15+ DIY Halloween T Shirt Ideas | By Your Cricut, Bleach, Vinyl

Are you still considering your Halloween costume for this year? Let’s make your own DIY Halloween t shirt in a matter of minutes! The shirts designed from your own ideas will make you stand out during special holidays like Halloween. So, let’s take a look at TeeNavi for various amazing ideas and instructions to create your own unique items.

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1. About DIY Halloween T shirt ideas

It can be said that Halloween is one of the most eagerly awaited holidays of the year because this is an opportunity for individuals to freely create and showcase their impressive costumes in front of everyone. Instead of purchasing clothing from the shop, many people can DIY Halloween shirts by themselves. With just a few plain t-shirts and a little imagination, you can create some awesome homemade Halloween t shirts for yourself, your family and your friends.

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Creating a DIY Halloween t shirt would bring people an interesting experience

Moreover, making a DIY Halloween t shirt painting is a creative and enjoyable way to give your old garments a new lease of life. With only a basic plain t-shirt, there are several methods for you to unleash your creativity. For instance, people can use the bleach method to give the shirt a new colour or create a shirt with many unique Halloween-themed prints with a Cricut machine. Of course, the finished items will make you completely ecstatic to perform it for everyone on Halloween.

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2. T-shirt Halloween costumes DIY with your cricut

One of the simplest methods for giving your DIY Halloween t shirts a pleasing appearance is by using a Cricut machine. So, we have created some Halloween t shirt ideas by a Cricut machine that are just ready for you to create them. Thus, don’t skip these t-shirt designs and, if you’d like, add your own customizations.

2.1. Bats T-shirt – DIY for Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, people commonly think of scary images such as pumpkins, skeletons, spiders, zombies, clowns,… and bats are also a common emblem among them. However, you can design your own not-so-spooky bat Halloween shirt ideas just by a Cricut machine. Especially, this bat shirt pattern combines black and glitter iron-on vinyl, which will help you confidently immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Halloween parties.

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DIY cool bat art Halloween t-shirt costumes

Here are some guidelines to help you create a perfect bats DIY Halloween t shirt with your Cricut:

  • Preparation: Cricut maker machine, Cricut Design Space software, bat icon, grey cotton t-shirt, 12″ x 12″ standard grip Cricut mat, Black glitter Iron-on, black iron-on Lite, EasyPress, weeding tool.
  • Instructions: 
    • Wash and dry the t-shirt that you’re going to customize.
    • Warm up the EasyPress device.
    • Measure the size of the t-shirt surface and size design in design space accordingly.
    • Follow onscreen instructions to cut bat art iron-on vinyl pieces.
    • Cut the weed into pieces as needed.
    • Put each iron-on vinyl piece on the t-shirt. Be careful not to overlap the vinyl.
    • Iron each layer of vinyl as necessary, according to the directions on the packaging.
  • Tips: The heat settings for glitter and standard vinyl require a slight difference.

2.2. Trick or treat T-shirt

How about a cute Halloween t-shirt? Based on trick or treating, this lovely t-shirt will boost the enthusiasm and excitement of your Halloween event. You may also add your own preferred iron-on vinyl colours and styles to this adorable shirt design. Thus, this funny DIY Halloween t shirt will be perfect for your children, which gives them a festival filled with lots of laughter.

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“Trick Or Treat” pumpkin Halloween essential funny t-shirt

The following guidelines will assist you in designing a Trick or treat t-shirt:

  • Preparation: Cricut maker machine, Cricut design space™ software, Trick or Treat icon, black cotton t-shirt, 12″ x 12″ standard grip, Cricut mat, everyday iron-on 12X24 neon green, everyday iron-on 12X24 neon orange, iron-on lite white, EasyPress, weeding tool
  • Instructions: 
    • Pre-wash and dry the t-shirt that you’re going to customize.
    • Preheat the EasyPress machine.
    • Check the size of the t-shirt surface and size design in design space accordingly.
    • Follow onscreen instructions to cut bat art iron-on vinyl pieces.
    • Cut the weed into pieces as needed.
    • Follow the instructions on the package to iron each layer of vinyl as necessary. Start with the back-most design colour and work your way up through the layers.
  • Tips: The heat settings for glitter and standard vinyl require a slight difference.

2.3. DIY spiderweb T-shirt

A DIY spiderweb t-shirt is also an ideal t-shirt design for this Halloween festival. Glitter iron-on vinyl is used in this sparkly t-shirt design to make the spider web graphics pop out on any black shirt. A shirt with shimmering features will make you undoubtedly stand out at the Halloween party.

