Valentine’s Day is always a great holiday to sport some new clothes but with a fun heart theme, most designs can be worn year round! Check out this fun DIY Valentine’s Day T-shirt design that is both fun to wear and to play as you can move the pieces to display whatever winning game combo you want! Grab it plus 12 other Valentine’s Day free cut files for all your crafting needs!
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I’m so happy for today’s post as it’s the first of many free cut file round ups I’ll be doing this year showcasing some other free files you can get from fellow creative friends! Scroll to the bottom of the post so see all their designs that are all available free!
Note: I’m a Cricut user so my instructions relate to my Cricut machine and Cricut Design Space, but you Silhouette users are smart so I know you’ll figure it out! If not, go visit friend Elise at Polka Dotted Blue Jay for more tips!
DIY Valentine’s Day T-shirt Supplies:
- Blank T-shirt
- 3 Heat Transfer Vinyl Colors (we used black, Rose Glitter, Purple Glitter)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Cut File (available FREE here!)
- Cricut weeding Tool
- Cricut EasyPress
Geeky designers note: I create all my cut files in Adobe Illustrator and save them as an SVG file to upload into my Cricut Design Space. Typically when I make an SVG file that has several separate pieces of the same color, I make them a compound path before uploading for you. That’s not really a term or technique you really need to know but DO know that I didn’t do that this time around, and for good reason! 1) I hate wasting vinyl so this actually allows you to cut your X’s and heart shaped O’s out of scraps, if you want. And 2) you can actually now duplicate some of the pieces if you wanted to make different combinations of the Tic Tac Toe board!
If you DID want to just have the machine go ahead and cut it out as it’s been designed and you don’t care about wasting vinyl, you can select all the same color icons, right click and choose “attach” in design space. This will keep them all in their exact positions when you cut and weed them so lessen any lining up time you need to do later.
Whichever route you decide to cut, go ahead and use the machine to grab all the pieces you need for your Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s shirt! Tip: Don’t forget to mirror before going to cut!
Lay your shirt down on your EasyPress mat and press your tic tac toe board piece first. Since I used everyday heat transfer vinyl for that part, I had to press it at 315 for 30 seconds.
Once I went to do the X’s and O’s, which were made of glitter heat transfer vinyl, I had to hike my machine up to the recommended 330 degrees temperature for the same 30 seconds.
After peeling and cooling, this Tic Tac Toe design is ready to be worn for Valentine’s Day or any day really!
I had my 7 year old in mind for this design as she loves games and is she’s always in need of more t-shirts for all the themed spirit days at school.
Check out these other Valentine’s Free Cut Files from my fellow crafty creators:
- Round Valentine Sign
- Stamped Valentine’s Day Gift Wrap
- Abstract Valentine’s Plaque
- Love You Knockout SVG
- Lip Dessert Toppers
- XOXO Valentine’s Day Cut File
- Love in a bag
- Relationship Status
- My Sister is my Valentine DIY T-shirt
- Valentine’s Day Free File (This file is no longer available, sorry)
- No Hugs or Kisses Just Valentine’s Wishes SVG
- Six Ways to Use Your Free Valentine’s Day digital file