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Hello friends! I am so excited to share this craft with you because it has honestly been so long since I’ve set aside some time to craft and get it photographed for the blog! It felt really good to get back to it. And a big thanks to NuFun for sending me heat transfer paper to try out. I knew right away what I wanted to make with it! These DIY Mom and Me Besties Shirts turned out so cute and were so much fun to make!
For this project, I needed plain shirts, NuFun heat transfer paper, a printer/computer, scissors, and an iron/heat press. The transfer paper came with clear directions, so I just followed them verbatim.
After I designed the image for our shirts (I did it right in PicMonkey), I printed the image on the transfer paper according to the directions again. You can use my image (bottom of this post), or create your own. Just remember to mirror your image so that it prints backward!
Next, we cut out the designs and heated up the iron.
This was really simple… just lay the image face down on the shirt and apply heat and pressure with the iron. All the directions are super simple to follow. I like to place a piece of fabric in between the transfer paper and iron just so that the transfer paper doesn’t stick to the iron or move from its placement. This is not something that you have to do, but it is my preference.
Peeling away the paper backing to reveal the image on the shirt is my favorite part! I usually using heat transfer vinyl to make my shirts, so I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of color and how well it adhered to the shirts.
It was a pretty quick project and something we enjoyed making and wearing together! This is a great alternative if you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine and I love that you can design, print, cut, and iron so quickly.
I don’t know how much longer I have to twin with this cute girl of mine, so I am soaking it up while I can! But this shirt design doesn’t necessarily have to be a mom and me idea! It can be between friends, siblings, cousins, etc.
If you decide to make these DIY besties shirts, please let me know! It completely brightens my day when y’all use the ideas you find here. And for convenience, here is the link for the transfer paper:
And below are the shirt design images. Just right click and save!
Thanks for stopping by, friends! Happy crafting!