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Show your Harry Potter love with this DIY Always shirt, the perfect thing to wear when having a movie marathon or reading the books for the 100th time! And make it even easier with your Cricut machine and iron-on vinyl (it looks like a Patronus!).
While summer is still holding on with its last hot days, I’m getting ready for my favorite time of year-fall! And one of my favorite things about fall are sweaters-comfy, cozy, and perfect for snuggling up and watching the fall leaves.
With my love for Harry Potter, I decided to make myself the perfect sweatshirt to cozy up in while reading my favorite series again. I’m also excited to be joining up with a ton of other great Harry Potter projects for Rae Gun Rambling’s annual Harry Potter Series. Scroll down to see all the amazing prizes you can win this year and find all of the projects and inspiration here.
This is a really simple project, especially if you have a Cricut Explore Air 2. It does all the work for you! I found a comfy black sweatshirt at Joann’s and chose a holographic vinyl like this one because it looked exactly like a Patronus charm! It’s the Cricut Iron-On Foil in Chrome and I love how it looks.
Next, I needed to find the perfect image to represent my love of Harry Potter. I turned to Etsy for the search.
There are so many great options on Etsy but this one definitely stood out and I knew it would be perfect for my black sweatshirt. By using just the right iron-on vinyl, I knew I could make it look just like a Patronus.
Once you’ve purchased the file, open up your Design Space and import. I personally like to import images as png files into Design Space, otherwise you end up with different pieces of the image. It doesn’t happen with all svg files, but it did with this one. I you do want to change any part of the image, upload as an svg. Most of the sellers on Etsy will give you different file types.
Once the image is imported, decide how big you need it to be. I measured my shirt and set my image to 9.872″ wide and 9.224″ high.
When you have it sized, it’s time to make it. Load your vinyl on the cutting mat and line everything up correctly. In Design Space, press “Make It” in the top right corner. Be sure the image looks okay and select “mirror image” because this is for iron-on vinyl. The mirror image selection is on the left underneath the mat number.
From there, it’s easy going. Follow the directions the machine gives you, being sure to have the correct setting marked for the material you are using (in this case, iron-on vinyl).
After weeding out the image, apply it to your t-shirt or sweatshirt following this tutorial from my friend Katie.
Ta-Da! You now have a comfy sweatshirt to wear that also has a special meaning. It’s definitely one of my favorite moments in the book-seeing Snape for the hero that he is, still in love with Lily.
If you want more projects or recipes, here are some of my favorites! And you can find more all this month over at Rae Gun Ramblings.
Be sure to enter the giveaway while you can. Look at all the goodies below! So much fun. You can even get additional entries by pinning more than one post (including this one!).
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, even if you’ve already entered you can get another entry every day for pinning a different post! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing things below! ENTER by using the widget below (or clicking here).
And be sure to check out all the Harry Potter projects from past years and find all the new Happy Harry Potter creations from this year here, the post is updated daily!
- $50 Amazon gift card perfect for picking out your own awesome Harry Potter swag or stocking up on craft supplies to make your own inspired by the great tutorials from the series!
- $50 Shop credit to spend on LuLaRoe with RaeGunRoe who will be having a special Harry Potter inspired event during the series!
- One Harry Potter Baby Costume or House Tie Necklace from RaeGun perfect for Halloween, or sporting to a vacation to the Wizarding world, or just for any old Tuesday!
- One Nerdifore from Giggles and Mischief (put to a $40) she makes the cutest Harry Potter inspired dresses for big girls as well as My Little Pony, Super Hero and other awesomely geeky options.
- Dumbledore and Harry Potter action figures!
- Other surprise Harry Potter swag!