Monday, April 4, 2016

Geeky Baby Bibs

This post is sponsored. All craft ideas and general geeky love is my own. 
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I'm a geeky mom. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Super Hero movies? I view them as rite of passages in my kids lives. I love taking them to Comic Con and I love when they want to dress up as something geeky for Halloween. It only seems natural that geekiness extends to the littlest ones too. What kind of geeky mom would I be if I didn't make adorable geeky bibs? 


You will need:
  • baby bibs without plastic on the back
  • white heat transfer
  • an iron
  • a Cricut or other way to cut the vinyl



To make this shirt, head over to the Explore site and select the great big blue, Create a New Project button.




This shirt is actually really simple to make. You just need to write your geeky saying in a text box and size it correctly. I wanted a simple and easy to read font for the bibs. I knew they would need frequent washing and I didn't want extra little things that might come up. The font I used for the words was Gill Sans and the words were about an inch high. I used a favorite saying from one of my favorite shows, Doctor Who for the first bib, with I Speak Baby and then just used a cute saying I had heard for the second one. These Fools Put My Cape on Backwards.



When you hit cut, it will ask you how many you plan to make, so if can plan your mats accordingly. It will groups the different color items onto different mats because it assumes you want to cut them out with separate colors and my absolute favorite part of the Explore? A check box that you can check that says you are printing this with iron-on and it will mirror everything for you. Kind of fantastic.


 After you cut the words, weed out the negative part and then you are ready to apply it to your bib. It is much easier to have bibs that do not have plastic on the back of them, but you can make it work if  you have ones with plastic on the back.


Place the carrier sheet, vinyl side down onto the shirt and then iron straight onto the plastic carrier sheet, making sure all of the areas of the word get high heat for 30 seconds. Make sure to move the iron frequently if you are using a bib with plastic on the back. DO NOT use a heat press if you are using a bib with plastic on the back. It WILL melt the plastic.

Start to peel the plastic off the bib and if any letters pull up, make sure they are covered with the plastic and iron that part again.


Ideas for other geeky bibs. 
Lord of the Rings- What About Second Breakfast?
Doctor Who- Are You My Mummy? I wear Bibs Now, Bibs Are cool! Fish Fingers and Custard Please. 
Harry Potter- Muggle Born, Accio Food, Mommy's Little Muggle

What other geeky things would you put on a bib?
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26 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are too cute. I would love to get a geeky bib for any one of my four new nieces or nephews.

Kait said...

HA! These made me laugh out loud. My friend is having a little boy this summer and I know she would love these :)

Karen Morse said...

Loving these bibs - and I know a bunch of mommies who would LOVE to know your secrets to making these! Your tutorial is so well explained - thanks for all the detail!
Karen | GlamKaren.com

Dollhouse Goddesses said...

What a cool idea. These bibs are hilarious and adorable. These would make a perfect gift to give at a babyshower, it's different and fun.

Cristina Ramirez said...

Oh my goodness. It's all too cute. Both the bibs and the baby. I don't have the talent to do it myself, but love that if you described the process so clearly. Thanks!

Terri Steffes said...

Ok, so the cutest baby model EVER! Love it! I have friends who do this sort of thing and I had no idea. It's complicated and wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

When my sons were babies, I loved buying bibs for them in all kinds of colors. These are really cute and I love all the colors.

Kid Minds said...

I know it sounds crazy but none of my kids ever had any bibs. I always let my kids feed themselves, so the bib wouldn't have helped to keep them clean. I just changed their outfits after they were done. But I love how creative you are!

Ron Leyba said...

Looks really cute and amazing. Love it!

jillconyers said...

The photos are so cute. I had no idea the bibs were made with a Cricut.

ana de jesus said...

I love the bib that says 'I speak Baby' I think that is pretty cool. My sis would look great in their bibs.

Krystle Cook said...

Such cute bibs! I need to try something like this with my boss cutter. I think my husband wants to sell it though.

Author TP Keane said...

Awe this is so cute and so great that you can print whatever you want on there. Wish my kids were young enough for it.

Rose Sahetapy said...

These bibs are adorable. You are creative and make very cute bibs with such lovely words. The pictures are beautiful.

Laci Carlson said...

How cute this ia amazing I can think of tons of things like don't hold me no I don't like you and other cute ones.

C said...

These are too adorable!!! My sister is expecting and I think I might just have to DIY one of these for the new baby.

Mariah Meyer said...

These are just so cute! I cant wait to have kids that I can buy nerdy and geeky things for!

LeAnne Matlach said...

awww. i've got a few friends with babies and will need to send these their way.

Jamie H said...

Super cute! I remember liking Star Wars, but I never got much into any of these. It's funny that my 6 year old and 4 year old have decided to become huge Star Wars and Super Hero fans! My daughter reads books and books about Star Wars and gets so put out with me when I screw up the characters!

Paula said...

I love Star Wars too and the best thing I can come up with is this mix up of the Yoda line, which actually is kind of cracking me up right now (and yes, I totally just made it up):
"There is no try. Only chew."

You're welcome. LOL.

Oh Chic Mom said...

I love the orange bib. My son had one when he was young. Things like this are so cute on babies!

Toni said...

What a cute idea for a gift for a new mom! I have two friends who just had babies and with all of the facial expressions they make, I imagine them thinking or saying these things.

Eileen Kelly said...

My niece is having a baby this summer. Our first grand- niece or nephew. We just started talking about her shower. These are perfect!

Bernadette Callahan said...

These would be fun to make at a baby shower. I love how they came out.

Julia Nyanyo said...

Cuteness overload!
Stormageddon was such a fun moment, (not mum, also not mum) I'd love to see him again one day

Dee M said...

Geeky moms rule! If my kids were still babies, they would definitely be wearing these. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! : )

 
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