When I think about classic monster movies, I think of the popular ones like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy. But if you ask me who my favorite movie monster is, I’d definitely say Godzilla. I’ve been watching those movies since I was a kid, and if I’m being honest, I still watch them. We even have Godzilla movie marathons in our house! So for this month’s Movie Monday Challenge featuring classic monster movies, I absolutely had to make this Happy Godzilla T-shirt for my son. Boy, was he thrilled! I like it so much I’m making one for myself, too.
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Make Your Own Happy Godzilla T-shirt
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut EasyPress
- EasyPress Mat
- Light Grip Mat
- Dark Green Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Weeder Tool
- Etsy Godzilla Art Files
Make Your Own Happy Godzilla T-shirt Steps
1: Open a new project in Cricut Design Space. Upload the Godzilla PNG image you purchased from Etsy and resize it.
2: Insert text boxes with the wording and change the font to Cricut’s Eagle Bold. Resize the text boxes to fit with the Godzilla image.
3: Select everything and right click to Attach them together.
4: Open a Template for a Classic T-shirt so you can resize the entire file to fit well on the shirt.
5: Put the green HTV (shiny side down) onto the Light Grip Mat and cut out the file on your Cricut machine. Make sure to set it to Mirror Image and set the dial to Custom>Regular HTV.
6: Weed the negative space from the HTV. You should be able to peel it off in one piece, except for the letter centers.
7: Preheat the Cricut Easy Press to 315° F. Follow the instructions on this chart to iron on the HTV. You can also use Cricut’s interactive heat settings guide to help you if you’re not using a regular cotton t-shirt.
That’s it! I feel like the more t-shirts I make with my Explore Air 2 and EasyPress, the easier they are to make. You can make your own Happy Godzilla T-shirt, too! If you’ve been hesitant to try making t-shirts or your Cricut is still in the box, just go for it. Don’t expect everything to be perfect because we’ve all had our oops moments, like forgetting to set it to mirror image, or putting the HTV on the mat upside down, missing bits when weeding–I could go on and on. You can do this!
Take a look at my tutorial for how to Personalize Your T-shirt with Heat Transfer Vinyl for even more detailed instructions.
And if you’re not sure if t-shirts are your thing to make with your Cricut, you should check out the pages of Cricut projects they have over at Favecrafts!
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . MONSTER MOVIES! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite film so long as it was inspired by the challenge word.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #moviemondaychallenge! If You’re a blogger and you’d like to join our Facebook Group, you can request an invite HERE.
Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!