I love a Halloween costume. But I totally understand that sometimes a costume is just… much. Especially if you’re a mom. I’ve been hearing this year about a thing called a “mom costume” at Halloween, which is basically when you just put on a black shirt and cat ears or something like that. Hahaha! I’m sitting here picturing an over-it mom sticking ears on her head because her kids want her to dress up and she has just had it. Well, if you’re looking for a mom costume, or a no-costume costume for you our your family, make Halloween shirts! They’re super cute and you can wear them the whole month of October, any time you need to show a little Halloween spirit. And the best part? You don’t have to make a new one next year.
Make Halloween Shirts (For a No-Costume Costume)
- blank shirts
- iron-on vinyl foil
- Cricut machine and cutting mat
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Step 1: This here is a cutting machine project, gang! Sometimes when I post cutting machine projects I get a little pushback from the folks who don’t have a machine. And I definitely understand. But I’m here to share my favorites, and the Cricut is truly a crafting tool that I use at least a few times a month. (Even more as the kids get older.) I get all of my Cricut tools, vinyl, mats, and accessories from Michaels. So! I’ve uploaded our designs to the Projects section of the Cricut Design Space — just search for “Halloween Shirts from Lovely Indeed” and you should be able to upload our designs into your design space.
Step 2: Choose your designs and resize them as appropriate for your shirts. I used an adult tee from Michaels, and a couple of my kids’ baseball tees that I had laying around. Prepare your design for cutting.
Step 3: Load your iron-on vinyl foil onto the cutting mat, putting the shiny color side down.
Step 4: Important! Make sure that you mirror your image and select the Iron-On setting before you cut. Now go for it!
Step 5: Weed out the excess iron on and heat up your iron. Cut the designs apart with scissors if you cut out multiple designs. Place them foil side up on your shirts and make sure they’re level.
Step 6: Use an iron on the hottest setting to iron down the foil, pressing down firmly on all areas of the iron-on for at least 20 seconds, keeping the iron moving.
Step 7: Carefully pull away the liner from the foil. If the edges of your foil start coming up with the liner, set it down immediately and repeat the ironing process. Remove all liners completely.
Ta-daaaaa! I love these! Henry particularly loves the little bat because he thinks he’s a super hero in it. And I love my “mom costume!” I’ll be rocking it out all month. Have fun! And if you want some more Halloween inspiration, head to Michaels for lots of pieces and projects that will boost your spookiness factor, big time. They’ll have everything you need for costumes, decor, and more — now until October 31! xoxo
This post is sponsored by Michaels. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!