Looking for an easy Cricut beginner project? This 10 minute DIY geometric heart shirt is so cute and simple to make. A perfect first Cricut project or first htv project for those new to the Cricut world!
Hi! My name is Crystal. Some of my favorite things are:
- Unicorn, sloths and llamas
- The colors pink and teal
- Quick and easy crafts
- My Cricut Maker, my Cricut EasyPress and any other tools that make my crafting life easier
- Tea (especially chai, teas that you add cream to and fruity teas)
- Our rescue dog Mochi
- Things that make me feel nostaligic
- Comfy clothes that are also cute
- Anything handmade
Today seemed like a good time to tell you these things, not only as a chance to introduce myself to those of you who I don’t know but also because today’s craft post hits 8 of my 9 favorite things above! You see, earlier this week I was snuggled up in bed with our dog Mochi, enjoying a cup of chai tea and surfing instagram. Up on my feed popped a picture of Mindy Kaling wearing an adorable heart sweatshirt, a pair of jeggings and looking all comfy, cute and cozy. I’ve had a grey hooded sweatshirt in my closet for quite awhile now that I bought with the intention of decorating with my Cricut, but inspiration hadn’t hit me yet of exactly what I wanted to put on it. I wanted something that I could wear to take the kids to school, to the mall or to the craft store that wouldn’t make me look like I had just left the gym… but I also wanted something that I could wear to the gym if I wanted to.
When I saw Mindy’s heart shirt (I call her Mindy because I secretly think that we were BFF’s in a previous lifetime) I decided that a heart was the perfect thing to put on my sweatshirt. I grabbed it out of my closet, took the kids to school, sat down at my computer and saw my to do list that was a mile long and decided that I had exactly 10 minutes to make myself a shirt or it wasn’t going to happen.
I quickly opened Cricut Design Space, intent on finding a geometric heart for my shirt. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for but found something close and with a bit of slicing was able to make it exactly how I wanted. I pulled out my basket of iron-on, found some pink flocked iron-on that I’d been hoarding (that covers 2 of my favorite things above– Pink and the flocking makes me feel nostalgic… did anyone else have a flocked shirt in elementary school???) I set my iron-on onto the mat, had my Cricut cut it while I heated up my EasyPress, weeded it in 1 minute flat, and pressed it with my EasyPress in less than a minute! I even took videos for Instagram and photos for this post during that time.
I LOVE my new shirt design and even more I love how easy it was to make. This project would make an excellent beginner Cricut project for those new to the Cricut world. Also, because the weeding process of this design is easy and there is no layering involved it would make a great project for those new to using htv or iron-on.
Don’t have a Cricut? Make sure you check out our post on How To Make DIY Shirts With Iron On When You Don’t Have A Cutting Machine that we shared earlier this week.
Want to make an Easy 10 Minute DIY Geometric Heart Shirt? Read on!
Great Cricut Beginner Project- Easy 10 Minute DIY Geometric Heart Shirt
–Geometric Heart Cricut Cut File
–Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore (prefer shopping on Amazon? Find the Cricut Maker here and the Cricut Explore here.)
-Flocked HTV or your favorite kind of iron-on (I used a Cricut brand of flocked iron-on that has since been discontinued BUT Expressions Vinyl carries flocked iron-on too! Find it here.)
–Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet
-Sweatshirt or shirt
Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open the Geometric Heart Cricut Cut File. Measure your shirt to decide what size you want your design and size the image accordingly. Click Make It in the upper right hand corner.
Under the cutting mat on the left hand side of the screen, click the “mirror” slider.
Click “continue”, select your Cricut machine and the type of iron-on you are using, load your cutting mat with the iron-on (shiny side down), load it into the machine and press the Cricut C to cut.
Step 2: Weed your geometric heart, removing the excess iron-on and leaving your heart behind on the clear plastic.
Step 3: Set your EasyPress or iron to the temperature recommended for the HTV you are using. I always like to check the Cricut EasyPress Temperature Guide. Lay your design on the shirt with the shiny side facing up acting as a barrier between your heat press and design. Press for the recommended amount of time first from the front and then from the back.
Peel away the clear protective plastic sheet and voila! You have a beautiful DIY Geometric Heart Shirt that took you less than 10 minutes to make!
P.S. Another thing that makes me feel nostalgic? These sprinkle shoe laces and enamel shoelace decorations. I would totally rock the 5th grade!
Tell me… Do you have a Cricut? Are you a fan of quick and easy projects? Are you an impulsive crafter (aka you think up a project idea and you have to do it RIGHT AWAY!) Would you like us to share more Cricut beginner project ideas?
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I bought this sweatshirt at the same time and decorated it with my Cricut too. You can find instructions and my free Kindness Warrior SVG file here: