I have a new Santa Baby this year! Yep, my second son arrived in early October, so this will be his very first Christmas. Special for all of us, indeed.
Since he’s already one cool little dude, and because he has a ton of hand-me-downs from his older brother, I decided to whip up some holiday gear for him. After all, he’s got a crafty mom who loves glitter HTV. Keep reading for all the details on this festive homeboy baby garb!
[There are affiliate links in this post, and many thanks to the folks at DesignBundles.net for sponsoring today’s fun!]
Cool & Hip ‘Santa’s Homeboy’ Christmas Onesie
- White onesie
- Kick font
- Santa design elements
- Silhouette Cameo, cutting mat, & blade
- Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Red, green, silver, & black
Instead of trying to create my design from scratch (who has time for that, especially this time of year??), I used a little help. #noshame
Have you heard of them? If not, they always have tons of great design goodies: graphics, photos, tools, templates, and more….even a whole section for crafters like us (some are even free)! Their sister site, FontBundles.net, is a great place for premium fonts, and every week they offer a new freebie, complete with a commercial license.
Their Christmas Design Bundle contains over 900 festive design elements for only $34. It comes with all kinds of fonts, graphics, overlays, mockups, digital papers, and more that are perfect for the holidays!
For my little man’s onesie, I used elements from two different goodies that are a part of the Christmas Design Bundle. The first is the Christmas Icons collection, which features minimalistic graphics of all things classic Christmas.
So here are all the elements that I used to create my final design in Silhouette Studio. I played around with the proportions of the graphics and tweaked a few things, like turning St. Nick’s glasses into shades, just to amp up the coolness.
That’s why I love using pre-made design elements….they are a great starting point that you can adjust to suit your own needs, and they save you soooo much time!
Cutting The HTV
One by one, I loaded my sheets of glitter HTV onto my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo, then cut out their respective shapes. Thankfully, I actually remembered to place the sheets shiny side down and to mirror my design BEFORE cutting. Let’s just call that a Christmas miracle.
For glitter HTV, I usually use the cut settings for Heat Transfer Material-Flocked:
- Blade: 3
- Speed: 5
- Thickness: 33
Here are all of my pieces of HTV once they were cut and weeded. I then simply heated my iron to the Cotton setting and in less than a minute, everything was adhered to the onesie.
[For lots more posts with all the nitty gritty details on cutting and applying HTV, check out some of my previous projects in my Project Gallery!]
Santa’s Homeboy Himself!
And here is Santa’s little homeboy himself! Santa Baby served as a very fine and (mostly) pleasant model, although he refused to wear his matching sunglasses. Ahhh, you know models and their demands. ;)
Not too shabby for a quick holiday project reusing a hand-me-down!
If You Enjoyed This….
Thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!