DIY Black Cat Glow In the Dark T-Shirt
It’s the spookiest time of the year! So I’m sharing a purrrfect project for those who like their spooky with a side of cute. I’ve never been one for the horror and gore of Halloween. I’d rather laugh than scream, and this glow cat shirt definitely makes me smile. I’ll show you how to make the grinning, glowing cat t-shirt and then you can download the free artwork at the end of this post to start making yours!
Start by cutting out your EasyWeed® Glow with your favorite vinyl cutter. EasyWeed Glow is very similar to other members of the EasyWeed family, therefore it’s cut settings will probably be similar. However, it’s best to do a test cut to be sure. I used our Cricut Explore Air for this project and cut the material with “Vinyl +” on the dial. This post has everything beginners need to know about cutting Siser HTV with the Cricut Explore series and this post is for Cricut Maker users.
When the cutter is finished, unload the cutting mat and weed the extra HTV out of your design.
When you’ve weeded everything and you’re left with pieces of a cat face, then you can move on to heat application!
Set your iron to the “Cotton” setting and let it fully heat up. While the iron is warming up, place your t-shirt on a hard, flat, heat safe surface (ironing board NOT recommended!) A solid surface will allow you to put the necessary pressure on the HTV. When your iron is hot, pre-iron the area you plan to apply EasyWeed Glow on to get rid of any wrinkles or moisture in the shirt.
Place the EasyWeed Glow pieces with the shiny side face up and the sticky side face down. Cover the area with a heat transfer cover sheet (a clean cloth or parchment paper works as well) and press each transfer for 10-15 seconds. Do not slide the iron. Sliding the iron could slide shift the HTV, ultimately ruining your alignment and giving you a wonky looking shirt. Instead lift and press the iron firmly over each piece of EasyWeed Glow.
Now you can peel the clear carrier sheets! If any of the heat transfer vinyl lifts when you peel the carrier sheet, lay it back down and press for an additional 5 seconds.
Day or night, this black cat shirt is super cute and fun! Check out that glow!
This clawsome shirt is perfect for hay rides and haunted houses! It could even be a last minute Halloween costume in a pinch. Download the FREE cat face cut file here to get you started!
We’re stockpiling all kinds of great Halloween heat transfer vinyl ideas on Pinterest! See them all on our board Halloween Ideas.
If you have any questions about this post feel free to leave them in the comment section!
Hi! Is it just me or is anyone else having a problem with the link to the adorable “cat face” cut file? Nothing happens at all when I tap it😞 Is there another place I can try to get it? I fell in love with this shirt on Thursday during Lily’s live and I really want to make one. Thanks in advance for your help.
Hi Angela! If your pop-up blocker is turned on then it may be preventing the automatic download. If turning it off doesn’t solve the issue, you can also download the cut file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gj3584amh8im84z/cat%20face.svg?dl=0