If you ask me, dinosaurs are pretty darn scary. Incorporate a bit more dino-riffic scare into your Halloween festivities with this Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween cut file. It’s perfect for t-shirts, pillows, artwork, you name it!
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My boyfriend’s son is really into dinosaurs. I am not sure yet if it’s more a fascination with the Jurassic Park movies (I will take a little Chris Pratt any day) or the study of creatures that lived in a world we can only imagine, but either way I am happy to indulge. This year he’s decided to dress up as a raptor for Halloween. His Dad purchased the perfect costume, but I thought I’d bring a little homemade to the mix by making a fun t-shirt for him to enjoy while he’s not wearing his costume…
If you’ve been around here long, you know I love a good pun. I hope he enjoys my take on a Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween image just as much as I do.
Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Cut File T-Shirt
This Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Cut File brings the perfect amount of scare to the table and guess what my favorite part of this project is??? This t-shirt glows in the dark!
What you will need to recreate this Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween T-shirt:
- Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Cut File (scroll to bottom of the post for download)
- Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Black T-Shirt
- Electronic Cutting Machine (I use this moderately priced Cricut machine)
- Weeding Tool (this one is my favorite)
- Heat source (you can use an iron, but I prefer the Easy Press for more permanence)
- Heat mat (I use this one so that I can work on any surface)
How to create a T-shirt using this Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Cut File:
- Download the Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Cut File (see download button below).
- Upload the design to your electronic cutting machine’s design software and create the appropriately sized layout. For this large youth t-shirt I sized the image to about 8 inches wide.
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen.
- Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV on the dial or in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Place the t-shirt on a heat-resistant surface. Pre-heat the t-shirt you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds and crease the center for placement reference.
Note: I love using this Cricut mat. I can use it on any hard surface without concern AND it helps heat my projects evenly.
- Position the design on the t-shirt sticky side down so that you see it clearly through the transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Press the t-shirt firmly according to the directions on your vinyl and heat source (typically about 40-60 seconds).
Note: I have used an iron, as well as a professional t-shirt press and I prefer the Cricut Easy Press over both. It’s easy to use, store and always creates a consistent result.
- Remove the heat source. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled.
It’s so easy to make personalized t-shirts for any occasion!