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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(Original Accio Coffee design is copyright property of Erica Sooter/Dwell Beautiful)