Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby’s First Halloween + GIVEAWAY!

Folks, I’m about ready to pop with my second son….as in it’s just over three weeks from my due date!   EEEEKK!  While I’m in full-blown nesting mode and STILL trying to finish his nursery, I’ve also been working on creating some cute little outfits for him to rock.

I hadn’t yet discovered the wonderful world of Silhouetting when I was pregnant with my first son, so he missed out on a lot of mom’s craftiness during his first year.  Poor fella.  However, thanks to him having a TON of plain white onesies left over that we packed away in storage, I’ve got plenty of material to give his brother some totally rad gear.

Since Baby Boy #2 is going to be an October baby, he’s of course going to need something to mark his very first Halloween….and his Southern girl for a mom just couldn’t pass up a monogram.  But it’s a cool monogram with skulls.  No worries.

Oh, and there’s extra goodness in this post too….not only is it Silhouette Challenge time again, BUT we’re also hosting an amazing giveaway for a $140 Amazon gift card!  Keep reading for all the details!

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Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby’s First Halloween + GIVEAWAY!

Supplies

 

The Design

I spotted this cute skulls monogram design over at the Silhouette Design Store and I instantly fell in love.  It was super cute but still boyish….at least enough to satisfy my husband.  I don’t know how many times I hear him tell me “Too girly!” when I’m making projects for my boys, especially when I use glitter HTV.  *sigh*  Men.

{Oh, another little bonus with this file is that it comes with the full monogram alphabet, so no need to purchase a separate file!  I had already bought a circle monogram font file from Etsy ages ago, but I was pleasantly surprised to see all those letters when I opened up this beauty….gotta love a two-for-one!}

Skulls Monogram Silhouette Studio Design

 

Cutting Out the HTV

Before cutting out the HTV with my Silhouette, I first sized my design and ensured the black skull element overlapped on top of the orange circle just a wee bit.  This would help me when I went to apply the cuts to make sure there was no white fabric peek-a-booing between the two pieces.

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Then I got to cutting all three pieces.  I first cut out the monogram in some lime green HTV….and I was super proud of myself for actually remembering to flip it before sending it to my Silhouette! #littlethings

I used the following cut settings for Heat Transfer Material: Smooth-

  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 8
  • Thickness: 4

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Next up came the circle in orange HTV, and I used the same cut settings here.

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

The final cut was the skull circle frame.  Since this was going to be in black glitter HTV (my all-time favorite material to use with my Silhouette!), I used the following cut settings for Heat Transfer Material: Flocked-

  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 5
  • Thickness: 33

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

All three pieces cut beautifully, and surprisingly, the skulls weren’t that bad to weed!  That’s the beauty of glitter HTV….and a nice pair of pointy craft tweezers.

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Applying the HTV

I still don’t have a heat press yet….maybe I’ll finally get one whenever I finish planning the craft room of my dreams. (#somedayitllhappen)  So it’s my regular iron to the rescue!

I first applied the green and orange layers at the same time by running my pre-heated iron (set to Cotton) over top, using a sheet of multi use paper in between.

{Please pardon my poor lighting and awkward alien hand!}

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

After about 20 seconds, I checked to see how the adhesion was looking, then slowly peeled away the clear backing from both pieces.

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

The same steps were taken to apply the black skull piece….and I just LOVE that glitter HTV!

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

BPB’s Spooktacular Skull Monogram Onesie!

Take a look at how my soon-to-be-here second son’s skull monogram onesie turned out!  I think it’s just perfect for an October baby boy’s first Halloween….and a nice way to jazz up a hand-me-down white onesie from his older brother. ;)

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

It’s Silhouette Challenge Time Again!

As promised, there’s extra Silhouette goodness in this post because it’s also Silhouette Challenge time again!  Woot Woot!

2016 Silhouette Challenge Themes! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

This quarter’s theme is Fall Projects, so make sure you take a peek at the other 13 projects being shared today!  Everything related to Fall is included: back-to-school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins….lots of goodness indeed!

