8.20.2013

How to Design Your Own Baby Onesies

Ok I know I am only 17 weeks pregnant but I can't help indulge in a few baby items even if we haven't found out the gender of Baby Henning yet. Gender neutral all the way! Except my grandma when I talked to her recently gave me the perfect excuse to find out the gender of our baby before delivery, she stated, "no baby wants to wear yellow ALL the time!" I love my Grandma's logic. I also loved her response when she found out she was going to be a great grandma, she boldly stated, "I want to hold this baby." And hold it of course she shall. She is the only grandparent I have and I will hopefully get a photo of four generations, her, my mom, me and then Baby Henning. Sorry I am digressing.
Back to baby onesies and designing a few yourself, I found a great deal at Old Navy for a 3 pack of 3-6 month old white onesies for $5 and with some fabric paint, the possibilities are endless. 

I wanted to make some polka dots and had the great idea of using wine corks as a stamp for the polka dots. I had a few champagne corks which are thicker, cut the larger part of the cork in half and dipped them in the fabric paint. I used one cork for each color I used. I kept a small paint brush on hand in case some of the paint didn't stamp completely onto the onesie but there was just small parts that didn't stamp. Just make sure you have plenty of paint on the cork before you stamp. 







For the triangle onesie, I had a wood triangle that I found at Michaels that I traced and used a small foam brush to paint in the triangles. 

Let the paint dry for at least 4 hours then you can wash the onesies 72 hours after painting at least according to the directions on the fabric paint I bought.
I made another polka dot onesie.
As I mentioned, the possibilities are endless, you can do a chevron pattern, an Aztec pattern, and use whatever colors you find at your local craft store.


20 comments:

Sarah said...

Great idea. You're gender scan should be soon! :)

Sarah said...

hello, your, not you're

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

adorable!! :)
-wHiT

Tabitha Carnes said...

Such a cute idea!!

Jane said...

this is such a cute idea. i love the triangle ones. and the picture of four generations in your family sounds wonderful. i once took a picture of my dad, my brother and my brother's baby boy and it was just the most precious thing ever.

The Now said...

SOOO Cute!!! We always do onesie stations at showers, but these are much better than the ones I usually make. haah. xoxo

Sarah Alway said...

Cuteness! I totally wanted to make my best friend custom onesies for her shower but the project was an epic fail, LOL.

Sarah @ Life As Always

birdie to be said...

These are so cute! Great diy!

Heather said...

How cute! I love this idea.

brooke lyn said...

love the one with the triangles! :)

awhite said...

How cute! :)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

So sweet! Can't wait for your gender reveal!

Tiara Wasner said...

love how they turned out!

Hilary said...

I did some like these a few weeks ago! I found a tutorial on Pinterest for ombre (loved it) and then I did a chevron pattern in Clemson colors. It was so much fun. I have three more - I might have to try the polka dots!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

So cute and I love the creative idea of using corks! BTW you're grandma is right about the yellow, plus, not a lot of babies can pull off yellow nicely anyways!

Val said...

How precious. It's such an exciting time for you.

Kelly said...

congrats again...I forget if initially I told you that...what do you think it's gonna be ...I say Girl...and I love that these onsies aren't totally "GIRL" I had a girl last november and I really never dress her in a ton of pink and I just think those onsies you made will be totally great....but also if it's a boy...also don't be offended that I say it...it's just because I don't know what pronoun to use...yet!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

These are adorable!!! What a great idea. So simple and fun.

Kasey Lynne said...

Etsy shop anyone?? ;)

christina said...

cute!