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It’s now the weekend before Christmas and I know a lot of people are traveling to be with their loved ones. Thankfully we are staying home this year, but usually we are holiday travelers as well.
One of our goals in the next few years is to travel to Disney World and do a Christmas family vacation there with our two girls. One with not so much stress and more quality family time. I can’t wait until we can make this happen and today I have the perfect design to wear if you’re taking a family vacation this year.
This free cut file design would go great on a shirt and can be made in just a few minutes. I designed it using 3 different colors, however if you’d like to use a solid color, such as white or black, that would look great as well.
All you need to do is weld the entire design together, size it and then send it to cut. If you choose this method you may just need 1 sheet of iron-on vinyl and you could be done with it in just one press. How awesome is that?
If you choose to use all 3 colors in the design, all you need to do is press one color at a time starting with the bottom element. This will allow you to be able to layer that bottom element, the word “vacation” on top of the word “Christmas”.
If you are using a glitter iron-on for your shirts, just remember that you do not want to layer any other iron-on vinyl on top of it. Doing this will not only make it so that your top layer is likely to fall off in the wash, but it will also have a texture come through when heat is applied.
One of the biggest questions that I get from people who are diving into making shirts is, “Do I need a heat press or can I use my regular iron?” and the the answer is simple.
Yes, you can use a household iron to apply iron-on vinyl. It will require a good amount of heat and pressure, but it will stick. The problem with household irons is that the vinyl may start to come off after a few washes. If these are shirts for your own family, this may not be a problem for you as they may be one-time use shirts.
If you plan to gift or sell your shirts, I would recommend 100% investing in either a heat press (this is the one I use, I got it on Amazon and I’ve had it for over 2 years), or a Cricut EasyPress at the very least.
Using a heat press or the Cricut EasyPress will allow you to follow the specific directions from the vinyl supplier. This includes the suggested temperature, pressure and time needed for proper application.
This will allow for your designs to stay on the garment for the life of the garment usually. I have shirts that I pressed years ago that still look freshly pressed when they come out of the washer and dryer. I don’t have to worry about the iron-on lifting off the shirt and I feel so much better if I gift or sell my shirts now.
QUICK NOTE: You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
DOWNLOAD THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY VACATION SVG CUT FILE HERE