Chillin’ With My Peeps – with free cut file

Cuteness overload – – the post with lots of pictures of my niece and a small shout-out to the project at hand…cause even though the shirt is cute, she’s cuter!  I love this fun onesie for Easter, Chillin’ with my Peeps:

Chillin' with my Peeps

I needed to write the post quick ( sometimes I’m on top of it, sometimes it sneaks up on me) and I knew of the perfect quick and easy project – a peeps shirt!  So then I had to have my mom swing my niece by my house so I could do an impromptu photo shoot – because let’s face it, cute babies make pictures even cuter.

chillin with my peeps diy easter shirt

Today’s project is awesome, because the shape of a “bunny peep” is a simple one – – so you can easily handcut this if you don’t have a cutting machine.  Just cut the outline and use a mini hole punch for the eyes and nose.  I used my Silhouette Cameo, but really, if you’re looking for a simple hand-cut project, this could be it. (YES, you can hand-cut vinyl)

I love heat transfer so much I keep coming back to it.  You can find a tutorial for layering HERE and using the glitter transfer HERE.

A few things to remember:

–I cut the heat transfer glitter using the “flocked heat transfer” setting on my Silhouette.

–I traced the peep shape with the tracing function.

–When cutting text, be sure to MIRROR the image before cutting – – I know to do that, and I still forgot the first time I cut it – oops!  You do this because with Heat Transfer, you actually cut the back of the vinyl (put the shiny side of the sheet down against your mat) and then flip it over to iron it on to your item.

–Use a pretty hot iron with a thin cloth between it and the vinyl.  Slowly peel off the clear sheet and iron the design again to be sure it’s set well.

That’s it!  Enjoy the cuteness – -

DIY Bunny Peeps shirt

My original idea was to have 5 peeps because with my kiddos and my niece, there are 5 cousins.  But 5 glitter peeps on a onesie took up too much room – – so I went with 3.  Still cute.  I put “chillin’ with my peeps” at an angle for that extra pop of fun.

FREE FILE DOWNLOAD:  Peeps are such a simple shape, that this is an awesome hand-cut project.  If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut, you can still cut heat-transfer vinyl – you just use scissors.  So it’s good to find simplistic images.  But I have to admit I love having my Cameo and how I can crank out a custom shirt in just a few minutes.  If you have a Silhouette, and don’t want to design your own peeps, you can access my free cut file HERE: Chillin’ With My Peeps File

(Did you notice she’s also modeling one of my Paparazzi Headbands?  So cute!)

About the iron-on vinyl:
You’ve probably noticed, but one of my FAVORITE things to use is heat transfer vinyl.  I stock up on plain tshirts when I see them at thrift stores or on sale, so I always have some on hand when a project calls.  It’s just such an awesome way to add personalization.
On top of that, my FAVORITE type of heat transfer vinyl is GLITTER Heat Transfer Vinyl (because everything needs a little sparkle!) and Expressions Vinyl  (affiliate link) has tons of color selection in that category – you won’t be disappointed.  If you haven’t used it yet, what are you waiting for – try it!

I included several tips on the post over there, but the biggest one is….
MIRROR the text before cutting – – I know to do that, and I still forgot the first time I cut the “chillin with my peeps” – oops!  You do this because with Heat Transfer, you actually cut the back of the vinyl (put the shiny side of the sheet down against your mat) and then flip it over to iron it on to your item.

She’s just learning to sit – – we got a few pictures before she toppled over.   How about that it happened to be her 6 month birthday – so the impromptu pictures can double as milestone pictures.  Bonus!
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Thanks for Reading


  1. says

    This is so cute! I could not find your e-mail address, but could you please send me the file you mentioned in this post? (
    Believe it or not, I have had a Cameo for about a year and have only used it one time! I really need to sit down and play around with it, but I just don’t know where to begin. Maybe this would be a good first project :)

  2. says

    This turned out fabulously! Way to pull something AMAZING together in the final hour. (And I totally know what you mean about deadlines creeping up. I have one myself this Saturday. Eek! Better get on that stat.) Great job, Mandy.

  3. says

    I just tried on onie’s for my nieces new baby. I had so much fun I could go nuts with the vinyl. However, were did you get the shape to cute, or did you down load it? I have a cricut and I don’t recall any of the images looking like these.

  4. Tina says

    I am not really familiar with a Silhouette so forgive me for asking if this doesn’t work lol. Any chance there is a jpg version of this file?

  5. Whitney says

    Absolutely adorable. Can I ask what font you used for the words? When I downloaded the file the font did not come through with the cute one you used here! Thanks!

  6. Talena says

    I am obsessed with this shirt you made! Your niece is adorable too!!! I don’t have a machine yet but am planning on getting a Cricut Explore Air, hopefully before Easter. Is there a way that I can download this as a .svg or another file type than studio?

    Thank in advance!

    • says

      I’m trying to figure out a way, but I’m not having much luck. If you want to replicate it, the font I used is called His Name Is Honey and then you can just trace the shape of a peep online. Hope that helps!


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