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Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt that’s Perfect for the Pumpkin Patch!

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We always go to the pumpkin patch every October, and this year our window of available dates was dramatically reduced thanks to a prolonged work trip of my husband’s.  He’d be traveling to Japan for several weeks, so we only had a few days where we could squeeze in a trip to the farm….and wouldn’t you know it that that’s when a heat wave has to roll on through. #thanksglobalwarming

My mom had already purchased my son a cute little jack-o-lantern shirt that I was planning on having him wear, however, it was long-sleeved and would be much too hot.

Sooooo, on the day of our annual outing, I whipped up this cute little short-sleeved replacement while Rowan was napping and it worked perfectly for our fun-filled HOT afternoon at the pumpkin patch!

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

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Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt

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My Design

You all know I love cute freebies (check this out for lots of resources!), and that’s just what I used for this shirt.  These cute jack-o-lanterns were a daily freebie from Daily Art Hub and I just thought they were so stinking adorable that I had to use them in a project for my little man….and what’s more appropriate for a pumpkin patch shirt than a gaggle of silly pumpkins??

I created my design in Silhouette Studio since I’d be cutting it out in HTV with my beloved Silhouette Cameo.

I simplified the originals quite a bit since I’d just be using one shade of orange and left out the red tongues….this was supposed to be a quick project, after all!  I also flipped the middle row’s set of stumps to add some interest, and rearranged the faces so they were evenly spaced in terms of facial features.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Oh, I also used this same set of cute pumpkins to make the balloons for Rowan’s fun skeleton trick-or-treat bag (and it glows in the dark!).  You gotta grab up those freebies while they’re available because you never know what you’ll end up using them in!

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

 

Cutting Out the HTV

I first cut out the pumpkins in some orange HTV with my Silhouette Cameo using the Heat Transfer Material: Smooth settings:

  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 5
  • Thickness: 4

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Then I cut out the stumps in some green HTV.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Here are the HTV pieces once trimmed and weeded….looking cute already!

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Applying the HTV

Now it was time to apply everything, so I pulled out my stand-in ironing board (a.k.a. a cookie sheet) and pre-heated my iron to the Cotton setting.  I first ironed the shirt to remove any wrinkles, then put the pumpkins into position.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

After placing my multi-use paper overtop (I definitely recommend one of these if you’re also applying HTV with an iron!), and got to adhering the pumpkins.  All it took was about 10-15 seconds of firm, even pressure and they stuck to the shirt like glue.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Here’s how it looked after the clear backing was removed.  They look cute like this without their little tops, but….

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

….since I already cut the green fellas out, I went ahead and added them next following the same steps.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

The Final Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt!

And here’s Rowan’s final pumpkin patch shirt!  I think it turned out so well, especially for a last-minute project during nap time….mom to the rescue! :)

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Rowan completed his pumpkin patch attire with some black high-tops, a black hat, and his signature shades (Halloween-style of course).  He is one cool kid after all. :)

We got lots of compliments on his silly-faced shirt and he wore it proudly (along with the farm’s sticker) while picking out his pumpkin….

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

….and going down a giant tube slide….857 times….in a row….

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

….followed by more slide fun.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And some swinging.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And getting lost in a hay maze with Dad.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And playing in a corn crib (with Dad creeping in the background).

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Or going for a spin (or dozen) in the mini corn barrel pull.

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

All in all, it was another fun family outing at the pumpkin patch.  So thanks, Heat Wave, for giving me the motivation to whip up this cute custom shirt for my little boy! :)

This is just the perfect shirt to wear to the pumpkin patch!! Cute Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Faces Shirt | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

If You Enjoyed This….

Make sure you check out my Project Gallery for lots of other Halloween fun, sweet keepsakes for kiddos, and all kinds of other creations!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And Happy Halloween!

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