Even though it’s a bit under-represented outside of college campuses and taverns, my kids absolutely love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! I usually try to have a few decorations up and we eat some traditional Irish-themed food. Add in a few storybooks about Ireland and we’ve almost got a full celebration! Of course, no St. Patrick’s Day is complete without a splash of green on your clothing. This year, my boys are ready to go with this fun St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Iron-On!
My kids get a kick out of those t-shirts that look like the person is wearing a suit so I thought it would be fun to make a leprechaun version of that. OnlineLabels.com has a great line of Iron-On Transfer Paper that I used to make this project. I went with transfer paper that was meant for dark fabric so that the colors would be extra vibrant but that’s up to you. If you plan on putting this design onto any other color than white, I would highly suggest using the same transfer paper I did.
Once you’ve gathered the right supplies, print out the free St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Iron-On file found below. You may need to change the size of the free printable if you’re planning on putting the design on smaller t-shirts.
Use a pair of sharp scissors to trim away excess pieces of the transfer paper. I left a white strip of transfer paper under the bow tie so that I wouldn’t have to cut the green buttons out but you can exclude that piece if you want.
Set your iron to the highest setting and while it warms, remove the protective backing from the iron-transfer paper. This was probably the most difficult part for me since the two sheets just didn’t want to separate. If you’re having the same issues, I suggest slightly pulling on a corner until it stretches away from the backing.
Lay the transfer paper in the right place at the center of the t-shirt, cover with a protective sheet and slowly iron. I highly suggest reading the helpful instructions and hints provided by OnlineLabels.com found here.
Who knew how easy it would be to make your own St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Iron-On t-shirt? Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!