Dino Gift Set {or rawr}

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 Pintrest surfing eye. 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!


{If you need information on how to use freezer paper as a stencil, check out this great post by Ashely at Make it and Love it.}

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 also helped with favors for the party. Stay tuned for some fun favor ideas!

Come party with me!


  1. Oh, goodness, that's aDORable! My son is 3 and he's CRAZY about dinosaurs...he'd flip for a shirt like that. Would you consider sharing it here?


    1. Thanks so much. I'd love to see it if you make it for your little man!

      I'll drop by!

  2. Love the shirt and I'm sure he will look adorable in it!

  3. So cute! What a great silhouette project! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    1. It was one of my first projects on the Silhouette. I'm excited with how it turned out!