “Major Award” – aka the Leg Lamp. The Old Man is quick to put his prize on display but his wife hates it. Hilarity ensues and the movie continues to please throughout.
If you’ve never watched A Christmas Story then you must add it to your queue. Now, let’s talk about how to make this DIY Christmas shirt, shall we?
Supplies for A Christmas Story Shirt:
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Iron-on Vinyl (colors I used: black, parchment, glitter gold, red, brown)
- Weeding Tool
- EasyPress 2 with Mat
- Your Favorite Blank Shirt
- Fra-Gee-Lay design (click here to open in Design Space)
Before I tell you how to make this A Christmas Story shirt, let me point out that I missed the first step on my first try. There was supposed to be a base for the leg lamp and by the time I remembered it, I was already 10 seconds into transferring the leg.
That kind of makes me sound creepy, huh?!
Since my shirt still looks good I decided to roll with it, but for future applications, I’ll go with the lamp base. It adds a little extra to the design.
How to Make A Christmas Story Shirt
First, open the design in Design Space and cut the layers (remember to mirror them!). I find it easiest to pre-load my cutting mats with vinyl so everything goes smoothly. It helps to have several varying grip cutting mats on hand, especially if you use multiple layers in your Cricut projects. Remember: Iron-On Vinyl should be placed shiny side down and on the cutting mat. Weed the layers and prepare to transfer them.
Next, heat up the EasyPress 2 according to the directions in the heat guide. Use the Heat Guide directions to determine when to remove the carrier sheet as well (hot, warm, or cold peel). Place the shirt on the EasyPress mat and use the EasyPress 2 to remove any wrinkles. on both sides. Allow the shirt to cool.
The first layer should be the lamp base. Lay the flesh-colored leg on the shirt and use that as a guide for where to position the base. Remove the leg from the shirt and use the EasyPress 2 to apply the base. Then repeat with the leg, followed by the black layer with the fishnets and lampshade base.
Next, adjust the EasyPress 2 for the glitter vinyl (use the heat guide again!) and line up the glitter vinyl layer over the lampshade and lamp base and apply. Finish by positioning the words on the shirt and using a blank carrier sheet to protect the design that’s already affixed to the shirt.
That’s all there is to it! Pin this project for later and be sure to share with your friends.
More DIY Christmas Shirts with Cricut
I have more fun Cricut projects coming soon and in the meantime check out these cool DIY Iron-On designs. Until next time, happy crafting!
I have a Cricut and I must say it’s absolutely wonderful. Plenty of amazing ideas you could do with it like this amazing DIY Christmas story shirt.
OH My! I know a few people who would love this shirt! That lamp has been the talk among my friends the past week and half.
I want to have my own Cricut! It’s so nice! I can make my own DIY projects.
what easy to follow instructions. thanks for all the hard work on your end so it’s easy on ours.
I have wanted a Cricut for a long time…this is a fantastic DIY project…thanks for sharing!
That’s a cool shirt, I don’t know what it means but looks cute!
Very nice shirt. I have a girlfriend who is obsessed with her cricut. She’ll love this article.
That’s a cute shirt! I really want this Cricut machine as a Christmas gift! My kids love arts and crafts!
Cricut Cutting Machine is a great gift this Christmas! I want one now! So cool!
It’s amazing what cricut can do! I have seen some quite elaborate projects with it.
This shirt is so cute. I want a Cricut so bad. I just don’t know where to start. They seems like there is so much to buy.
that’s so cute. i have an ugly christmas sweater that is the lamp from the christmas story.
That’s a lot of fun! I feel like my wife would absolutely love that!
This is too cute. There are few things you can’t do with a cricut machine. Perfect gift for family!
That is such a cute shirt! It’s absolutely perfect for Christmas!
I have always wanted one and have this on my list for Santa this year
I have never tried the Cricut, but it looks like there are so many great projects available for Cricut! Thanks for sharing this idea!
Oh, I love this movie! And every time I see that lamp, I laugh. I don’t think it would have survived in my house as long as it did in theirs! LOL
I’d love to do a Tshirt printing project. This one looks great as I love the glitter on the lampshade!
This is such a great project for Christmas!! My kids will love this!
This looks like it was a great DIY process. The ending results turned out amazing.
I love this shirt and the process. It seems like a great DIY project, particularly around the holidays. Also, I’m originally from Northeast Ohio, so A Christmas Story and the house itself was always a big local attraction when I was growing up.
I absolutely love this shirt. This has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. I’ve always wanted one of those lamps too.
This is so cool. I love how you can create your own unique T-Shirts x
My crafty girls would love this! I love a Christmas Story.
The shirt you have made is lovely. I look forward to checking out more of your circut projects.
I love that shirt. My sister in law having a machine to make things like this. She’s very crafty. Me not so much.
What a cute shirt! We love that movie and we have watched it several times. I would love to have that shirt. Great job!
Oh my goodness, you’re making me want a Cricut more and more now. This shirt is absolute perfection – A Christmas Story is my fave!
Love it, came out great. I need to get one of these and get creative.
Nnnniiiiccceeeeee….I would even love this particular shirt in black, you know!
What a brilliant idea! I love to personalize things! This sounds great for my sister! She will appreciate it!
I never thought doing it is this easy. I am a pretty huge fan of DIYs most specially t-shirts. I love the end product.
Love that Christmas movie and this is such a cool DIY! Great gift idea!
One of my favorite Christmas movies! Such a classic and absolutely love the shirts!
What a fun t-shirt design! I’d been on the fence about investing in a Cricut machine, but now I want one more than ever!
Cricut really delivers fun doing crafts and designs with the family. I wouldn’t mind having one for us to make some crafts for our house or on t-shirts.
Such a perfect idea or gift for any Christmas Story movie fan!!
Ahh this turned out so cute! I would have never guessed that you made it – well done!
Super fun! I loved that movie so much growing up.
OMG this is AMAZING. Seriously!! I love A Christmas Story, probably my favorite Christmas movie too.
A Christmas story is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I need to ask for a Cricut for Christmas. I want this shirt. I love it!
This is an awesome holiday shirt! I am always amazed at what the cricut can do. These would make for great gift options.
This is a cool shirt! Cricut makes shirt designing a lot of fun! It would be great to own one so our family could be creative.
I love this!! A christmas story is one of my favorite holiday films. Your design looks so cool too!
I have got to get a circuit it has so many uses and makes such amazing projects. Who does not love A Christmas Story movie this time of year.