Bah! I’m dying here! Look at that photo of my adorable daughter!! You may notice that she looks significantly younger here… your eyes aren’t fooling you! I made this adorable St. Patrick’s Day onesie for my daughter last year, but I didn’t want to spill the secret ahead of time (blogs tend to ruin secrets, lol). So I took some pics, and saved it for this year!
To start, you want to choose your design. My daughter is actually 1/8th Irish (all from my mom’s side!), but you could easily change this up to say 1/4, 1/32, or even 100%!
Cutting Maching (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
Paint and glitter (I used two colours of green, and gold)
Once you know what your shirt will say, select your canvas in the Cricut Design Space (there is an option under “shirts” for infants and toddlers). Next, design using any text you want. I used the “insert image” function to insert a couple of clovers to act as dots for my “i”. I added these by first using the “slice” function to remove the original dot from the “i” (once you remove the dot, you can just delete it). Then I placed the new clover image where I thought it should go. Next I held down the “ctrl” key on my keyboard, selected both pieces, and then hit “weld” to weld the clover to the “i”. Once you have all your writing, select all of the pieces and weld them together so that the image stays together as one piece.
Next, print it out with your Cricut Explore Air 2 on freezer paper. You want to make sure that when you get to the preview screen, you move your image over so that you have at least an inch of material on each side after it is cut out. I find the “washi” setting in the custom settings cuts the best on this paper.
This is probably the most tedious part. You want to take your cut out image and place it on the onesie (including all of the inside pieces, like the hole in the center of the “e”. Lay down your background, and then iron the freezer paper onto the onesie on the no steam setting. Next, lay down any “inside” pieces and iron them in place (I only had three in this design).
Once they are ironed on, you can get painting! I used some white paint under the glitter to allow it to stick. If you wash it, the glitter may come off so you might want to use a paint with glitter in it already, or a paint colour underneath that you like.
When it dries, just peel off the freezer paper and you’re done! The cutest little St. Patrick’s day onesie ever!
And if you’re wondering how I made that adorable leather bow headband, you can see the full tutorial right here!
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