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:
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.
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)
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 – -
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.
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.