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Christmas Favourite Things Pajamas: use your Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink to create personalized Christmas favourite things pajamas.
Every Christmas I love to give my girls a special pair of new Christmas Pajamas on Christmas Eve. It’s been a tradition that we’ve always done for them. Last year I made them a special pair with my Cricut Maker and added their nick names to their pj tops. This year I’m using my Cricut Maker again and infusible ink to create a Christmas favourite things pj top. My Cricut Maker has turned into one of my favourite crafting tools. It’s so versatile. I love all the different materials it can cut, like fabric, paper, vinyl, leather and even wood. Check out the wood feather decorations I made last Christmas with my Cricut maker here.
Christmas Favourite Things Pajamas:
I was inspired by this Christmas art work I made a few weeks ago -check it out here, and thought how fun it would be to personalize the Christmas favourites list for everyone in your family and make it special to them. For my youngest daughter Maddie, I asked what her very favourite things about Christmas were. This is the list she came up with. My older daughter came up with her own different personalized list, and I’ll be making her a special pj top too.
Then I thought how fun it would be to make one for myself and my husband too. It’s such a fun idea to really personalize a gift, and share a few inside jokes about everyones particular favourites. My list might include a puzzle, and my husband always upgrades our computers over the Christmas break so his list might include that and a few of our favourite Christmas treats like chocolate covered almonds. Once you start thinking about it the list could go on and on. And you can imagine the reactions surprising your family with these on Christmas Eve. It would also make for some pretty cute Christmas morning pictures with everyone in their personalized pjs. I bought matching pj bottoms too. Here’s how I made it.
For this project you will need
- Cricut Maker
- Infusible Ink T-shirt Blank
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet -Black
- Cricut Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut Tool Set
- Butcher Paper
- EasyPress 2
- Lint Roller
- EasyPress Mat
- Christmas Favourite Things Pattern in Design Space
How To Make Your Infusible Ink Christmas Favourite Things T-Shirt:
I began by creating the cut pattern. You’re welcome to use my pattern, find it here. You can edit it to personalize it for whomever you’re giving it to.
When you’re ready to cut it out, hit continue. Be sure the “mirror image” is on.
Choose Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet as your cutting material.
Next, apply your Cricut infusible ink transfer sheet to a regular cutting mat ink or colour side up, and cut out your infusible ink transfer sheet.
Once the infusible ink transfer sheet is cut out, remove it from the cutting mat and weed it using your Cricut tool set. I love storing my tools in the compartment of my Cricut Maker, it’s such a handy storage area.
To apply the infusible ink to the t-shirt, preheat your Easy Press 2 to 385 F and set the timer for 40 seconds. To prepare the t-shirt to receive the infusible ink transfer sheet, layer your Easy Press mat, and the t-shirt, with card stock inside. Next, use the lint roller to make sure the t-shirt surface is completely lint free.
Use the Easy Press 2 to preheat the t-shirt for 15 seconds. Now apply the infusible ink transfer sheet to the t-shirt, taking care to line it up in the middle.
Next, place a piece of butcher paper on top of the infusible ink transfer sheet. Place the Easy Press 2 on top with light pressure, and without moving it at all for the 40 seconds. Remove the Easy Press. Allow the transfer to cool slightly, and then remove it to reveal your beautiful personalized Christmas Favourite Things t-shirt.
The Perfect Gift
I really love working with the infusible ink, it really creates the most professional finish. I can’t wait to share these Christmas pjs with my girls on Christmas Eve – and maybe I’ll even get busy and create a set for my husband and I too.
With personalized Christmas pyjamas, life really is a party!