Somehow, despite not ever having played Dungeons & Dragons myself, all three of my kids ended up being D&D players and dungeon masters. Here are three projects I recently did for them using my Silhouette. You’ll find free cut files below for all of them, in case you want to make shirts, binder decals, door mats etc. for the D&D gamer in your life.
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Project #1 – D&D T-shirt or ???
This is a simple “name tag” style design. I sized it slightly less than 4″ wide and cut it from shiny metallic gold heat transfer vinyl (the same one I used on the Ray Bradbury Bee Bookbag and Over-the-Shoulder Iguana T-shirt). On a black t-shirt, it looked super classy and all official-like. After making one for the Sonly One, I received a request to make one for Daughterly One #2. Daughterly One #1 hasn’t seen it yet, but I have more gold HTV at the ready for when she does. [grin]
What you’ll need…
- Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) in a contrasting color to the shirt – Chemica Metallic and Siser Electric give a fabulous shiny metallic finish.
- Iron & ironing board or Heat press
- Parchment paper or Teflon sheet
- Weeding tool
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Free cut file ↓ ↓ ↓
You could also cut this from adhesive vinyl to apply to a binder or notebook or fridge or, or, or.
What to do…
Project #2 – D&D T-shirt
I sized this design about 9½” wide and cut it from Siser Easyweed heat transfer vinyl. silver and navy blue. Materials and instructions are the same as Project #1. Here’s the free cut file:
Project #3 – D&D Roll a Reflex Save Door Mat
Apparently, in some Dungeons and Dragons games, you have to roll a reflex save in order to get past a barrier such as a door (check with your D&D player as s/he may play by different rules). So putting Roll a Reflex Save on a door mat appealed to my sense of humor and whimsy. If it were my house, I’d also make sure there was an oversize 20-sided die somewhere on the porch. Hey, if the mat says so…
This is a coir mat. Coir, Google tells me, is made from coconuts, which is pretty cool. It’s scratchy bristle-y, which makes it surprisingly easy to stencil on.
What you’ll need…
- Coir door mat (plain) – Also available at Home Depot & Ikea
- Adhesive vinyl – 2 pieces (12″x19″ and 10½” x 24″), any color that contrasts well with the mat and paint color. I used the equivalent to Oracal 651, but Oracal 631 or thick ConTact paper will work just as well.
- 12″ x 24″ Silhouette cutting mat
- Weeding tool – I use a dental pick
- Transfer Tape – 6″ wide
- Blue painters tape – 1″-2″ wide
- Outdoor craft paint – I used about a half bottle of FolkArt Licorice3/8″
- Stencil brush
- Measuring tape
- Silhouette Cutting Machine
- Free Silhouette cut file ↓ ↓ ↓
This project is the same as the Welcome Mat project I did last spring. The design is the same, just with different words. For a full tutorial on how to paint a coir door mat, go to the Welcome Mat project.
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