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I have to admit that I feel a bit of nervous anxiety whenever I think of sharks.
I admire them but I’m in fear of them. Growing up in Florida, I had a few run-ins with these powerful creatures and each time I swear I aged ten years.
I talked about one of my harrowing experiences when I posted these cute DIY shark bookmarks.
Bree (who is a long-time w + s contributor), is a HUGE shark fan and she wants to go cage diving.😱 I had her in mind when I created these shark printables.
Make a shark t-shirt
Today, I’m sharing how you can make your own shark t-shirt using one of two methods:
- transfer paper OR
- iron-on heat transfer vinyl and a craft cutting machine
Heat Transfer Vinyl
If you own a craft cutting machine (like Cricut or Silhouette), you’ll need:
- black (or color of your choice) iron-on heat transfer vinyl
- t-shirt (wash before use)
You can find a tutorial for using heat transfer vinyl here. I wrote it when I made my “sassy lass” t-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day.
Iron-On Transfer Paper
If you don’t own a craft cutting machine, no worries. You can still make the t-shirt using iron-on transfer paper.
Note: If you use this method, there will be a white background transferred to the t-shirt so it’s best to use a white t-shirt.
You can find iron-on transfer paper (for inkjet and laser printers) in most craft supply stores and online. Please make sure you read the directions on your package before beginning this project.
You can find a tutorial for using iron-on transfer paper here. This post shows you how I made vintage fruit label pillows with transfer paper but the process is the same.
Side note: Turn your garment inside out before laundering and line dry or dry on low for best results. This is based on experience for both heat transfer vinyl and iron-on transfer paper.
If you’re looking for more shark goodies:
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