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I always have tons of Cricut vinyl scraps laying around. The hardest thing is what to do with them, I mean they are perfectly good Cricut vinyl scraps right? 

yellow and coral tshirt made with cricut vinyl scraps

My favorite kind of crafts are the ones that you do not have to spend a lot of money on, and this is one of those. You have all the supplies you need in your scrap pile or lying around your craft room!

yellow and coral tshirt made with cricut vinyl scraps

What Can You Do With Cricut Vinyl Scraps?

Finding a way to your scrap vinyl is the crafters equivalent to recycling. You will be giving those small and unused pieces of vinyl to create something spectacular and give them a purpose. 

When I found out how to effectively do this, I was in love with the process and now I get excited when I see my scrap pile filling up! There is so much you can do with what seems like so little. 

This shirt is just an idea of what to do with Cricut vinyl scraps. You can also use the scraps on things like.

yellow and coral tshirt made with cricut vinyl scraps

If you have been throwing away your scraps after your projects, allow this to be your sign to start holding onto them. You will adore the designs and products you can make with those little bits of vinyl hanging around. 

On the other hand, if you are someone that has been holding your Cricut vinyl scraps close, you will love to hear that it has been for a reason. You knew in the back of your mind that they would come to use, and now you know for sure!

Everything you make with your scraps will be one of a kind because it was made out of the little bits and pieces of material you have collected. There’s nothing more rewarding than creating unique designs.

yellow and coral tshirt made with cricut vinyl scraps
Yield: 1 Shirt

Tshirt Idea Using Cricut Scrap Vinyl

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Do you have tons of Cricut scrap vinyl laying around? This tutorial shows you just what to do with it. Your Cricut scrap vinyl doesn't have to go to waste!




  1. putting transfer tape onto a green cricut sticky mat Place a piece of transfer tape down onto your paper side up.
  2. Remove the paper backing from the transfer tape. Cut the sides so that they are straight
  3. placing scrap vinyl onto transfer tape Place the vinyl scraps next to each other, making sure the sides are touching. (I like to use glitter vinyl)
  4. ironing wrinkles from a coral shirt with cricut easypress Using your Cricut EasyPress iron out all the wrinkles and remove moisture.
  5. Folding a shirt in half to find the center Fold the shirt down the middle. This is how we mark the center of the shirt before we press the vinyl.
  6. using the easypress to iron down the middle of a coral shirt Using your EasyPress again iron on the fold to leave a mark for the center.
  7. blank cricut design space canvas Open a blank canvas in Cricut Design Space.
  8. type out text for your shirt Type out the text or choose a design.
  9. choose a font for your design Choose a font for your scrap vinyl design.
  10. resizing the design in cricut design space Resize the design to fit your shirt.
  11. cricut design space on screen canvas Click make it, and make sure the design is in the same spot as your off-screen mat that you prepared earlier. Don't forget to mirror since we are using HTV. Cut using the settings that are for the material you are using.
  12. placing scrap vinyl design onto a coral shirt Carefully place the vinyl design on to the shirt, using the line that we ironed in as a guide. placing scrap vinyl design onto a coral shirt
  13. using a t-square to check the distance between the design and collar You can use a t-square to check the distance between the design and collar.
  14. pressing a shirt with the easypress 2 Press your shirt at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds. Flip and press the back for 15 seconds.
  15. finished cricut scrap vinyl shirt And that's it! You just made a shirt with Cricut scrap vinyl!

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