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I love Christmas. Without a doubt it is my favorite time of the year. Christmas music, holiday cheer, searching for the perfect gift… and the magic. Becoming a parent allows me to see the magic of Christmas in a whole new light. Bean is 6 years old this year, and the magic of Christmas is alive in her heart. She can’t wait to see Santa this year for photos, she’s over the moon excited for Elf on the Shelf and she’s already trying to decide what to put out for Santa and Rudolph on Christmas Eve.
I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas, both gifts that I make myself and gifts that I buy that someone else has made by hand. I have a hard time keeping the gifts a secret. I want to show them off the moment that they are ready.
This month is the last month of the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge. A big thank you to Cricut for putting on such an amazing blogger program! It’s definitely bitter sweet seeing it come to an end. I would love to work with Cricut forever. I’ve had so much fun taking part in this challenge. The talent of the bloggers participating is amazing. Each round I’ve been in awe, humbled, inspired to do my very best and so honored that I was invite to participate. My team is comprised of blogger rockstars (myself excluded) and each month we’ve had a member in the Top 10 and our team even won one of the team challenges!
Our team name is Team Lucky #13 so for this month’s theme we decided on The 13th Day of Christmas. This is exciting for 2 reasons.
1. We all made really awesome DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!
2. As a gift to our readers we are giving away a Cricut Explore!!!!
I thought long and hard about what I would make for my 13th Day of Christmas project. I decided it had to be a gift for my girl who keeps the magic of Christmas alive and well in her heart. When people talk about how many reindeer santa has they say he has 8 reindeer, people forget about the 9th reindeer, Rudolph. Similarly no one talks about the 13th Day of Christmas 😉 so I decided to make a Rudolph design.
I wanted to put a new twist on Rudolph. I love how bucks and faux antlers have become such a decorating trend. The whole hipster ski lodge vibe is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest so I decided to give Rudolph a hipster twist by making him a dashing buck in silhouette with a glittery red nose. Cricut has a beautiful selection of Iron On Vinyl. I decided to make Rudolph’s body in Silver Iron On Glitter and his nose in Red Iron On Glitter.
I love the way the shirt turned out and was even happier once I saw it on Bean. She didn’t want to take it off and wore it to school the day after our photo shoot. When her teacher told her how much she liked her shirt she exclaimed “My Mommy made it for me!” Her teacher was blown away that it was custom designed and handmade.
I hope that you are inspired to make one of your own and that those who see it are just as blown away by your handmade creation.
Hipster Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Kids Shirt Made Using The Cricut Explore and Expressions Vinyl
- Cricut Explore
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Silver Iron On Glitter
- Red Iron On Glitter
- Long sleeved shirt
- Upload your Rudolph Image to Cricut Design Space, make sure that Rudolph is facing in the opposite direction of how you want him on the shirt since you cut heat transfer vinyl on the reverse side. Add a circle for the nose from the Cricut Design Space Library.
- Cut Rudolph’s Body on Silver Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cut Rudolph’s Nose on Red Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Weed out the vinyl that isn’t part of your design leaving your design on the clear plastic backing
- Position your design on your shirt vinyl side down (sparkle and plastic backing faced up)
- Iron on cotton setting for 15 seconds, check to make sure the vinyl is firmly secured. If not, press for longer until fully secured.
- Remove plastic backing
That’s it! Easy peasy! I hope you like my DIY Hipster Rudolph Shirt Made on Cricut Explore! This project takes approximately 10-15 minutes to make and is perfect for someone brand new to the Cricut Explore.
Project for personal use only, not to be resold.
Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine!
My Cricut Design Star Challenge team, Team Lucky #13 all put together some amazing DIY gift ideas! Please visit all of their posts to be inspired for some great DIY Christmas gifts.
1. Merry & Bright t-shirts from Tricia of Suburban Bitches
2. Holiday Wall Decal from Melissa of The Sweet Escape
3. Paper Christmas Trees from MJ of Pars Caeli
4. DIY Vinyl Mugs & Ugly Christmas Sweater from Andrea at Andrea’s Notebook
5. Pin the Beard on the Gnome game by Katie of That Girl Katie
6. Hipster Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Shirt by Crystal of Sew Creative
7. Swans a Swimming Purse by Celina of Petit a Petit and Family
My team from the Cricut Design Space Star™ (“Lucky 13”) was so fabulous to work with. A big hand to all the gals one more time: Monica of East Coast Creative, MJ of Pars Caeli, Sarah and Jessica of Pretty Providence, Melissa of The Sweet Escape, Sadie Jane of Simply Sadie Jane, Katie of That Girl Katie, Celina of Petit A Petit and Family, Andrea of Andrea’s Notebook, and last but certainly not least Erin & Tricia of Suburban Bitches.
And now on to our giveaway!