I feel like one of the most important things to teach my kids is to be nice to each other and to other people. When brainstorming new DIY shirt ideas, I came up with this rainbow shirt as a good reminder to myself and the kids to “Be Nice”, because I never realized how hard of lesson that is to teach, especially since I’m still learning it myself : ). I made it for myself so then my kids can read it or ask me what it says. Something about a rainbow that draws their attention. And they have each asked for their own shirt as well. So now I have a list of shirts to make for my kiddos.
There is something special about rainbows. Everyone loves them because they are so happy and the colors work together so nicely. They belong in the world of being happy and nice. If we could just all wear these shirts and get along nicely.
Supplies needed for rainbow DIY shirt ideas:
- Plain Shirt
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cutting Machine
- Download the Rainbow Files here for SVG and JPEG (font I used is a free download from online called BEBE)
Step 1. Download.
Download the file and turn it into a cut file in what ever program you are using.
Step 2. Resize.
Selecting all the bows of the rainbow together, resize them at the same time to the size you want your design to be. Once you’re confident with the size, get ready to cut. If you are doing BE NICE underneath, make sure you make it as wide as the largest bow. Also, mirror and flip the image horizontally. I made my bows the colors I wanted them to be so I knew what vinyl to put where on my mat.
Step 3. Cut out.
Place your vinyl on the correct spots on your mat make sure shiny side down. And cut.
Step 4. Iron On
Start with the white background (if using it) and then do each bow accordingly. And that’s it! There are so many good DIY shirt ideas that can be used with the heat transfer vinyl! You can create anything!
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.