14 Fall Projects for Your Silhouette! | Where The Smiles Have Been

DIY Back to School Sign & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Stenciled Fall Leaf Throw Pillow "Happy Fall Y'all" Watercolor Art: Cameo 3 Tutorial Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch Onesies Conquering my Fears How to Build and Paint a Wood Sign Reversible Fall Block {tutorial} + Fall Blog Hop & Giveaway Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY! Double Sided Fall and Christmas Pillow Tutorial Pumpkin Pillow Covers Make Fun Canvas Pencil Cases Silhouette Fall Challenge: Fall Planter Box w/ Vinyl Pumpkins "Happy Fall Y'all" Cotton Wreath

1. Small Stuff Counts // 2. My Favorite Finds // 3. Two Purple Couches // 4. The Thinking Closet // 5. Practically Functional // 6. GiveMeAPaintbrush // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. Ginger Snap Crafts // 9. Where The Smiles Have Been // 10. Sisters, What! // 11. Create & Babble // 12. HaberdasheryFun // 13. Curly Crafty Mom // 14. unOriginal Mom

 

Amazon Giveaway!

And because we not only want to inspire you creatively, but help provide you with the tools to make that happen, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are hosting a giveaway for a $140 Amazon gift card for one lucky winner!  You can put that prize toward a Silhouette machine, supplies, or whatever your crafting heart desires.

The best part?  This giveaway is open to international readers, as well.  Whoo hoo!

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To enter: Just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 17 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, September 19th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  International entrants are welcome too!  You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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More {Fall} Fun with My Silhouette

If you enjoyed this, please take a looksy around my Project Gallery for lots of other crafty creations, including these fall goodies!

Learn how to create this cute keepsake for your child that you can update each school year! Back-to-School Shirt with Yearly Handprints: Year 2! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Shabby Chic Happy Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger: My Girly Gourd! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Halloween Footprint Craft: A Ghostly Keepsake! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Fun Skeleton Trick-or-Treat Bag that GLOWS in the DARK! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Yearly Halloween Costume Photo Frame | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

FREE Silhouette Cut Files at WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky blonde, blue-eyed two-year-old boy and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. We live our lives in the Deep South, and I spend my son's nap times getting my craft on. I blog at Where The Smiles Have Been about my adventures in craftiness, DIY decor, Silhouette projects, and life as a new mommy.

Comments

  1. This is so cute! I wish I had my Silhouette when my kids were babies. You make such great stuff for Rowan and now baby number 2!

    • Thanks so much, Kelly! I know what you mean….I wish I had my Silhouette when Rowan was a super wee one too. There are so many cute baby things to create. I might go a little overboard with Baby #2 now…..if I can find the time, and especially, energy! :)

  2. What a cute onesie! Great job! I am always scared to try multi colored projects for fear I won’t get them lined up correctly. Your project gives me hope that some day I can try it!

    • Thank you, Bev! I was also terrified to try my first multi-colored project (and still get quite anxious when it comes time to apply everything…I’m so OCD!). Just dive right in and give it a go! The worst that can happen is that it’s a little off, and you can always just zap the HTV off with your iron and start over if you want. No big deal! :)

  3. That is way too cute to spook!!!

  4. Awesome giveaway! I hope I win! Your projects are always so adorable! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Adorable! Using HTV is my favorite thing do with my Cameo. Yours turned out adorable! It’s great to be part of the Silhouette Challenge with you this time!

    • Thanks so much, Carrie! I’m glad to hear that there’s a fellow HTV lover. :) It’s so nice being part of the Challenge with you as well….they’re so fun and I love seeing all of the variety that everyone comes up with!

  6. I love the black glitter skulls – I don’t think they’re too girly at all ;) I can’t wait to see the wardrobe you’ll create for your new little one!

    • Thanks Emily! It’s good having a fellow glitter HTV fan around since my husband always complains about it. ;) He just doesn’t understand…. I have LOTS of wardrobe ideas swirling around in my head for my little man to rock, but I think I’m going to run out of time before he gets here! Oh well, I can always make them after he arrives too. :)

  7. What a cute onesie for an October baby! Thanks for the Silhouette inspiration!