@ineedthisunicorn 🎃I love working with the glow-in-the-dark puff vinyl! The next video will show how I made them! #halloween #spookyseason #october #halloweeniseveryday #ribcage #glowinthedark #halloweenlook #halloween2023 #cricut #diyfashion #crafty ♬ Disappear – Maniak-B
After my store being on hiatus for a long time, I have finally opened back up for business!
Just in time for Halloween, I have a few spooky handmade items for you! However, we all know Halloween is for everyday! These will be available until the next time I revamp my offerings.
I wanted to wear something cool for Halloween, as well as make something… a little extra. So I made ribcage shirts, but not just any ribcage… a glow-in-the-dark one! I made them using smooth vinyl as well as a textured puffy one, (which is really fun to work with!) I made them on the expected black shirts, but I also wanted to try using a cotton candy-colored tie dye one… it turned out so much better than I expected! It is so stankin’ cute!
The drawing started as a pencil drawing in my sketchbook. I looked at references of ribcages, and stylized it. Then I scanned in my drawing, and took it into Adobe Illustrator. I usually do my vectors using the Pen Tool. But I thought it would take too long, so I used the trackpad on my MacBook Pro and traced it with the Pencil Tool. It’s not something I normally do! Years of gaming on a trackpad and using the Wacom Tablet, made this possible. I converted it to an SVG and used the Cricut machine to cut! Then I weeded the vinyl and used a Cricut heat press to press it onto the shirts! If you don’t want to go through all that DIY, you’re in luck!
I am offering a choice for the black shirts if you want the smooth vinyl or the puffy one. But for the cotton candy unicorn-colored tie-dye tank, I am offering only the puff because that is what looks best against the spiral tie-dye! I am really obsessed with how it turned out and I got my first order already!
The neck label will come with the original neck label unfortunately. I was able to have my own printed when I used a Direct-To-Garment printing company, but I tried making mine on the Cricut machine, and it’s nearly impossible for me to work with something so small. Shown are my own samples, with the tags cut off for a cleaner look to show as a sample.
Please keep in mind, I do not keep blank shirts in stock at my house. I have to order them wholesale online. I will order them immediately after receiving your order, but the time it takes to get to my house is not something I can speed up. So please allow at least 2 weeks for these to ship to me, get made, and then for me to ship to you! Believe me, if I had a warehouse and the funds, it would be faster!
If you need help with sizing, I have linked to the shirt brand’s size chart on the individual product pages and on here for your convenience.
As we have learned as children, we need to charge them with a bright light to get the best glow!
If you prefer a different kind of t-shirt, please let me know! You can email me jessica at ineedthisunicorn.com if you have a special request. Then I will make a listing for you!
If I can buy the tee at a wholesale website, then I can make it for you! This couldn’t be done when I was using DTG companies, so I am happy to offer customization!
@ineedthisunicorn Spooky season is officially here! But you know we dress like this all year ‘round anyway! 😉 How I made these Glow-in-the-dark Ribcage tops in the video! It starts with a pencil sketch… #halloween #halloween2023 #spookystyle #pastelgoth #ribcage #metalstyle #halloweeniseveryday #cricut #crafty #smallbusiness #artist #october #fall #fallfashion #halloweenvibes #glowinthedark #spookyseason ♬ you not the same – tilekid
Last year I designed these Witch hands stickers. I’ve seen them as skeleton hands, but never witch hands, so I drew them myself. I’ve been told I have “old crone hands” which is just great. Whatever, I’ll work with it. I made my own last year but hand cut the myself, not trusting the machine. Therefore, I am having these professionally printed by Sticker Ninja. It was worth the extra cost to have them professionally made because good quality glow-in-the-dark sticker paper only comes in 2 in a pack, and it’s hard to maximize the amount I can print when there is an offset! It was less frustrating to use a company and I am very happy with how they turned out.
Holographic and Duo-chromatic Skull Decorations aka Paperweights
These skulls would look amazing on your gaming desk, or your shelf behind your filming area! In the future I will experiment with more, like embedding items, or painting them. For now. holographic and duo-chrome is pretty enough for me! The listing is not yet up, but I will edit this post when they are!
I have other resin items I am working on, such as sun catchers, but they’re not finished yet. It’s the hanging part that need to be done.
As for non-Halloween items, I made a bunch of blank journals and music journals for the back-to-school season. They’re on Amazon, please give me a review if you do purchase one! It helps other people see my stuff when they do a search!
Disclosure: This post is promoting my own small business.