Custom DIY Valentine’s Day Shirt Gift {Tutorial}

Custom DIY Valentine’s Day Shirt Gift {Tutorial}

Dressing up our kids in the clothes of our choice is the reason we had kids, right? Make sure everyone knows who your kid loves most this Valentine’s Day by making this Drake-inspired DIY Valentine’s Day shirt for them to wear.

Little girl holding up a Valentine's Day shirt with "I Only Love My Bed and My Mama, I'm Sorry" text

I make no apologies: I would happily be my kids’ #1 Valentine every year if I could, and I’m not above staking my claim to them by writing it on their shirts in iron-on vinyl.

It doesn’t matter that my youngest kid is too young to read. I just know she’d agree with the words if she could. So, while I can, I’m calling dibs this year (and every year in the foreseeable future). Heck, I’ll continue to make this shirt as long as my kid agrees to wear it!

HOW THIS DIY VALENTINE’S DAY SHIRT CAME TO BE

While browsing Etsy months ago, I fell in love (appropriate for a Valentine’s Day post, no?) with this svg file from Shoplemonsandlollis. (as of 1/2020, this Etsy shop has closed). However, if I were making this project today, I’d use this svg file from theRusticFoxxShop or this one from StarrDesignShop.

Valentine's Day shirts with "I Only Love My Bed and My Mama, I'm Sorry" and "Mr. Lova Lova" text

With Valentine’s Day looming and no other cute t-shirt ideas coming to mind, I was so happy to have this file tucked away in my svg arsenal.

To me, it doesn’t scream “Valentine’s Day!” and at the rate my kids grow (or I should say – at the rate they don’t grow), I just know they will still be able to wear these shirts in say, October. But even with the red foil lettering I added, this shirt will be in style no matter the time of year.

If you want lay claim to your kid(s) this Valentine’s Day or if you want to make an adult size for yourself for Galentine’s Day, here is a free Cricut tutorial outlining how to do it!

Valentine's Day shirt with "I Only Love My Bed and My Mama, I'm Sorry" text

Make this Drake-inspired DIY Valentine’s Day Shirt:

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Step 1: Gather your supplies

Step 2: Upload the image to your Cricut Design Space 

  • First, download the svg file you wish to use
  • Open Cricut Design Space and in a New Project, click on the Upload button on the left sidebar.
  • Next, 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 3: Cut, weed and heat press your design as you would any other HTV project.

Valentine's Day shirt wrapped in a red bow with white hearts

My little girl will be wearing this shirt come Valentine’s Day (and beyond). Paired with a cute bow & leggings, she’s sure to break some hearts.

I’d love to see your versions of this shirt! Leave me some comments below or tag me on Instagram and tell me all about it!

AS ALWAYS – IF YOU NEED HELP BRAINSTORMING OR CREATING A CUSTOM GIFT OR EVENT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME! I’D LOVE TO HELP!

Until then, the craft room is calling and I must go…

IF YOU LOVE THIS SHIRT, CHECK OUT THIS MR. LOVA LOVA VALENTINE’S DAY SHIRT

Valentine's Day shirt with "Mr. Lova Lova" text

NEED MORE DIY VALENTINE IDEAS?

If you need even more DIY valentines, check out these easy options. Click on any of the images below to be taken to more information, tutorials and printables!

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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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