I have a new craft obsession: ADHESIVE FOIL! It’s the best invention ever and so much fun to craft with. A foil applause shirt is on my to do list. With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, I plugged in my Cricut and created a “Teaching Is My Jam” shirt and tumbler for my son’s kindergarten teacher. Teaching is definitely her jam, she’s amazing! If I have time, I’ll make a matching tote bag with the same metallic rose gold foil. If you know a kindergarten teacher, go hug them. I’ve volunteered in my son’s class and always return home completely exhausted. There’s a special place in heaven for kinder teachers and they deserve all the adhesive foil shirts and tumblers in the world! In addition to foil, the cricut can also cut vinyl, paper, washi tape, craft foam, glitter paper, aluminum, burlap, leather and so much more. Also go hug your Cricut while you are at it!
Step 1: Grab your supplies online at Cricut.com, click on “shop”. You’ll need adhesive foil for the tumbler and iron on foil for the shirt. I went with metallic rose gold for both, but you can’t go wrong with any of the color options! Grab the Cricut Essential Tools, I don’t know what I ever did without this kit! It’ll make your life so much easier.
Step 2: Cut your vinyl to fit on your cutting mat. Attach the vinyl to the mat, I used a 12×12 standard grip mat. Iron on vinyl goes metallic side down. Adhesive vinyl goes metallic side up.
Step 3: You can create your own “Teaching is my Jam” image in Cricut Design Studio or use an image from the Cricut library. I purchased this specific svg image from an Etsy shop and uploaded it into Cricut Design Studio. Measure your shirt and cup, so you know how large you’ll need to cut. For a medium shirt, I cut the image at 10 inches wide. For an average tumbler, I cut the image at 4 inches wide. Make sure to adjust your cut settings on your machine for “foil”. Cut your images with your cricut!
Step 4: Use the Cricut Essential Tools to weed your iron on foil image. You’ll be removing anything that you don’t want on your shirt.
Step 5: Place the iron on foil image onto the shirt, making sure that it’s straight. Use a heat press or iron to apply the foil to the shirt. Read the foil instructions for iron/heat press settings.
Step 6: Weed the adhesive vinyl on image, removing anything that you don’t want on the tumbler.
Step 7: Place a piece of Cricut Transfer Tape on top of the adhesive foil, rubbing so the image transfers to the tape.
Step 8: Place the transfer tape with the foil on the tumbler and rub so the foil transfers to the tumbler. Slowly peel away the transfer tape.
Step 9: Package in a gable box, tie a bow on top and gift to your favorite teacher!
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