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Spider web lazy DIY Halloween costume spooky insect shirt

You may create a DIY spiderweb t-shirt by following some simple instructions:

  • Preparation: Cricut Maker, Cricut Design Space system, spiderweb picture, black cotton t-shirt, and grip Cricut mat in black with silver glitter EasyPress, iron-on, and weeding tool.
  • Instructions: 
    • Wash and dry the t-shirt that you’re going to customize.
    • Preheat the EasyPress machine.
    • Measure the size of the t-shirt surface and size design in the design space accordingly.
    • Follow onscreen instructions to cut spiderweb art iron-on vinyl pieces.
    • Weed cut pieces as necessary.
    • Put each iron-on vinyl piece on the t-shirt. Be careful not to overlap the vinyl.
    • Iron each layer of vinyl as necessary, according to the directions on the packaging.
  • Tips: The heat settings for glitter and standard vinyl require a slight difference.

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3. DIY Halloween t shirt with bleach

People can also choose other methods to make distinctive customized DIY t shirt Halloween costumes by designing bleached dyed shirts. So, let’s try creating these fascinating DIY bleached Halloween t-shirts that your family and friends definitely adore! We have rounded up some DIY for Halloween ideas with bleach to assist you in getting the greatest outfit on this special occasion.

3.1. Happy Halloween T-shirt

There’s nothing greater than wearing homemade Halloween t shirts designed from your own ideas. Just by using a wood cutout, a cheap tee, and some bleach, you can make yourself a cool shirt. Let’s celebrate Halloween with a fantastic bleach “Happy Halloween” shirt.

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Happy Halloween tombstone – bleach Halloween themed shirt

Some guidelines will help you design a fantastic bleach t-shirt:

  • Preparation: Wood Halloween sign, t-shirt, washable adhesive spray, spray bottle, bleach, water, cardboard.
  • Instructions: 
    • Spray basting spray or other washable adhesive sprays on the back of the wood sign until it’s slightly sticky to touch. You may substitute a glue stick if don’t have basting spray.
    • To protect the back of the garment from bleach spray, place a piece of cardboard inside. It should ideally be large enough to fill the garment. Lay the garment flat in a well-ventilated place.
    • Place the sign sticky side down on the t-shirt and push firmly to ensure that it adheres.
    • Spray the sign with a mixture of one part water and bleach. It’s better when spraying from inside to around the outside of the sign. You only need to get the fabric lightly wet, don’t soak it with the bleach water or the bleach will begin to leak under the sign, ruining your shirt.
    • The fabric surrounding the sign appears brighter. Be patient and just apply the spray to any areas having missed after 5 minutes.
    • After the bleach spray has had 20-30 minutes to dry, peel the wood sign off the shirt.
    • Immediately rinse the shirt until the entire shirt is very wet. Rinse the shirt a couple of times, then wash and dry it on a normal cycle before wearing it.
  • Tips: Start experimenting on old shirts if this’s your first time making bleach shirts.

3.2. Pumpkin and ghost Halloween T shirts

Pumpkin and ghost Halloween shirts are also a wonderful idea for a scary shirt at this festival. Especially, the bleach stains will make the shirt appear more twinkle against the dark colour backdrop, letting you stand out when wearing it.

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Pumpkin scary DIY Halloween bleach t shirts costumes

The following guidelines will assist you in designing a wonderful Pumpkin and ghost Halloween t-shirt:

  • Preparation: Pen, Hot iron & board, scissors, spray bottle, bleach, printouts, black cotton t-shirt, freezer paper/vinyl, scrap cardboard.
  • Instructions:
    • Gathering and preparing supplies: Print or hand-draw your designs, make bleach mix (100ml bleach to 200ml warm water), cut or fold scrap cardboard to fit inside your t-shirt.
    • Cut out your designs meticulously. You could use a craft knife and cutting mat if have one.
    • With a hot iron, iron on your freezer paper with shiny side down. You could also use vinyl. Then, peel off the freezer paper from the area that you want to be bleached.
    • Place your shirt outside, where it will be well-ventilated. Then, carefully start spraying. You can also add more warm water for a fine mist.
    • Watch the magic begin. When it has the colour you want (no longer than 20 minutes), remove the freezer paper and wash.
    • Remove the cardboard, then rinse out and soak the shirt for about 20 minutes in hot water with hand soap or dishwashing liquid. Then, just wash in your washing machine with normal washing liquid and dry. The bleach shirt is completed.
  • Tips: Start experimenting on old shirts if this’s your first time making bleach shirts.

4. DIY t shirt halloween costumes with vinyl

With these heat transfer vinyl techniques, you can turn basic plain tees into amazing spooky Halloween attire. In this way, you can save the amount of money on pricey outfits while still seeming professional. Let’s create fantastic shirts for your entire family or just for yourself. These are some excellent suggestions to get you going.

4.1. Zombie flip idea for your Halloween t shirt

We introduce you to a unique scary t-shirt idea for your Halloween celebrations – Zombie Flip Up shirt. This is a flip-up t-shirt that on the outside of the shirt is the words “Ask Me About My Zombie” while flipping the shirt up will be a terrifying zombie print. This unique design is sure to surprise everyone around you on Halloween.

