Guest Post- DIY dinosaur stencil (silhouette project)

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Hi Everyone! My name is Michaela and I blog over at Covered in Mod Podge.

Hani was sweet enough to invite me to guest post. I’m so excited that we’ve made it into a blog swap! I hope you take some time to come check out Hani’s post over at my blog!

A friend’s adorable little boy just turned one. He {with personal return address labels and all} invited my little miss to his first birthday party. It was such a wonderful little gathering of friends. I was thrilled to be apart of it!

Well all this excitement has translated into racking my brain to come up with a really great present for the little man that doesn’t break my bank. Enter Pinterest.

This cute little dino caught my Pinterest surfing eyes. I was hooked. I got caught up with the dino theme and decided to make a cute little shirt to round out the present.

Lucky me, I got a Silhouette for Christmas. I’ve been giddy playing with it. After slicing a couple of holes in the cutting mat {and screaming at my cat who decided to beat the living daylights out of the cutting arm while it was moving}, I hope I’m starting to get the hang of it. I used my shinny new toy and the fabric ink starter kit to make the shirt.


I downloaded a cute little set of dinos from the Silhouette store. After picking my favorite {I think its because of the triceratops in The Land Before Time. Sarah, right?}, I designed a shirt around it.

 Etsy helped inspire me.

I used freezer paper as my stencil. I remember long before I thought I was going to need this info someone mentioning that the velum setting on the Silhouette was great for cutting freezer paper. Well, they were right!

Put the freezer paper with the sticky side facing down on the mat and cut the stencil out with the silhouette.
Now iron it on the fabric, make sure the sticky side is face down on the fabric, or else it will stick to the iron
Paint the stencil and there, your done!

{If you need more information, check out how to use freezer paper as stencil}


In order to have the two pieces of the gift be all matchy cute, I used the dino from the shirt as a template for the stuffed dino. I’m not the greatest with sewing curves, so they don’t look as much alike as I was hoping more. But, I do love the cuddly little guy. I’m still working on a name for him. I’d love suggestions!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post.
I’d love it if you stopped by Covered in Mod Podge and said hi!
Thanks so much Michaela.
Hey friends don’t forget to check me out on her blog. I am sharing my first ever homemade gel candle

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  1. Lisa says:

    awww! I love this for a little boy! Definitely need to remember this one 🙂

  2. Donene says:

    Love the dinosaur theme! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!!

  3. Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    Love, love, Love! My boys were obsessed w/ dinos when they were younger.

  4. Katie J. says:

    I love the dinosaurs! So cute! Every time I see a silhouette project I am more and more tempted to buy one. They do amazing things!!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

  5. the cape on the corner says:

    aww, that's cute. i like that!

  6. Wani says:


  7. Kimberly from "bugaboo" says:

    hahaha… love that little picture and quote!

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