Everyone needs matching family Christmas shirts for the holidays! Grab your Silhouette machine and some heat transfer vinyl to get crafting.
Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with matching anything for the holiday’s. 🙋🏻♀️
Chris and I (and now our child) get matching pajamas every single year to wear on Christmas Eve. It’s one of my favorite things to buy because I’m all about having new pajamas to wear around the house and I love that my collection grows each year! (I’m a pajama pants hoarder….and I love it!)
This year we went a little bit further and got matching Disney Christmas sweaters to wear because I saw them and just had to have them. They’re cozy and warm and I will wear mine everywhere!
Because I can’t just leave the matching there I decided that matching family Christmas shirts had to happen too. Ones that I could make and pass out at our annual Christmas dinner that I host every year.
Each year it’s gotten easier and faster to make my own shirts. I’ve learned little tricks here and there that make the whole process go smoother. Like the fact that you can use pieces of transfer tape to pick up small pieces of vinyl you need to weed (WHAT?!). Or that cutting a small box around your design not only helps you weed faster but it also saves your vinyl from being wasted. 🤯
It also helps that I’ve upgraded some of my tools too. Because better tools make all the difference!
I honestly can’t rave enough about my Cricut EasyPress. Even though I’m a Silhouette girl through and through I am 100% happy that I invested in a Cricut product. And this is coming from someone who had the really old Cricut Expression 2 machine. Which was terrible and was a huge reason why I switched to Silhouette (and I’ve never looked back!). The EasyPress is the best tool and is my top recommendation if a heat press just isn’t in your budget or you don’t have space for one.
I’ve also learned that Etsy is the place to go for awesome hand-lettered files since I currently don’t make my own. The Smudge Factory is still my top pick for anything hand-lettered but there are also a lot of other great shops to buy from on there! But this Elf file on the family Christmas shirts are from The Smudge Factory so….yea. It’s my go-to you guys. I’ve made this reversible holiday sign and this hand-lettered deer sign with more of her files too. So it’s safe to say I’m an addict.
These matching family Christmas shirts are:
- festive, and
- easy to make!
The best part about these shirts is that you can make them for your kids or get the cousins in on the holiday spirit! I think it would be fun to get a family picture with all the kids wearing them. I mean, the kids might not be thrilled to all be matching but the adults sure will get a kick out of it! 🤣
Or, you know, you could just make them for your little family and call it a day. So many options!
These matching family Christmas shirts really are so simple and so easy to make. They’re the perfect starter craft for those of us just dipping our toes into all the holiday diys!
But…if you are looking for more holiday inspiration I think you should check out these crafts. Just in case you need a little push from this self-proclaimed holiday craft enabler. 😉