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“Ask Me About My Zombie” shirt funny flip Halloween tee

We provide some guidelines to help you create a Zombie flip heat transfer vinyl t-shirt:

  • Preparation: T-shirt, heat transfer iron-on vinyl 12″ x 24″ roll, iron, ironing board or protective heat surface, weeder tool, printed design, ruler, x-acto knife.
  • Instructions:
    • Print and Prewash: Firstly, choose the design you like and print it out. Next, cut out your design. Then, prewash your shirt but do not use fabric softener because the residue may prevent the vinyl from sticking to the shirt.
    • Trace your design on the vinyl: On the side of the vinyl that’s not pretty, trace with a sharpie or pencil. Then, cut out your design from the vinyl.
    • Place your vinyl: Decide exactly the proper location to iron your vinyl by taking a second to put the shirt on.
    • Iron the vinyl: Iron the vinyl on to make your t-shirt transfer. Don’t leave the iron in the same spot for too long or the vinyl may melt into and ruin your shirt.
    • Peel back the carrier sheet: After the vinyl has been ironed on, carefully peel back the carrier sheet which is the clear front protection to the vinyl. If you see a piece that wasn’t well-fastened, iron that area once more.
    • Care and washing: The t-shirt should be turned inside out, hand washed in cold water, and then line dried instead of using the dryer.

4.2. Boo y’all T-shirt

Another funny idea for your DIY Halloween t shirts is a “Boo y’all” t-shirt design. A cute ghost print made from heat transfer vinyl, giving the wearers a wonderful experience when joining Halloween activities. You will definitely get in the Halloween mood with this amazing vinyl DIY t-shirt.

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Boo shirt scary pumpkin shirt funny halloween shirt

Customers can apply some of the following instructions to create a DIY heat transfer vinyl Halloween t shirt:

  • Preparation: blank shirts, iron-on vinyl foil, Cricut machine and cutting mat, iron, scissors
  • Instructions:
    • Upload your prefered designs into your design space.
    • Pick your patterns and resize them to fit your shirts. Get your design ready for cutting.
    • Place the shiny colour side of the iron-on vinyl foil on the cutting mat.
    • Make sure that you mirror your image and select the Iron-On setting before you cut.
    • Remove any excess iron and preheat your iron. Using scissors, divide the patterns if you cut out several of them. Make sure they are flat and place them on your shirts with the foil side up.
    • Use an iron set to its highest temperature to press down hard on all of the iron surfaces on’s regions for at least 20 seconds. then continuing to move the iron.
    • Pull the liner carefully away from the foil. Then, set it down right away and continue ironing if the edges of your foil start to lift with the liner. Completely take out all liners.

4.3. Hocus pocus T-shirt

Inspired by a comedy horror movie Hocus Pocus, this design is also a perfect suggestion for your DIY Halloween t shirt patterns. Therefore, horror movie buffs can’t ignore this impressive design idea to make your Halloween day more special. With modern heat transfer vinyl techniques, users can be completely assured of the item’s quality and confidently use it not only for Halloween but also for daily activities.

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Halloween “It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus” funny DIY Halloween t-shirts

Here are the instructions to design yourself a heat transfer vinyl Halloween t-shirt:

  • Preparation: T-shirt, heat transfer vinyl, weeding hook, iron, Hocus Pocus t-shirt design
  • Instructions:
    • Firstly, cut the design out of your heat transfer vinyl (HTV) using the Silhouette Cameo or another electronic cutting machine or scissors.
    • Cut each colour from a different piece of vinyl and then adhere them each individually to the shirt. The cut-by-colour feature allows you to easily separate the design by colour and cut each section individually.
    • Select Heat Transfer Vinyl Smooth, and make sure your image is mirrored. Place your HTV shiny side down on your cutting mat, and send it to the Silhouette to cut. Then, repeat this process for each colour.
    • Remove the excess vinyl from the carrier sheet. Only leave the vinyl you want to transfer to your shirt on the clear plastic backing.
    • You’ll need an ordinary iron set to the cotton setting with the steam off to apply the heat transfer vinyl on your shirt.
    • Position respectively the vinyl on the shirt, covered with a piece of multi-use paper and pressed down firmly with iron for about 5-10 seconds. Finally, the shirt is complete

5. Some completed DIY Halloween t-shirts

Creating your own DIY Halloween t shirt it’s great, isn’t it? With just a few simple methods, you have designed yourself a completely new and unique look on Halloween, leaving everyone in awe. Here are some completed DIY t-shirt samples to help you choose the ideal shirt idea. You can also customize it further if you want.

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Boo funny cute DIY shirt on Halloween
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Creating a DIY halloween t shirt will make your Halloween more enjoyable and meaningful. With just a few old plain t-shirts, simple tools and a rich imagination, you can give yourself a new appearance at the Halloween party. Therefore, TeeNavi has given you some great Halloween costume ideas and instructions for making them. Let’s start making impressive DIY shirts!

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