You may or may not know this about me, but I am a big nerd. Seriously. HarryPotterIsEVERYTHING. HARRYPOTTERISLIFE. These spell-binding (see what I did there?) books started coming out right when I was 11 years old (which if you know the series, it’s when you are supposed to get your Hogwarts letter). Alas, I never did get that elusive letter, which forces me to accept that I am a muggle *tears*, but nevertheless I forged on and devoured each new book as it was released. I could go on and on and on (and on) about how much I love HP, but I will digress. I’ve been wanting to make a t-shirt that combines my childhood, and eternal, love of Harry Potter and my grown-up love for coffee. Thus the Harry Potter Accio Coffee t-shirt was born!
I recently joined a Silhouette Challenge group and thought this would be the perfect first project as part of this group. I’ll show you how I made the t-shirt using a Silhouette machine below and then stay tuned to the bottom of the post where you can click over to all the other awesome challenge projects!
Let’s get started, shall we?
Harry Potter Accio Coffee T-Shirt Materials
- Plain T-shirt
- Silhouette CAMEO or Silhouette Portrait
- Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl in two colors
- Hook tool
- Iron and Ironing Board
I first started by creating my design in the Silhouette Design Studio. Accio is the summoning spell used in Harry Potter, so I think it was fair and humorous to make a design that was basically telling the world to bring me coffee 🙂 Once I created my design, I mirrored it so that it would print correctly onto my heat transfer vinyl.
Then I inserted my heat transfer vinyl into my Silhouette by sticking it in, shiny/glittery side down, and hitting ‘load media’ on my CAMEO’s touchscreen.
After my Accio Coffee design was cut out, I unloaded the heat transfer vinyl and weeded away the unnecessary areas using my hook tool till I was left with the pretty sparkly design.
I then placed my design on top of my t-shirt, picking it up and readjusting it about a bajillion times until I had it exactly where I wanted it.
To iron it down, I placed a washcloth over my design and then ironed over it for several minutes, sometimes leaving the iron in one place for several seconds to really adhere it in place.
Once I was sure my design was stuck to my t-shirt, I took away the washcloth and peeled back the plastic sheeting. To make my design more 3D and custom looking, I repeated the steps above, this time with black glitter heat transfer vinyl, and off-centered it over the gold, making a cool glittery shadow.
After I was absolutely sure I had it in the right spot, I ironed once more with the washcloth on top. I then peeled off the backing, turned the shirt inside out and ironed it from the inside to make sure everything was fused properly.
And abracadabra my Harry Potter Accio Coffee t-shirt was done! Is it possible to be in love with a t-shirt? Because I think I totally am. *swoon*
No, I don’t plan on using this t-shirt for home decor (how could I not wear this bad boy??) but it was fun hanging it in various places and styling it. Like with my awesome vintage Hogwarts poster. Perfection? I think so.
Yes, I may have a *small tiny minuscule okay HUGE* obsession with all things HP and it makes me happy. It was a lot of fun making this shirt and I can’t wait to show it off! I’m sure all of you other Harry Potter (and coffee) nerds will appreciate it. I may even be persuaded to make them to sell if I get enough interest! Just leave a comment or email me if you might want to purchase one!
Now that you’ve seen my awesome HP Accio Coffee shirt in action, it’s time to check out all of the other challenge participants’ fab projects! There is something for everyone – from home decor to baby stuff to organization items to party decorations and more! Check ’em out by clicking a link below 🙂 You won’t be sorry, promise!
Hobnail House – Spring Cutout Banner
Pig and Rabbit – Princess Party Favor Bags
Pocketful of Posies – DIY Paper Olive Plants
DIY Passion – Wood Shim Wreath with Paper Flowers
C’mon Get Crafty – Sleeping Baby Delivery Sign
Tried and True – Easter Bunny Carrot Plate
Holy Craft – DIY Custom Phone Case
My Life from Home – Easter Candy Bucket
Knock It Off Kim – Bunny Paper Cut Vase
Dwell Beautiful – Harry Potter Accio Coffee T-shirt
Morena’s Corner – Custom Flocked Birthday Card
Simply Darrling – Upcycled Nautical Anchor Serving Tray
Green With Decor – Making Food Party Labels Using Silhouette Machine
Creatively Southern – How to Make Chalkboard Sign with Silhouette Vinyl
Craving Some Creativity – Print and Cut Silhouette Closet Organization Tags
Vintage Romance Style – How to Create Your Childs Silhouette
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On a scale of 1 – 10, how big of a Harry Potter fan are you? 😉
(Original Accio Coffee design is copyright property of Erica Sooter/Dwell Beautiful)
Seriously awesome. The two-tone design is what really makes the project!
