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DIY Greatest Showman T-Shirt

This DIY Greatest Showman T-shirt made with glitter iron-on vinyl is an easy project with the Cricut Explore.  Follow these step by step instructions for how to use heat transfer vinyl and you can make this project in less than an hour! This post is sponsored by Walmart, as always all the information is honestly mine!Little girl wearing DIY tshirt with quote "A million dreams are keeping me awake" from The Greatest Showman movie, DIY Greatest Showman T-shirtOur family is obsessed with The Greatest Showman, the sound track has been on repeat for the last month and we can’t wait until the dvd is released in April! As I’ve listened to the sound track the line “a million dreams are keeping me awake” stuck out and I thought it would be a darling t-shirt for my girls.

Toddler wearing DIY Greatest Showman quote tshirt, DIY Greatest Showman T-shirt

Did you know you can purchase the Cricut Explore and Cricut supplies at with 2 day shipping?! 2-day shipping is free with a $35 order. I’m all about ordering things online and having them arrive at my doorstep. I love my Cricut and I love that I can get my Cricut products at Walmart! Anytime I can avoid a trip to the store with toddlers I take it! 

"A million dreams are keeping me awake" DIY glitter image on white tshirt, DIY Greatest Showman T-shirtHave you used iron-on vinyl yet? It’s so fun, I want to make all. the. t-shirts! I loved the Cricut foil iron-on tee I made last year and mixing the glitter and regular iron-on vinyl for Christmas PJ’s was so fun!

kids playing at beach

I was so excited to be able to take photos of the kids at the beach on our family vacation last week! If I lived near the beach I think I might be tempted to take all my photos in the gorgeous sunset light of the ocean. 🙂

Supplies needed for DIY Greatest Showman t-shirt:

Cricut Explore Machine

Cricut Iron-on Vinyl (I used glitter aqua)

Blank T-shirt (I used the Garanimals toddler shirt for my 2 year old and Wonder Nation shirt for my 5 year old)

Download the quote image HERE

blank tshirts and Cricut supplies purchased on for DIY Greatest Showman T-shirt

How to make DIY Greatest Showman t-shirt

  1. Download the quote image and watch the video above that shows how to combine the text with the word bubble in Cricut design space. 
  2. Place the iron-on vinyl on your cutting mat with the shiny (liner side) down on to the mat. Make sure to click mirror-image ON in the cutting settings and choose glitter vinyl.
  3. Using a weeding tool remove the vinyl around the outside of the image as well as the letters. As you can see in the photos we use the white of the t-shirt as the color for the letters.
  4. Iron the space on your shirt where you will place the vinyl to warm it up. Find the center of your t-shirt and the center of your image and place the vinyl down on the shirt with the clear liner up. If you don’t like how it’s placed pick it up and reposition it. It’s not final until you iron it on.
  5. Iron on your image. I like to place a piece of thin fabric (press cloth) in between the plastic liner and the iron. The best trick I have found is to really press hard into your iron for 15-20 seconds while you are ironing each spot of the vinyl. Let the vinyl cool and then remove the clear liner. If the image starts to pull away as you pull away the liner you know you need to iron that spot a little bit more.

DIY Greatest Showman T-shirt, Girl running on beach

As I mentioned before I purchased all the items for this project on and with 2 day free shipping I didn’t even need to plan too far in advance for the supplies to arrive. I’m sure you’ve seen the ever growing selection of DIY supplies at Walmart, I’m always impressed in the selection when I’m in my local store. You can search online for crafts and supplies for all your DIY projects! I’m in love with the online shopping era we live in! 

Making iron-on vinyl shirts is SO easy and it’s amazing how professional and beautiful you can make homemade t-shirts with the Cricut Explore. I’m in love with this DIY Greatest Showman t-shirt!  I’d love to hear your ideas for t-shirt designs! Monograms? Silhouettes? Phrases or Quotes? Tell me your ideas in the comments or tag me on instagram @handmadeintheheartland or facebook ! 

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