This is the sweetest Baby Halloween Shirt ever. When I saw it in the Cricut Projects in Design Studio, I knew I HAD to make one.
My kids are older, and I don’t think my 10 year old grandson would like this shirt. However, I was determined to find a sweet little girl would totally rock it!
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I made this project for the Bling on the Scream Blog Hop. You will find more great sparkly Halloween projects at the bottom of this post.
Of course after seeing this Baby Halloween shirt, I wanted to make it NOW….not next week after I have time to find all the supplies….NOW!
I had black and white heat transfer vinyl, so I wanted an orange T-shirt. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find a plain orange T-shirt? There were tons of them in patterns and with words and designs already one them, but no plain ones.
My second choices were either a white or black shirt. To make it even more challenging, I really wanted a long sleeve shirt, since the weather here in October is cool.
After running all over town, I finally had to settle on a short sleeve white T-shirt from Walmart. I guess I shouldn’t have been in such a hurry to make this cute Halloween project.
After settling on a white shirt, I was hoping hoping hoping that I had grey heat transfer vinyl to make the ghost. Of course I didn’t!
I live in a rural area with only one craft store nearby that sells Cricut Supplies. I got the last roll of silver glitter, and it is beautiful. I can’t wait to use it on another project soon.
Supplies Needed for Baby Halloween Shirt
- T-Shirt – Washed, dried, and ironed
- Silver Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Black Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Pink Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker Machine
- Cricut Access
- Cricut Easypress or iron
- Cricut weeding tool
This project was already designed, and it was included in my Cricut Access subscription. I love that about the Cricut. There are so many cool projects that you can get started as soon as you get your machine.
To find the project, I clicked the Projects tab on the left of the screen after opening Design Space. I found this cute Baby Halloween project when I was browsing through the Baby Category. It’s almost to the end.
When you click on the project, you can choose to customize it or make it. If you need something resized or want to change the font or graphics, choose customize.
The Cricut Access Logo in the lower left corner shows me that this project won’t cost me anything to make, because it’s included in my Cricut Subscription.
After clicking the Make It button, you will be ready to cut your vinyl. This is how your screen will look.
My shirt was size 12 months, and this was the perfect size. If you have a larger shirt, you may want to hit the Customize button so you can make it bigger.
Make sure you turn on MIRROR when doing heat transfer vinyl.
When putting the heat transfer vinyl on the mat, the plastic side goes down. Yes, this is completely opposite of how decal vinyl works. Since you are placing it, upside down, you will need to turn on the Mirror feature.
See the photo below to see how I laid the vinyl on my mat.
Use the vinyl setting to cut. After your shape is cut, you will need to weed your it. Weeding is when you remove the excess vinyl that won’t be used, leaving the shape that you will iron on.
You will see how I’ve removed the extra around the outside of the ghost and the eyes and mouth. The plastic layer is still on the mat.
Follow the same procedure for all of the vinyl colors. This project has three colors as shown in the photo below.
Now you’re ready to start ironing. For this project, I started with the words. Iron your shirt so you have a smooth surface. Place your iron-on face up with the plastic toward you. Move the iron slowly across the plastic, making sure to cover all of the area.
Peel the plastic up slowly in case some of the iron on hasn’t released from the plastic.
I did the ghost after the words, and then I did the bow.
Heat transfer vinyl can be intimidating, but I hope you’ll give it a try. I love the results, once I used it.
Here are more of my Halloween posts that you might like.
- Cricut Explore Halloween Pumpkins
- Handmade Halloween Cards
- Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries
- Halloween Treat Bags
- Spooky Halloween Sign
My crafty friends have more great Halloween Craft Projects to get you started with your Halloween decorating. Go take a look!