Custom ‘Mr. Lova Lova’ Valentine’s Day Gift {Tutorial}

Custom ‘Mr. Lova Lova’ Valentine’s Day Gift {Tutorial}

Making a last minute custom shirt for Valentine’s Day is a breeze with this 90s inspired “Mr. Lova Lova” Valentine’s Day shirt Cricut tutorial!

This year, I had all these grand plans for making custom Valentine’s Day shirts for my kids, but as with most things in my life these days, I’m running late getting them made! (I am finding that my procrastination is becoming more of a common theme on my blog. Last minute projects are apparently my jam.)

If you are in the same boat, I have a quick and easy Cricut tutorial for a last minute 90s inspired “Mr. Lova Lova” t-shirt for the little boy in your life. This shirt make a great gift!

And if you want to make an equally adorable shirt with more current song lyrics, check out my Drake-inspired “I Only Love My Bed & My Mama – I’m Sorry” Cricut tutorial.

Valentine's Day shirts with the text "Mr. Lova Lova" wrapped as gifts

At first glance, this shirt doesn’t scream “VALENTINE’S DAY!” since it is not covered in hearts, but I think it will bring a smile to a few faces in the drop-off line at preschool. Where are my Shaggy-lovin’ mamas at?!

And like I said, since this shirt isn’t covered in hearts or other obvious Valentine’s Day graphics, I think my son can get away with wearing this shirt beyond February 14th (always a plus with a last minute project!).

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

Wanna make a Mr. Lova Lova Valentine’s Day shirt too? Yeah, I thought so. Here is the world’s easiest Cricut tutorial:

To make your own “Mr. Lova Lova” Valentine’s Day shirt:

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Step 1: Gather your supplies

Step 2: Download font & upload it to Cricut

I used a font called “Rio & Ma” for this project, which is not a standard font in Cricut Design Space. I’ve used this font before on projects like my Olivier’s Best Friend onesie and love it.

To make a shirt exactly like mine, you can get it for free (for personal use) from dafont.com and upload it to Design Space. Just follow the directions below to install it –

*Always double-check the licensing for the fonts you download. I am using this font for personal use and will not be selling these shirts. However, there are plenty of completely free fonts on dafont.com.

Download directions:

  • Go to Dafont.com and search for “Rio & Ma” and click on the gray “download” button to the right of the font.
  • Once the zip file has completed its download to your computer, open the file and double-click on the “Rio & Ma” TrueType font file to open it.
  • Then hit the “install” button at the top of the document.
  • Once the install is complete, open Cricut Design Space and select your new font 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 I used for my son is a 4T, so the text size is 255. When I grouped the words together, the final size of the entire text block was 5.5″ x 8″.

Cricut Design Space screen shot with "Mr. Lova Lova" text on a youth baseball t-shirt

boy holding a Valentine's Day shirt with "Mr. Lova Lova" text

Step 3: Cut, weed & press your design as you would any other HTV project

If you use this tutorial to make your own version of this shirt – as a gift, for yourself or for your kids – I’d love to hear about it! Hit me up in the comments below or tag me on Instagram.

Valentine's Day shirts with the text "Mr. Lova Lova" wrapped as gifts with a red background

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

More later! My craft room is calling & I must go…

If you love this shirt, check out this Drake-inspired Valentine’s Day shirt:

Valentine's Day shirt flat lay with the text "Mr. Lova Lova" and "I only love my bed and my mama. I'm Sorry."

NEED MORE DIY VALENTINE IDEAS?

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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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