This ‘Santa’s Homeboy’ baby onesie is the perfect DIY project for the newest little addition in your life! Just a little glitter heat transfer vinyl does the trick in no time!
[Many thanks to the folks at DesignBundles.net for sponsoring today’s fun!]
Cool & Hip ‘Santa’s Homeboy’ Christmas Onesie
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!
- White onesie
- Kick font
- Santa design elements (It’s FREE!)
- 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
All the elements of this design can be found in the super festive (and free!) Christmas icons set from DesignBundles.net.
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.
For the text, I used the solid version of a font called Kick (and it comes with a cool chevron version as well!).
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….
Make sure you check out my Project Gallery for lots of other crafty creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!
Thursday 16th of November 2017
I found this on Pinterest and clicked the link for the bundle. It says it’s expired. Is there another way to get this file?
Saturday 18th of November 2017
Hi Kimberly! That bundle is from last year, so it is long expired. You're in luck though because it looks like now they have the Christmas icons available for free!
You can download them here: https://designbundles.net/free-design-resources/christmas-icons-collection/rel=ExDfgF
Sunday 25th of December 2016
Would you be able to describe how to make the text fit in the beard, etc? Thank you!!
Monday 26th of December 2016
Hey Jamie! Sure! I first typed out the word like normal then ungrouped it so all the letters were now independent and separate. Then, one by one, I moved each letter into place and adjusted the size, angle, and position until I was happy with their placements. It took a bit to perfect (I am slightly OCD), but I'm very happy with how it turned out! :) Hope this helps!
Thursday 15th of December 2016
Congrats on your new baby!!! He is so adorable!!! Love his cute onesie too!!!
Monday 26th of December 2016
Thank you so much, Sheena! He is pretty awesome. :)