Craft: Easy Iron On 4th of July Shirt with Cricut

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DIY 4th of July Shirt Tutorial and Cut File

If you also have a Little Miss Independent in your home, you’ll want to make this shirt for 4th of July festivities! I just love the little Statue of Liberty crown above the Miss and have included the entire image for you to download below. You can use any type of iron on vinyl, but the iron on foil is my favorite. I want to FOIL ALL THE THINGS! When someone sees a shirt that I made using my Cricut, I always get asked for a step by step tutorial. I broke down the steps for you in this easy iron on foil shirt tutorial, including screenshots of what I did in Cricut Design Studio and how to upload your own image (yes, you can do this!). It’s super easy and the end result is so cute. To coordinate with my Little Miss Independent, I might just have to make this patriotic glitter shirt for myself – in iron on foil, of course! 


Cricut Machine
Cricut Iron On Foil (red/blue)
Cricut Cutting Mat
White Shirt
Iron or Heat Press
Cricut Essential Tool Set


Step 1: Grab your supplies online at, click on “shop”. You’ll need iron on foil in blue and red for this project. If you don’t already have it, get the Cricut Essential Tools and an accessory pouch to hold everything. It’s a lifesaver when working with vinyl! 

Cricut Foil Shirt Tutorial 1 copy

Step 2: Download and save the Little Miss Independent JPG file to your computer. 

Little Miss Independent


Step 3: Upload the JPG file into Cricut Design Space as a complex image. 

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Step 4: Click on the areas of the image you want to remove in the “select & erase” window. Don’t forget to click on the white spaces within the crown. Click continue. 

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Step 5: Save as a cut image. Click on save. 

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Step 6: Insert the image into the Cricut Design Studio and adjust the height/width depending on how large your shirt is. I made my image 8 inches wide for an XS shirt. 

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Step 7: 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.

Step 8: Set the Cricut machine’s dial to “iron on” and make sure to reverse the image for iron on before cutting. Make your cut. 

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Cricut Foil Shirt Tutorial 3 copy

Step 9: Use the Cricut Essential Tools to weed your foil image. You’ll be removing anything that you don’t want on your shirt. 

Step 10: Place the iron on foil image onto the shirt. Make sure it’s placed exactly where you want it. If you want to use a different color for the crown, do so now. Use a heat press or iron to apply the foil to the shirt. Read the foil instructions for iron/heat press settings.

Cricut Foil Shirt Tutorial 2 copyCricut Foil Shirt Tutorial 4 copy

Step 11: Little Miss Independent now has a new shirt to wear to 4th of July festivities! 

Little Miss Independent 1Little Miss Independent 3

Visit for more 4th of July inspiration! What are you creating with your Cricut?


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.