Thanks so much, Chanell! I originally only was planning to do it in gold, but then realized that having the second layer would really make it stand out 🙂
Such a cute shirt Erica! My husband would totally love this! Pinning!
Thanks so much, Cat! I had a lot of fun with this challenge and can’t wait to rock my new shirt! 🙂
Amazing! I want to make one 🙂
Thanks so much, Casey! I had a lot of fun making it 🙂
This is AWESOME, and I now need to make one. My hubby and I are both Potterheads. I love how you designed it!!
YESSS for fellow Potterheads! We really are the best 😉 Thank you so much – I’m basically going to live in this tshirt now haha
First of all, you are but a child! I feel super old that you were 11 when HP came out. Gah. Secondly, I have never layered vinyl and now I must layer all of the vinyl I have. I love this!
Haha, well I definitely feel older than I am some days! And layering vinyl was super fun and actually surprisingly easy! You must must try it 🙂
Cute, cute, cute!! Absolutely love it and I’m a big nerd as well. All things Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight, and Divergent. 🙂 If it’s for tweens, I’m all about it, lol
YES. I’m right there with you, Amy! No matter how old I get I will always love those series 🙂
This shirt is great! Combining two passions (well, three if you include creating) adds such a personal feel. I know you will be proud to show this off!
Haha you’re right – it really does combine 3 passions! 🙂 I’m definitely excited to wear it around!
Okay, I’ve been wanting to play around with HTV layers AND glitter HTV. This is so inspiring! I love how you layered it and awesome design!! Pinning to try!!
Thank you so much, Ellora (what a pretty name!) – it was a ton of fun and actually pretty easy to make this tshirt. And glitter is basically my best friend so I’m excited to wear it out and about!
We are huge, huge Harry Potter fans – this is perfect! I’m so excited about trying an iron on transfer. Maybe next month!
Yessss! Always good to talk to another Potter fan! 🙂 You definitely have to try iron-on transfer material – it is just too much fun!
OMG this is sooooo me!! I love coffee and HP! Cannot WAIT to make my own!
Yessss! *Internet High Five* Always so nice to meet another HP enthusiast! 🙂
This is so cute! I have to work up to an iron on transfer! 🙂
It’s not hard at all! I was a little intimidated by doing something so permanent, but it really was a piece of cake 🙂
Printing T-shirts is my passion!!
I too create my own designs for T-shirts and love to apply it on different types of T-shirts and outfits. I really loved your post! and keep posting it for future! and do share your unique ideas!
How big of a fan am I? On a scale of 1-10? 9 & 3/4, of course!!! And I siriously love this shirt!!!!!!!! The graphic is FANTASTIC!!!! I am also HP obsessed, my family and friends probably think I’m mental but whatever!!!!!!!
Are you making these to purchase??? Because I would LOVE to buy one!!!!!! Your graphic is so good that even MinaLima would be freaking out over it too!!!!!
Awww! Your comment just made my day!! It always makes me so ecstatic to meet another HP fan! 😀 I can definitely make one to sell if you’d like one – do you want it in the same colors or another color scheme? Thank you so much for liking my design – I had a lot of fun making it 🙂 I had no idea what MinaLima was before you brought it up to me, but oh my goodness, LOVE!
Oh my goodness! This is so cute! If you choose to sell these, I would definitely buy one! I’m equally obsessed with coffee and HP! 😜
I could definitely be persuaded to sell them! Would you want it in the same colors or different?
I am VERY interested in buying one of these BEAUTIFUL shirts! How much $ would you charge?
I’d love the same colors!! (Sorry this is a million years later I forgot that I’d have to check back for an answer😅)
I want one of these!!!! Would you make me one, and if so, how much are you selling them for? I love the colors as is!
Absolutely love the shirt. I don’t have any of the equipment to make it and I am a crafting beginner.
Is there a way you could make the iron-on for me?
Do you have the svg for sale? Would really like to use it if so 🙂