Custom Irish-themed Sibling Shirt Gifts {Tutorial}

Custom Irish-themed Sibling Shirt Gifts {Tutorial}

Welcome a new baby to the brood using this Irish-themed sibling shirt tutorial. Create a custom sibling shirt set and give the perfect baby shower gift for wee lads and lasses.

Have you ever finished a custom gift only to wish you could keep it for yourself? (or in this case, for your kids?)

This is one of those projects for sure. I have a soft spot in my heart for anything Irish, Gaelic and/or St.Patrick’s Day-related.

Navy and gold Irish-themed sibling shirt flatlay with green glitter shamrock decorations

Shamrocks, green glitter, drinking analogies?

Yes, please.

Shamrock shakes, green beer?

I have no shame. I love it all.

The perfect sibling shirt tutorial for a Notre Dame fan

So when I started working on this gift for a couple who played collegiate sports at Notre Dame, I knew their love of everything IRISH would match my own. I just had a feeling this project would rank among my favorite custom shirts yet.

Once I show you how easy it is to make your own, it’ll rank among your favorites as well. You’ll want to use this Irish-themed sibling shirt tutorial and make this set with me for sure.

Here it goes…

Make these "Big Brother and Little Sister" Irish-themed sibling shirts using the tutorial at

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Step 1: Gather your supplies

Step 2: Download the fonts & upload it to Cricut Design Space

I used 2 fonts that do not come standard with Cricut Design Space: ChunkFive Ex and IrishUncialfabeta-bold. You can get both for free (for personal use) from and upload it to Design Space. Just follow the directions below to install it –

Download directions:

  • First, go to and search for both fonts by name (or use the links above) and click on the gray “download” button to the right of the fonts.
  • Next, once the zip files download to your computer, open the files and double-click on the TrueType font files to open them.
  • Then hit the “install” button at the top of the document.
  • Finally, once the installs are complete, open Cricut Design Space and select your new fonts from the font drop-down menu. (If you are already working in Design Space, you’ll want to refresh it or log out and back in so you can see the new font selection).

The shirt size was a 6/7T, and the onesie was newborn (0-3 months), so the text sizes were:

  • “Little” font size: 81
  • “Sister” font size: 60.5
  • “Big” font size: 193.25
  • “Brother” font size: 121

Step 3: Upload the shamrock image to your Cricut Design Space 

If you already subscribe to Cricut Design Space Access, I’m sure there are dozens of shamrock images readily accessible. But, I did not have a subscription, so I uploaded my own.

If you’d like to do the same, you’ll need to:

  • Download the image to your device
  • Open Cricut Design Space and in a New Project, click on the Upload button on the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Upload Image button and then the Browse button to navigate to where you’ve saved your image.
  • Double click on the file
  • Add an image name and tags and click Save.
  • Now your image will be saved to Recently Uploaded Images under the Upload tab.
  • Finally, click on your image and hit the “Insert Images” button, which will take you back to your canvas for further manipulation.


Step 4: Cut, weed and heat press your design as you would any other HTV project.

I hate to admit it, but I was a little bit apprehensive about using gold foil and green glitter for the Big Brother shirt. I didn’t want it to look too feminine. Boy was I wrong! I think the parents would agree with me on that one 🙂

Step 5: Share the end product of using this Sibling Shirt tutorial!

I’d love to hear how you made this project your own and see your version of the finished product!

What do you think? Would you have used different fonts or htv colors? Hit me up on Instagram or leave a comment below.


More later, the craft room is calling and I must go…


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Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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